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Are Custom Earplugs Effective?

a pair of orange foam ear plugs

Technology is moving forward all the time, and in the medical field, there are tools and implements that are getting some amazing upgrades all the time. Upgrades such as better software, better components and in turn a greater overall experience for the users. When it comes to earplugs, they are a wonderful tool and something that many people rely on around the world.

And in recent times custom earplugs have come to the forefront when it comes to ear protection. There are many reasons why we want to use earplugs in the first place, from loud environments, work environments that may cause damage to ears otherwise, music festivals and maybe even for sporting events.

But it goes without saying that protecting your ears and ensuring that loud noises around us in our environment don’t cause permanent damage, in the way of hearing loss, tinnitus or eardrum perforation is essential. So, if you are considering buying a custom pair of earplugs for your ears, you can be confident that it is something that many people are turning to. But what are they? And are they effective in today’s environment? Find out more about these pieces of equipment below. 

What are they?

Custom earplugs are ear plugs that are molded to the shape of your ears. A hearing instrument specialist (HIS) will take a mold of your ear and then create a pair of earplugs that fit perfectly into your ears. Quite simply they are personalized earplugs made from materials that sit comfortably in your ear. Avoiding damage to our hearing is very important, and custom earplugs provide you with a much better fit, much less likely to fall out and overall more aesthetically pleasing in many cases.

A lot of people prefer to have flesh colored earplugs for various reasons, not everybody is confident about the way traditional earplugs look, especially when in social environments. So, looking at these custom earplugs can add an element of confidence for many people. Some events require earplugs for a long time, which can become uncomfortable when wearing after a while.

Not only are they comfortable but they can also save the health of your ear from damage that foam or other materials that can cause discomfort over time. Some people chose to use custom earplugs for sleeping, to block outside noise and get a good night’s sleep. This means that they are molded to the shape of your ears and not pushing on your ears anywhere too much. 

How do they help?

Custom earplugs are made from durable and comfortable material, you don’t need to push them into your ear forcefully and they are made to fit your ear specifically so you don’t need to think about them coming out, causing damage or irritation. The fact that they are carefully created with high-quality materials to fit into your ear means they are a snug fit that are effective in keeping noise to a minimum. These types of earplugs are long-lasting and durable so economical in the long run.

Custom earplugs are also created and measured by professionals so you can be sure that they will be custom for you and nobody else. Nobody’s ears are the same so it makes sense that these noise-cancelling earplugs are going to prevent noise damage effectively when they fit just right. 

Do they really work?

Many users have described a great deal of comfort and an improvement in the amount of noise that is experienced in the environment. There are a lot of people that continue to use these custom earphones on a regular basis which proves that they are effective and comfortable, as well as preferable to disposable earphones.

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to hearing loss which is why these earplugs are popular. Studies show they are effective and a great piece of personal protective equipment, whether for work use, in noisy environments or for recreation time. As with anything though you are the best judge on whether they work for you or not.

People have chosen to embrace this new technology to protect their hearing and it’s a tool that many are sticking with. They do work well and there’s no doubting the fact that they are useful and a great way to look after your health. As with other protective equipment you have to take care of them and use them correctly at all times to get the benefit from them. 

To learn more about Beck Hearing Aid Centre call today at 519-438-0492.


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