Hearing Protection for Construction Workers

One of the most common causes of acquired hearing loss is prolonged exposure to excessive noise. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than half of all construction workers have been exposed to noise that is considered hazardous. Due to this fact, it should come as no surprise that construction workers are prone to having some degree of hearing loss. According to one particular study, those working in construction had the second highest rates of hearing impairment.

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Common Noises on Construction Sites

Construction workers are exposed to a variety of hazardous noises that are not typically found in other industries. Because noise on construction sites is varied and always changing, it can be difficult to control the noise levels. Some of the most hazardous noises on a construction site include:
• Jackhammers
• Cement mixers
• Electric saws
• Welding machines
• Sledgehammers
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a permissible noise level of 90 dBA is permitted for workers during an 8-hour day. Workers should only be exposed to noise levels of 100 dBA for only two hours during the day. Considering the fact that the noise level of a jackhammer is 130 dBA, this level of noise is not considered safe for any amount of time. Other power tools used in construction can be as high as 115 dBA. Noise levels for heavy construction equipment range between 80 to 120 dBA.
It’s easy to see that when construction workers are exposed to these kinds of noise levels, why they would suffer hearing loss.

Hearing Loss is Permanent

Anytime hearing loss occurs after birth it is called acquired hearing loss. In some instances, when a person is subjected to loud noises, their hearing loss is only temporary. Some people also experience tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, after exposure to loud noises. However, for people like construction workers who are exposed to excessive noise for prolonged periods of time, hearing loss is often permanent. This means that nothing can reverse the damage that has been caused.
When hearing loss occurs, it is gone forever. This permanent hearing loss may occur in one ear or both. Once the hearing has been permanently impaired, the only way to get it back is by wearing hearing aids. If you are a construction worker and want to prevent injury to your hearing on the construction site, you’ll need to educate yourself on how to prevent hearing loss.

Reasons Construction Workers Don’t Wear Hearing Protection

Construction workers who do not want to suffer from permanent hearing loss can do some things to prevent it. One of the simplest ways to protect the ears is by wearing hearing protection. Despite this fact, only 31% of construction workers that are exposed to loud noises wear any type of hearing protection.
Some reasons construction workers give for not wearing hearing protection include:
• Hearing protectors are too uncomfortable
• Hearing protectors are too hot
• Workers are not trained properly to wear hearing protection devices
• Workers do not have access to hearing protection devices
• Workers are not aware they need hearing protection
• Hearing protectors create situations where they can’t hear other workers
In some of these instances, the employer is responsible for making sure all of their workers have the proper training and access to hearing protection. In other instances, it is up to the construction worker whether they choose to wear hearing protectors.

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Every industrial product we offer will allow you to solve any hearing conservation problem you have.

The Best Earplugs for Preventing Hearing Loss

There are many types of hearing protectors on the market. Some of the most common ones include wax balls, earmuffs, and noise-canceling headphones. There are also different types of earplugs including ones made out of foam and ones made from silicon. Universal earplugs are the most popular.
Earplugs work by protecting the ear canal. In order to be effective, the earplug must block the ear canal with an airtight seal. For this reason, it’s important for those wearing earplugs to insert them correctly. It’s not recommended to simply stuff the earplug into the ear. The correct method involves pulling the top of the ear up and back. This helps to straighten out the ear canal. The earplug can then be inserted into the ear canal. After the earplug is inserted, it’s necessary to hold it until it expands into the ear canal. When the voice of the wearer sounds muffled, it means there is an airtight seal.
Despite the fact that most earplugs offer an airtight seal, these types of earplugs are only recommended for short-term use. For construction workers who need hearing protection for many hours a day, the best type of hearing protection is custom-made industrial earplugs. Custom-made earplugs are called otoplastics. Because they are custom-made, this type of earplug fits the wearer perfectly. Besides fitting perfectly and offering superior hearing protection, another advantage of customized earplugs is that they last for many years.

