Hearing Protection

Custom hearing protection is:

  • Comfortable – made to fit the user’s ear
  • Easy to insert – just slides into the ear
  • Accurate – since they cannot be worn “wrong,” they always give the same attenuation
  • Good retention – they will not fall out or move around in the ear
  • Sanitary – can be washed and sterilized; no need to handle the canal portion of earmold with dirty hands
  • Visible – can be made in safety orange or royal blue colours to be easily recognized by supervisors (other colours are also available)
  • Cost-effective – average life is two years

Types of Custom Hearing Protection:

Musicians Earplugs™

  • Replicate the natural response of the ear canal so that sound heard with these earplugs has the same quality as the original, just quieter
  • Sound quality of speech and music is preserved so it sounds natural, not muffled
  •  3 Different attenuator filters are available (ER – 9, 15 & 25).  The number corresponds with the amount of sound reduction provided in dB.
  • Non-Custom ear plugs for musicians are available from Limestone Hearing Care Centre and are very inexpensive.  These plugs provide 12 dB of protection

Sentinel

  • Maximum noise protection
  • Use where there is no need to hear or preserve sound
  • Commonly used in industry and recreational activities

Noisebraker

  • Good for low frequency noise not over 105 dB with intermittent high frequency noise over 105 dB (carpenters and railroad workers and shooters)
  • Similar to “Sentinel” with a sound bore drilled through the mold with a small filter

Sleep Molds

  • A smaller version of the “Sentinel” mold made to fit comfortably in the ear while sleeping to reduce intruding noise from outside or inside your home – like the person beside you snoring!!

Who uses custom hearing protection?

Motor Sports

  • Motorcyclists
  • Pit crews
  • Race car drivers
  • Spectators

Music

  • Concerts
  • Marching bands
  • Musicians
  • Night clubs

Medical – Dental

  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental technicians
  • Surgeons

Leisure

  • Concerts
  • Night clubs
  • Noisy restaurants

Athletics

  •  Athletes
  •  Coaches
  •  Sporting events

Construction

  • Carpenters
  • Equipment operators
  • Road builders
  • Steel workers

Emergency vehicles

  • EMT’s
  • Highway patrol
  • Firefighters

Industrial

  • Factory workers
  • Shop teachers
  • Students
  • Supervisors

Custom Swim Plugs

  • For use when the ear canal is not allowed to get wet while swimming or bathing to prevent swimmer’s ear and for children/adults with ear tubes
  • Several brilliant colours to choose from
  • Can be made to FLOAT in water