Preserve Your Hearing With Custom Protection in Mauston, WI
Your ears are sensitive. Like most people, you might not realize that many of the sounds you encounter every day exceed the threshold for safe hearing. Researchers have confirmed that repeated, unprotected exposure to noise levels above 85 decibels can gradually cause hearing loss over time. For reference, a typical conversation registers at a volume of about 60 decibels, city traffic at 80, an idling bulldozer at 85, a rock concert at 100, a sporting event at 105, a power saw at 110, and a shotgun blast at an earsplitting 145.
Hearing loss cannot be reversed, but it can be prevented. The best way to preserve your hearing is to avoid loud noises, but that is not always possible. The ideal solution is custom hearing protection, which can limit the volume of the sounds you are exposed to. At Professional Hearing Care, we offer custom-fit earplugs that can effectively safeguard your hearing. Our experienced team has been providing hearing aids and custom hearing protection to our patients in Mauston, Wisconsin, since 2007.
The Benefits of Custom Hearing Protection
Perhaps you have already tried disposable foam earplugs, which are better than nothing. However, custom hearing protection far outperforms its foam counterparts in terms of both sound quality and comfort. Here’s how:
Foam earplugs work by indiscriminately blocking all sounds at all frequencies. While this will protect your hearing, it can be a problem if you need to block background noise but still clearly hear people speaking. Because custom-fit earplugs are designed to filter certain sounds more than others, they can enhance your auditory experience.
Additionally, to be effective, foam earplugs must form a deep, tight seal in your ear canal, which can make you feel uncomfortably confined and “plugged up.” What’s more, foam earplugs are generally one-size-fits-all, and they don’t adapt well to certain ear shapes and sizes. Custom hearing protection, on the other hand, is made of a soft, medical-grade material that will not shrink, change form, or create pressure in your ears. A hearing professional will precisely mold them to match the exact contours of your ears, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit.
We Are “Hear” for You
Your hearing health is vital and irreplaceable. Contact Professional Hearing Care today to request a free new patient assessment. During your consultation, you can discuss custom hearing protection with a member of our team in Mauston, WI.