Common Custom Earplugs
Contaminated water can enter the ear canal during swimming, causing inflammation of the ear or otitis media. People with chronic middle ear infections, eardrum perforations and grommets are recommended to wear swimming earplugs during water contact to prevent ear infections. Non-custom swimming earplugs that are ready to wear are also available at ENT Laser.
Noise Reduction Earplugs
Prolonged exposure to loud sound without proper hearing protection can cause permanent damage to hearing. Custom noise reduction earplugs can protect your hearing by decreasing the level of noise entering your ears. These earplugs are perfect for people who work in noisy environments such as bars and construction sites, and operate heavy machineries.
The dangers of prolonged exposure to loud music is the same as loud noise; inner-ear hair cells can be permanently damaged, creating hearing problems. It is advised that musicians and music lovers should wear musician earplugs during performances and concerts.
Conventional earplugs decrease most high frequencies and some low frequencies, causing music to sound distorted or muffled. Musician earplugs contain a special filter that can reduce the overall intensity of music at all frequencies without distortion and thus, preserving the original quality of music. Two types of filters are available: ER-15 and ER-25, reducing 15 dB and 25 dB respectively, to accommodate different music and musicians’ needs.
Custom Earphone Plugs
If you experience poorly fitted earphones , then custom-made earplugs for your earphones can help improve fit and music quality. The perfect acoustic seal will give users better sound isolation and bass response. Furthermore, music volumes can be set at lower levels to protect hearing as ambient noise will be greatly reduced. Most earphones can be used with custom-made earphone plugs. Brands include Shure, Ultimate Ears, Bose, Bang & Olufsen and Westone.