Did you know that repeated exposure to loud noises can have a dramatic affect on your hearing? It’s estimated that over 15% of Americans have noise induced hearing loss, and yet this condition can easily be prevented by using appropriate hearing protection.
At Tri-City Audiology, we offer custom-made earmolds for a variety of professional and recreational applications. Do you have a friend or neighbor who likes to attend car races or shoot firearms? Do you know teens or young adults who regularly attend live music concerts? They need custom-made ear protection! Musicians who play in an amplified band or large acoustic orchestra can also benefit from ear protection, and usually find the most success with custom-made high fidelity attenuating earplugs.
There are also many circumstances when the intent is not to reduce sound levels, but rather to more efficiently direct high fidelity sound to the ear. Our audiologists have personally assisted hundreds of airline pilots to craft custom-made earmolds that are used in conjunction with their on-board communications equipment.
We serve individuals in the entertainment industry as well as security personnel who frequently utilize custom-made ear monitors to discretely hear important communication. Custom-made molds can also be made for personal electronic equipment, such as iPods, resulting in a more comfortable earphone fit.
Additionally, we make custom-fit earmolds and ear plugs for water protection. Children who have had P.E. tubes placed in the eardrums or individuals with a perforated eardrum greatly benefit from custom-fit earmolds, as they offer better protection and comfort over foam or wax over-the-counter ear protection.