Custom-made Earphone Plugs
Custom-made earphone plugs are tailored to the exact contours of your ears. When used with “in-the-ear” earphones, custom-made earphone plugs can greatly improve the acoustics of music and comfort. Since ambient noise will be reduced, music volume can be set at lower levels to protect hearing from the risk of permanent noise-induced damage. Moreover, the perfect acoustic seal provides better sound isolation and bass response.
A variety of “in-the-ear” earphones can be used with custom-made earphone plugs. Common brands include: Shure, Ultimate Ears, Bose, Bang & Olufsen, Westone etc.
Dirty water can easily enter the ear canal causing inflammation of the ear or otitis media. People with chronic middle ear infection, eardrum perforations or with grommet in their ears are recommended to wear swimming earplugs when swimming or participating other water sports.
Swimming plugs are very effective in minimizing the chance for ear infections by keeping water entering the ear canal.
Swimming plugs can also be used when bathing and showering.
Regardless if you are a musician, sound engineer or music fanatic, frequent visits to loud concerts for a period of 3 hours or more can be enough to cause lasting damage to your hearing / inner ear hair cells in the cochlear, which is your hearing. Thus, hearing protection is highly recommended.
Many musicians refuse to use conventional noise reduction earplugs because of distorted music sounds. However, musician earplugs are designed to allow attenuation evenly across the frequency spectrum -- reducing the volume while retaining the original quality of the sound. This is a custom-made earplug, allowing maximum comfort for the user.
There are three types of attenuator available: ER-9, ER-15 and ER-25. The number corresponds with the amount of sound reduction provided in dB.
Sleeping / Noise Reduction Earplugs
Are you frequently exposed to loud sounds? Is your partner’s snoring affecting your sleep quality at night? Noise reduction earplugs can help you block environmental sounds. The size and depth of the earplugs can be customized to suit your attenuation needs.
Getting a perfect ear impression is crucial to comfort and sound quality. Our Audiologists are skilled in getting the perfect mold every time.