Exposure to noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from noise exposure is often detected too late, meaning the hearing loss is usually irreversible.
Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is in a high-noise environment, including target shooters, motorcyclists, pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to protect their hearing.
Though over-the-counter earplugs offer protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection and comfort because they are fit specifically for your ears. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.
Some earmolds come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing, which is popular with musicians and others who work in noisy environments. Earmolds are also popular for fitting over certain earbud headphones, under pilot boom-mic headsets and other specialty uses.
As the name implies, custom earmolds are made custom to fit your ears. If you cannot get a comfortable or secure fit with off-the-shelf earplugs, custom earmolds may be for you.