Basic hearing protection is more than enough to ward off the worst parts of noise exposure. The maximum amount of protection isn’t always needed to get the job done. Alexander Audiology stocks brand name hearing protection for daily routines that are light or heavy. Advanced features are available on select models that can further complement other hearing products.
Having an earplug that specializes in a specific feature is beneficial. It allows the product to focus on what it does best instead of trying to be a jack of all trades. Modern earplugs enhance lifestyle quality so that the user can enjoy all noise levels. They used for more than just blocking out sound, and can be a great companion for all hearing loss types.
- Sleep: Used to prevent the sleeper from being disturbed during the night
- Motorsports: Has built-in features to protect the ears from wind buffeting
- Swimming: Floats on water, and keeps water out of the ear canals
- Custom: Made to work with generic and brand-named earbuds
- Hunting: Built-in attenuator protects against loud gunfire
Musician’s earplugs and monitors
For musicians, their hearing is everything. Losing the ability to hear music can be detrimental to your career if you are involved in the arts, which is why specialty ear protection is recommended. While in the studio, the use of musician’s earplugs is necessary to not only protect your hearing but also still listen to the sounds and tones you need to hear. It balances all sound without tuning out the most important notes. The highs, mediums and lows are all heard in audible quality.
During a concert, the setting changes. A small or large gathering can introduce a similar level of hearing damage without protection. While wedges have been a useful tool for musicians to block out equipment noise, in-ear monitors have all but replaced them. They provide the perfect way for the artist to hear music, exactly as it was meant to be heard by the audience. As a bonus, it frees up space on the stage without the need for extra speakers or wires.
Earmolds and earplugs
Generic earplugs are passable for blocking out sound. Without being personalized, they will also lack a lot of high-end features. Customized earplugs get rid of this problem by making an exact fit for each ear canal. By going for the customized route, users get earplugs that maximize their effectiveness in real-world situations.
Earmolds are similar and fit the entire contour of the ear. It’s comfortable, protects better from high noise levels and is a mandatory requirement for any fully functioning hearing aid. An earmold impression is also perfect for wearers that have ears that are two different shapes. The more complex a hearing device is, the more important an earmold becomes.
Hunting, shooting and sudden noise. A filter instantaneously closes when damaging noise levels are reached. Allows essentially normal hearing at all other times.
Ideal for performing musicians and concert-goers. Also great for flight attendants, bartenders, waiters, dental professionals. Allows wearer to hear sounds accurately, but at reduced levels. Three filter options available: 9dB, 15dB or 25dB.
For swimming and showering – and they FLOAT! Also provide superb noise reduction.
Offers comfortable and uninterrupted rest. Also great for shift workers with non-traditional hours.
Designed with a hollow canal for under helmet use to reduce wind buffeting.
Designed to prevent surfer’s ear and swimmer’s ear caused by exposure to cold water and wind. The floatable material is molded with a sealed membrane spanning the sound bore that keeps cold water and air out of the ear canal, but allows for conversation and hearing while in the ear.
Ideal for high-noise industrial environments.
For use with any bud/button style earphones.
Amplification for situational awareness, as well as noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.
Offers two modes, game, which is optimized for intermittent shots, and clay mode, which is optimized for continued shots.
Offers standard digital features and provides protection in windy environments.