Did you know that custom hearing protection and ear plugs are available!? Foam ear plugs from the store can be good to use in a pinch, but they can be difficult to properly insert and shouldn’t be used in the water. With a custom ear plug, you can ensure proper insertion and fit every time, and are safe to use in the pool!
Before you can purchase custom hearing protection or ear plugs, you need to have an impression taken of your ears. A Doctor of Audiology can do this for you, and is trained to take a proper impression so that the final product will fit comfortably in your ear. First, a foam block is placed inside your ear, to protect your ear drum. Your ear is then filled with putty, similar to what a dentist does when taking impressions of your teeth. The putty dries in about 2 minutes, and you are good to go! The impression is then sent to the lab so the ear plug can be built.
These custom ear plugs are perfect for people looking for hearing protection, or those who may need extra protection from moisture while swimming. They are even useful for people who like to cut out noise that may distract from sleeping – like snoring!
If you are interested in custom hearing protection or ear plugs, please contact Gardner Audiology in Citrus Park, Tampa, FL at 1-800-277-1182 to schedule an appointment.