Hear Better, Live Better

190 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 526-3824

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Hearing Molds & Protection

Exposure to noise on the job or at leisure is the number one cause of sensorineural hearing loss. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 11% of the workforce has difficulty hearing, and one in four suffered hearing loss on the job. In addition, musical instruments, power tools, gas-powered garden equipment and motor sports all put your hearing at risk. Protect your hearing with custom solutions from the Center for Better Hearing. Our hearing care professionals use the same care in fitting hearing protection as they do fitting hearing aids.

Noise-induced hearing loss

While noise robs people of their hearing, unfortunately, most people aren’t aware that it has happened. Even if you don’t work in a noisy setting, your ears can still be exposed to damaging levels of decibels by:

  • Lawnmowers
  • Leaf blowers
  • Power tools
  • Motor engines
  • Firearms
  • Concerts
  • Dirt bikes
  • ATVs

This type of hearing loss is preventable. Simply take action to protect your hearing now to preserve it for the future. There are many off the shelf and custom devices available. Custom earplugs and earmolds are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and provide the highest levels of hearing protection.

Firearm hearing protection

Shooting skeet or clays or just relaxing at the firing range puts your ears at risk. Every firearm discharge is accompanied by noise at damaging levels. Fortunately, hearing protection with the firearms enthusiast in mind is available. Earplugs and earmolds with attenuators suppress the sound of gunfire while allowing you to hear the ambient background noise and conversation around you. Hearing protection for hunters suppresses the sound of gunfire while amplifying the softest sounds so you can still detect game. 

Motorsport and water sport protection

Both motorsports and water sports can get the adrenaline rushing. They also place your hearing at risk. Small engine sounds from ATVs, dirt bikes and jet skis are loud enough to cause permanent damage. Also, exposure to water and wind from sailing and other watersports can lead to recurrent ear infections. These ear infections can ultimately lead to hearing loss. Lightweight and comfortable earplugs and earmolds protect from sound, water, and wind. They fit comfortably under your helmet as well.

Musician’s earmold and in-ear monitors

Musicians have unique hearing needs. The instruments they play or accompany produce sounds that are then amplified. Amateur and professional musicians and music instructors put their hearing at risk with every lesion, every practice session and every performance. It’s no wonder that many professional musicians have significant hearing loss. Don’t let the music you love rob you of the hearing you need. Come to the Center for Better Hearing and talk to our hearing health specialists about your needs. We can fit you with custom earplugs and earmolds that allow you to hear your own voice or instrument naturally. This level of hearing protection will not distort the quality of the sound you hear. 

By wearing in-ear monitors, you can avoid the damaging effects of on-stage monitors while still hearing the music and your audience. 

Hearing Protection Products We Offer Include:
 

Hunting Ear Plugs

Hunting:

Hunting, shooting and sudden noise. A filter instantaneously closes when damaging noise levels are reached. Allows essentially normal hearing at all other times.

Music Hearing Plugs

Music:

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.

Swim Plugs

Swimming:

For swimming and showering – and they FLOAT! Also provide superb noise reduction.

Sleep Plugs

Sleep:

Offers comfortable and uninterrupted rest. Also great for shift workers with non-traditional hours.

Motorsport Plugs

Motorsport:

Designed with a hollow canal for under helmet use to reduce wind buffeting.

Surfer Plugs

Surf:

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.

Occupational Plugs

Occupational:

Ideal for high-noise industrial environments.

Custom Ear Buds

iCustom:

For use with any bud/button style earphones.

DefendEar 1

DefendEar 1:

Amplification for situational awareness, as well as noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.

DefendEar 2

DefendEar 2:

Offers two modes, game, which is optimized for intermittent shots, and clay mode, which is optimized for continued shots. 

DefendEar Hunter

DefendEar Hunter:

Offers standard digital features and provides protection in windy environments.