The difference between hearing and understanding

Hearing Protection

What do hunters, musicians, and woodworkers all have in common? Their hobbies put their hearing at risk. Exposure to noise, whether at work or play, is the most common cause of sensorineural hearing loss. Don’t stop doing the things you love. Get custom hearing protection from the Hearing Rehabilitation Center. Talk to us about your protection needs, and we will take the same care in fitting your hearing protection as we do in fitting hearing aids.

Earmolds and earplugs

Most hearing protection comes in the form of earmolds and earplugs. In their most basic form, they block damaging sounds from entering your ears. However, most off-the-shelf solutions are not comfortable for extended wear or don’t fit properly and thus allow damaging decibels to reach your ears. The Hearing Rehabilitation Center offers custom solutions to meet your needs. Custom earmolds and earplugs fit comfortably for hours of wear and protect against noise damage.

Earmolds may be solid or soft. Full-shell earmolds are worn in high-level noise, and half-shell earmolds are worn for mid-level noise exposure. Many earmolds feature an attenuator which allows some sound through while filtering out noise at damaging levels. Special models for hunters filter out the sound of gunfire while amplifying background noise to hear the game better. Electronic and non-electronic models are available.

Earplugs fit in the ear canal. Like earmolds, they may be soft or solid. Some earplugs allow safe levels of sound to pass through. Earplugs are also popular with watersport enthusiasts as they block water from entering the ear. They are also worn by people who need quiet to sleep.

Musicians earplugs and in-ear monitors

Professional and amateur musicians are exposed to damaging levels of noise when they practice and perform. Conventional earmolds and earplugs distort sound, making it difficult to make your best music. The Hearing Rehabilitation Center understands the problems unique to musicians.

Custom musicians’ earplugs fit deep in the ear. They attenuate sound evenly across all frequencies, so sound is not distorted. Their location prevents problems with occlusion – that’s when your voice sounds odd – so you hear naturally.

In-ear monitors are digital devices that protect against amplification while still delivering distortion-free sound. Instead of relying on the monitors on stage, just wear monitors in your ears. You still hear sound as the audience hears it, just without the amplification.
No matter your hearing protection problem, Hearing Rehabilitation Center has a solution.

Hearing Protection Products We Offer Include:

Hunting Ear Plugs

Hunting:

Hunting, shooting and sudden noise. A filter instantaneously closes when damaging noise levels are reached. Allows essentially normal hearing at all other times.

Music Hearing Plugs

Music:

Ideal for performing musicians and concert-goers. Also great for flight attendants, bartenders, waiters, dental professionals. Allows wearer to hear sounds accurately, but at reduced levels. Three filter options available: 9dB, 15dB or 25dB.

Swim Plugs

Swimming:

For swimming and showering – and they FLOAT! Also provide superb noise reduction.

Sleep Plugs

Sleep:

Offers comfortable and uninterrupted rest. Also great for shift workers with non-traditional hours.

Motorsport Plugs

Motorsport:

Designed with a hollow canal for under helmet use to reduce wind buffeting.

Surfer Plugs

Surf:

Designed to prevent surfer’s ear and swimmer’s ear caused by exposure to cold water and wind. The floatable material is molded with a sealed membrane spanning the sound bore that keeps cold water and air out of the ear canal, but allows for conversation and hearing while in the ear.

Occupational Plugs

Occupational:

Ideal for high-noise industrial environments.

Custom Ear Buds

iCustom:

For use with any bud/button style earphones.

DefendEar 1

DefendEar 1:

Amplification for situational awareness, as well as noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.

DefendEar 2

DefendEar 2:

Offers two modes, game, which is optimized for intermittent shots, and clay mode, which is optimized for continued shots. 

DefendEar Hunter

DefendEar Hunter:

Offers standard digital features and provides protection in windy environments.