Custom Hearing Protection

Why Hearing Protection Is So Important

Hearing loss happens for many reasons, one of the most common being exposure to loud noise (noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL). Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (the sound of an idling bulldozer) can cause permanent, irreparable hearing loss. To give you perspective, hearing professionals consider exposure to loud music, either live or through headphones, to be particularly dangerous with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 decibels (dB). This is where hearing protection, like earplugs, comes in.

While hearing loss is irreversible, that doesn’t mean it’s not preventable. Knowledge, hearing protection, and prevention can help keep your hearing healthy and you happy!

Custom Hearing Protection Products

For Riders, Rockers, Shooters, and Everyone in Between

NIHL happens in all situations from concerts to recreational sports, from your work environment to your personal life. The best kind of hearing protection plan for you will depend on your lifestyle. There are different styles of hearing protection depending on what you need. We offer protection for:

• Musicians
• Hunters and shooters
• Motorcyclists
• Concert and sporting event enthusiasts
• Listening to music through your personal player

Custom vs. Generic Products

Custom-molded earplugs offer a degree of comfort and sound protection that you will not find in generic earplugs.

Benefits of custom protection:

  • A custom mold helps ensure your hearing protection stays in place and offers a secure fit.
  • They are designed to retain accurate frequency response, so you’ll hear the full range of sounds — just at a reduced volume.
  • They are vented to allow sound to pass both ways, which means the sound of your voice won’t reverberate inside of your ears like it does with most earplugs.
  • You get specific, measurable protection with precision-engineered filters that offer the most natural sound available, clear and unmuffled.
  • Custom molded from medical-grade silicone, these plugs can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort.
  • Several models offer replaceable sound filters so that you can select the level of sound protection you need for the situation.


Make an appointment with us to learn how our comfortable, effective hearing protection can not only help safeguard your hearing but can also enhance your auditory experience.

Exposure to loud noise

Certain medications

Diet

Head trauma

Stress

Eardrum blockage

Jaw joint disorders

Hearing loss

Masking: An electronic device called a masker may be worn to distract from the ringing sensation. Maskers fit in the ear similarly to hearing aids and produce low-level sounds. In addition, bedside sound generators and other devices can also help remove the perception of ringing.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy:A therapeutic process in which we specialize, and has given relief to many of our patients. Our process is a combination of sound therapy and counseling, which alters the brain’s neural signals and weakens the perception of tinnitus, allowing you to live your daily life far more peacefully.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:A type of counseling that helps to change the body’s emotional reaction to tinnitus by altering negative thought patterns and helping to relieve stress.

Sit or stand 3 to 6 feet away to maximize audibility

Raise your voice slightly

Use short, simple sentences

All my questions were answered, and Dr. Harold Kim gave me all the time I needed. Dr. Harold Kim explained things well and gave detailed answers to my different options.

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2018

Very nice. [Dr. Harold Kim] gave information I could understand.

Anonymous
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2018

Dr. Harold Kim is knowledgeable, efficient, and a good communicator. Great combo of expertise and professional/personalism. I appreciate being able to get appointments fairly easily at the clinic — flexibility with scheduling and communication.

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2017

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