In order to make this type of earplug, an ear impression is taken of the outer ear and the ear canal for the person who will be wearing the earplug. This enables the earplug to take the shape of the wearer’s ear. Besides offering a perfect fit, these custom-made earplugs can be worn under a hardhat and other protective equipment, which makes them perfect for construction workers.
Construction sites are some of the loudest locations in the world. For this reason, it’s absolutely imperative for construction workers to take care of their hearing. If they don’t start now, they could permanently lose their hearing. Finding the right hearing protection is crucial for hearing protection. Wearing custom-made industrial earplugs is the best thing construction workers can do for their hearing.

Clarity Aloft Adapters: An Innovation

Despite the production of numerous varieties of communication devices, choices for comfortable earpieces are actually infrequent. More often than not, one-size-fits-all products dominate the market. For instance, if you perform a simple Google search on the best aviation headsets, you will most probably find sponsored websites promoting mainstream generic-fitting products from Amazon. There is not enough room for specialty items such as those that are custom-made. What’s worse is that generic products can even cost from a hundred to a thousand dollars! While this may be acceptable for the occasional flyer or his guest passengers, this should not be the standard especially for professionals who travel frequently for extended periods of time. Factors such as accumulation of sweat, chafing of ears, poor microphone and audio response are important in reconsidering customized earpieces.

Common considerations

There are many reasons why people still choose generic-fitting earpieces in spite of all the benefits of having them customized. One reason is that custom-made products are often more pricey than mass-produced ones. Another is that companies that offer custom goods are quite limited and hard to find. While these are all valid considerations, as a consumer, you must also weigh the pros and cons of having your gear customized. Think about it. The cumulative costs of having a generic headset and replacing it every so often due to low quality can amount to the price of a good custom-made one that can actually last for years.

Clarity Aloft Adapter

Changing for the better

At Big Ear, we offer only the best custom-made products for our customers. Our latest innovation for aviation hearing protection is the Clarity Aloft Adapters (see video). Designed to fit effortlessly under a helmet, these can help pilots and operators listen better to audio and communicate comfortably. These can be easily attached to the speakers of your current headset so that earpieces fit inside your ear canals better.

Each set of Clarity Aloft Adapters is handmade. The manufacturing process begins with having an impression of your ears taken by our technician. This is made of silicone which hardens to take the shape of your ear canal. The molds are then sent to our laboratories where the custom adapters are created in four week’s time. Finally, the finished adapters are delivered in front of your doorstep, ready to be used for your aviation activities.

It is quite frustrating to see people spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a headset that has probably two-cent generic foam tips. Definitely, it defeats the purpose of having something that is supposed to be of high quality. Imagine a company spending millions to assemble top of the line planes then deciding to cut the budget for seating materials. In the case of aviation, you should not settle for less because communication is crucial for the safety and success of operations. Whether you are in the aircraft or control tower, communication is a top priority.

Points to Ponder

Perhaps owning a customized set of adapters for a headset may not be for everyone. At Big Ear, we completely understand that. However, what we offer is the option to experience something better and more comfortable. Think about the advantages and disadvantages. Find out what kind of lifestyle you really want. You can also research more and visit stores to scout for other products. But do remember to consider Clarity Aloft Adapters. If you decide to own one, we guarantee that you will never regret it.

For more information, visit our adapters page.

 

Why are “The One” Earplugs the Best Dental Earplugs?

Dental earplugs present a problem. How can a dentist hear everything they need to hear, all while protecting from tinnitus and hearing loss caused by loud noises?

Best Dental Earplugs

The One is the only hearing protection on the market that allows dentists to hear everything around them and clearly hear others while protecting their hearing. This “spatial awareness” is not available with any other dental hearing protection.  The One® for Dentists is the new industry standard. It is simply the Best Dental Earplug

After working with dentists from across the nation, we realized that they were unaware of the loud noise exposure that they are subject to every day. Whether the sound is from handpieces, pumps, or scalers, dentists hear dangerously loud noises daily. The proper steps toward protection are not always taken despite the severe effect that these sounds have on dentists’ hearing.

