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Hearing Protection

Atlantic Audiology provides custom earplugs, earmolds and musicians’ monitors for the most comfortable fit and the most effective protection for your hearing. We carry popular and trusted brands for industrial application, as well as leisure use like hunting and swimming. We take the same care in selecting and fitting your hearing protection as we do with hearing aids. You know your hearing is safe when Atlantic Audiology provides the hearing protection.

Custom earplugs and earmolds

Custom hearing protection can be in the form of earplugs or earmolds. Both are made from impressions of either your ear canal or ear bowl.

Whichever option you choose, Atlantic Audiology can create a cast of your ear that will be used by the manufacturer to make ear protection that fits your ears perfectly and can be worn comfortably for hours at a time. The casting process is painless and is done in a short amount of time. 

How hearing protection works

Custom hearing protection works by either blocking the sounds delivered to the middle and inner ear or reducing the level of decibels that are received. In addition, some protection also provides sound amplification.

The type of protection you wear depends on the application. For example, swimmers need to block out water while still hearing the starting gun or commands from coaches. Custom earplugs are perfect.

Hunters may want amplification to hear game sounds but need protection from the sound of gunfire. Special hearing protection for hunters amplifies background noise while an attenuator blocks the sound of gunfire. 

Airline flight crews need to be able to communicate with each other, but the sound of jet engines can damage hearing. Special hearing protection allows crew members to communicate effectively while reducing the decibels delivered to the ear. This type of protection is also popular for those who work in bars, clubs and music halls.

Musicians’ monitors and hearing protection

Musicians have very special hearing protection needs. Each practice session and performance put their hearing at risk of loss. Exposure to amplified instruments and voices over time is dangerous. However, most hearing protection either muffles or distorts sound, making performance difficult.

The answer is hearing protection designed specifically for musicians. Musicians’ earplugs reduce decibel levels without distorting sound. The instruments and voices are still clear.
In-ear monitors deliver sound as the audience hears it without the damaging amplification. This makes performing easier and safer for your hearing.