Customized Hearing Protection
Musician earplugs are a custom-made device for the use of individuals exposed to high levels of sound but who need to preserve the inherent quality and fidelity of music. These devices are proudly dispensed at Augusta Audiology Associates. A custom mold of the patient’s ear is taken and then sent to the manufacturing company where the earplug is created. A number of noise-attenuating filters can be ordered in conjunction with the custom-made earplug to allow the wearer to choose how much reduction of sound they require.
Custom-made hearing protective devices are made for clients working in loud work environments. A custom mold of the patient’s ear is taken in the office and then sent to the manufacturer where the earplug of the patient’s choice is created.
Hunting and Shooting
There are two types of hearing protection used for loud impulse sounds occurring from firearm use. Custom earplugs may be passive or active. Passive earplugs are custom fit to the ear and are made of a solid material, such as silicone or packed with shot for greater density. Active earplugs actually have circuitry which amplifies soft sounds, such as leaves rustling. When a firearm is used, the circuitry compresses the loud sound so that it is muffled and provides hearing protection. Active hearing protection gives you the benefit of protecting your hearing along with the ability to hear environmental sounds between shots.
Custom-made earplugs can be created for the purpose of keeping the ears of swimmers dry. Our swim plugs come in a variety of colors and patterns to please even the most discerning users! A mold of the patient’s ear is taken in the office and then sent to the manufacturer where a custom-fit device is made.