What are the Benefits of Custom Hearing Protection?

a man wearing ear protection while sawing wood

Hearing loss is something that everyone will want to avoid. It can be something that can impact different aspects of your life, and in many cases, experiencing hearing loss can be avoided. Our ears are very delicate and as a result, we need to do what we can to make sure that we are protecting them. If we look after them, then they are much more likely to remain in their optimum condition. 

In order to keep your ears working as they should, then it could be worth thinking about getting custom hearing protection. If you have a job role like construction that involves a lot of loud noises, or enjoy a hobby that is noisy, such as making music, then getting hearing protection that is created just for you really is best. But what are the key benefits of custom hearing protection?

Longer lasting

Getting custom hearing protection like custom earplugs, will be designed to fit you perfectly. As a result, they are going to last much longer than a pair that has to be forced into your ear, or that doesn’t really fit in very well and often falls out. If you have to readjust your hearing protection, then they won’t last long, and will also be uncomfortable. Custom hearing protection will reduce the wear and tear on the hearing protection itself, helping it to last for longer. 

Works out to be cheaper

When you choose to get custom hearing protection from an audiologist, then you will have a cost to pay upfront. However, you will save money by doing this, as they will last longer and are less likely to need to be replaced. So as a result, you will save money in the long term, making them cheaper for you to buy overall. If you are looking for a more economical choice, then custom hearing protection is the way to go. 

Perfect fit

Looking at some standard hearing protection you will see that they only come in some set sizes. However, ear canals are all different, and if yours doesn’t suit the ‘set’ size, then they will feel uncomfortable to wear. When they aren’t custom-made, they could even fall out and feel loose, which is not going to be comfortable either. With custom hearing protection, they will fit precisely, giving you the seal that you need to help to protect your hearing, as well as making sure that they are comfortable. If you are someone who swims, for example, then getting custom-made hearing protection will be the only way to keep water out of your ears, which really is a must for your comfort.

If you are interested in finding out more about hearing protection that is custom-made with you in mind, then speak to an audiologist. We can assess your needs and the requirements of your custom hearing protection, depending on what they are going to be used for. If you have any questions or are looking for advice, then get in contact with us today.