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3 Forms of Ear Protection to Consider

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Woman with Earplugs

If you are worried about damaging your ears or hearing loss, you may want to think about using ear protection. With ear protection, you can keep your ears safe from loud noises that can ultimately cause hearing loss gradually overtime or even suddenly. Any type of loud noise over a certain volume can trigger hearing loss from music to mechanical sounds caused by heavy duty equipment. Luckily, there are several forms of ear protection a hearing care provider can recommend that will allow you to prevent damage to your ears or hearing loss.

Earplugs

If you are looking for protection for your ears, you might want to think about using earplugs. Ear plugs are exactly as they sound and slot into the ears to block all or some of the sound that could cause hearing loss or damage to the ears. Ear plugs can be made of foam, or they may also be molded plastic. Both work well as a form of ear protection, and you can learn more about this possibility from a hearing specialist.

Ear plugs are incredibly popular for a few reasons. First, they are small enough that they can be used conveniently in public places. For instance, if you attend a music concert, you might notice a lot of people there are wearing some form of earplugs. This won’t block out the noise completely, but it will reduce it to a level where it is safe to listen to.

Ear plugs can range in prices depending on the level of protection that they provide. Some are very cheap and will typically barely block any loud noises at all. Others are far more powerful and thus more expensive.

Earmuffs

For full ear protection, you should speak to your hearing health professional about ear muffs. The benefit of earmuffs is that they completely cover your ears. Due to this, you don’t have to worry about any sound escaping through. Earmuffs often have a hard outer shell and a soft inner layer to protect the ear while also providing comfort. They are typically used for commercial purposes. For instance, you might notice a construction worker wearing ear muffs to protect their ears from the noise of heavy-duty equipment that they could be using.

Hi-fi hearing protection

On occasion, you might find yourself needing to block out a specific frequency of noise. This is exactly what this form of ear protection does. Some frequencies are louder than others in certain situations and thus more damaging. This is the type of protection the artist or band uses during a music concert to protect their ears when they are on stage. Similarly, you can get ear protections that reduce the levels of white noise that you can hear. Once again, a hearing care provider will be able to offer more information about this possibility and show how it could help or benefit you.

We hope you find this information useful when you are looking at the type of ear protection that would be helpful or necessary for your lifestyle.


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