Whether you’re looking for increased comfort, better hearing protection or the perfect fit, custom earmolds are answer. These special earmolds and earplugs are designed to individually fit your ear. They’re made from a comfortable silicone material, which means a tight, secure, barely-there feeling every time you wear them.
There are several types of custom earmolds for patients’ lifestyles. Custom earmolds can be used for hearing aids, earplugs, musician’s monitors, hunter’s molds, military and police molds, stethoscopes, earbuds, earpieces and more.
Custom Earmolds for Better Hearing
Many types of hearing aids fit into the ear canal or concha of the ear. In order to be comfortable and fit tightly, hearing aids like this should be crafted specifically for your ears.
Like snowflakes, each individual ear is different. This means one-size-fits-all hearing aids are definitely not the best option for most patients.
Custom earmolds come in several styles, ranging from devices that fit deep in the ear canals (canal earmolds) to those worn in the ear’s concha, such as half-shell and full-shell earmolds. Skeleton earmolds improve on the comfort of shell earmolds due to their lightweight, hollowed-out design.
Custom Earmolds for Hearing Protection
Noise-induced hearing loss is steadily on the rise. It is now responsible for over 25 percent of all cases of hearing loss in the U.S. The only way to prevent hearing loss from excessive noise exposure is to protect your ears in potentially damaging situations. Loud noise can occur anywhere, and any sound over 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss.
Investing in custom earmolds is an excellent idea for anyone who works with power tools, attends professional sporting events, goes to rock concerts, rides motorcycles or other open-air recreational vehicle, or is employed in a noisy workplace in sectors such as construction or manufacturing. Hunter’s earmolds, swimmer’s earmolds, military earmolds and police earmolds are also popular specialized options for patients with specific hearing protection needs.
Custom Earmolds for Better Listening
Musicians and music connoisseurs are another group of people who often opt for custom earmolds. Musician’s monitors are special earmolds that block out the harmfully loud surrounding music while delivering high-quality feedback directly into your ears. These earmolds have two parts: a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitters are typically worn by a central figure such as the vocalist, while each band member wears a separate receiver.
Along with musician’s monitors, custom earbuds are a popular way to listen to music amongst dedicated fans. These earbuds offer better quality sound than any universal headphones, and they effectively block out background noise so you can listen at a safe volume.