Who Should Use Custom Ear Plugs ?
The politically correct answer is everybody, but in reality we understand that not everyone has the tolerance for wearing earplugs or in-ear music devices and we are okay with that. For those who are active users of earplugs or are considering using them, the best way to convey the serious nature of protecting your ears is paramount.
As humans we naturally understand immediacy and it is in our nature to understand that things such as broken bones, cuts and other forms of degradation that produce the immediate result of blood or unshakable pain translates into lessons learned and changed habits that reduce the risk of having those things happen again. However, we are not always the most responsible with factors that contribute to the long term degradation of our bodies.
Hearing damage, and the consequences that arise from a lifetime of poor hearing protection habits, is irreversible. Just like the habits that lead to cardiovascular disease, obesity or fatty livers, we must take hold of our habits and build positive habits into our lifestyles. Beginning with ear plugs is the first step, and wearing them consistently as a reaction to mild or serious discomfort in your environment rather than just toughing it out is the first step in the process of true hearing conservation over your lifetime.