Noise-induced hearing loss is a real but entirely avoidable condition. Sound in any environment can be harmful without the right protection in place. The specialists at Ideal hearing Solutions make recommendations that make the most sense for hobbies, professions and everyday use.
Consumer-level hearing protection does a decent job of protecting hearing from long-term damage. For the average user, a little bit of protection is better than none at all. Some jobs and hobbies have a mandatory requirement in place for hearing protection. And with a one size fits all mentality, it is a quick and easy way to enjoy good hearing health.
Customized hearing protection is a step above that and protects far more than generic earplugs or earmuffs. This includes individual hearing products that are tailor-made for activities like swimming, flying or driving. The categories of protective equipment are still growing and always improving the experience for professionals, consumers and hobbyists.
Musicians’ earplugs and monitors
Creating music in the studio is an incredible experience for everyone involved. During the process, artists have to deal with extreme highs and lows in volume. The shift in sound can be sudden, randomized and sometimes dangerous. Over time, these repeated sounds can cause long-term hearing damage.
This is a problem for producers that have to listen to specific tracks hundreds of times per session. Musicians’ earplugs were created to protect against this problem without stifling the workflow of music creators. The earplugs automatically balance out the highs and lows without the need for manual adjustments.
When the music is finished and it needs to be performed live, in-ear monitors take the place of musician’s earplugs. A live concert is one of the loudest entertainment venues in the world. With monitors, musicians can focus on the music being played without damaging their hearing. The usual speakers on stage have now been fully replaced with tiny speakers that fit in the ear canal of the performer.
Earmolds and earplugs
Customized earmolds and earplugs are necessary for the best hearing experience possible. Earplugs that are aerosolized to the wearer’s ear shape will boost the features of the product. Without customization, the special features of earplugs will never operate at full strength.
Earmolds come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. They complete the hearing aid package by sealing off the ear. This improves sound quality and helps with the comfort of all-day wear. Earmolds come in two types, with one fitting inside the canal and the other fitting inside the bowl of the ear.