Other generic, one-size-fits-all products claim that they protect the hearing of dentistry professionals. This claim is only accurate if those earplugs were worn in the office without discomfort. However, they clearly cannot and do not because they give the dentist a blocked or “clogged” feeling in their ears outside of treating patients. Generic products do not all the dentist to hear both their equipment and other people in the office. This is because they plug the ear canal. They also also only mask, match, or recreate the sound around the ear without having the desired effect.

We’ve experienced this before with professional musicians.  They think they are protecting themselves from damage while rehearsing and playing. The musicians, often with very high-quality earplugs, and especially those with generic earplugs, developed tinnitus. Their hearing weakened. Their playing ability worsened. The musicians’ conductors had to either retire the players or move them down in rank as a result of the hearing damage. 

The same can be said for dentists: they must hear every tool and sound from their patient. They also must communicate with coworkers and technicians. Most importantly, they must not lose their hearing. They and their clinic will suffer reputational damage if this happens. In most cases, dentists stop wearing hearing protection altogether due to discomfort. This causes permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.

Custom Filtered Hearing Protection Explained

This is where The One comes into play. It has a dual-filtered hearing protection system that both protects your hearing and allows you to hear everything around you. Our product is superior to all others. The primary filter provides a flat noise reduction through all frequencies. It works as a screen door that allows sounds of a certain decibel to clear a reduction filter. This includes 9, 15, 20 and 25-decibel options.

The secondary, non-linear filter allows sounds under 85 decibels to pass through. This enables dentists to hear clearly and not experience the “clogged” feeling that other earplugs frequently cause. The secondary filter also acts as a vent. It equalizes pressure between the inside and outside of the ear.

The result is that the dentist hears clearly at work while operating and interacting with patients. They feel like they have nothing in the way of their hearing. Most importantly, they protect their ears at the same time.

We make the Best Dental Earplugs with a set of impressions of one’s ear. We found that the process of making earplugs is easy for dentists because they have experience making impressions of teeth. It is a fun little diversion to make impressions at the office or at home.

If and when you order the plugs, you receive our Big Ear home impression kit. You can make impressions for everyone in the office after following the instructions of a very short video. Once we have the impressions back, it usually takes 21 business days from the date of arrival of the impressions to complete the production. Rush service is also available at an additional charge. The earplugs come in several colors as well as in an less obvious option. Most patients do not notice the earplugs. 

We created the Best Dental Earplugs to stop the insanity of dental hearing loss. They also make the lifestyles of dentists more comfortable. Finally, the earplugs make dentistry less damaging to lifetime health.

Our guiding purpose is to protect your hearing and the hearing of those in your practice. This lets you provide your patients with the best version of yourself and also ensures that they get the care they need.

Glenn Hood

Founder 

Big Ear

https://bigearinc.com/products/dentists/ 

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The One Hearing Protection: Guaranteed Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Prevention

Often, dentists receive physical consequences from their own practices. In addition to minor hand injuries and torn muscles from operating on teeth, dentists experience continuous exposure to unhealthily loud noises. The sources of the noise they experience originate from the tools they work with and the environment they work in on a daily basis. Tools like the hand-pieces dentists use generate a lot of noise. With continued exposure, dentists risk hearing loss. The number of dental professionals who have noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus grows every year. There is a solution to this: The One dental earplug.

Tinnitus In Dentists

The One is a customized earplug designed specifically for dentists. These earplugs prevent exposure of the ear to excessive noise from both the machines and the natural environment of dentistry operations. The One functions with two filters. There is the primary filter on the outside and the secondary filter in the inside. The primary filter filters general noise from the environment and machines. The secondary filter filters the unwanted noise.

Importance of Using The One Dental Earplug

The major difference between The One dental earplug and any other form of filtered or vented earplug is that our earplug allows for a specific limit of noise exposure. The two filters work simultaneously, thereby controlling the type of noise that ends up in the inner ear.

The secondary filter ensures only the natural voices access the inner ear. Additionally, it only allows up to 85 dB of sound. This implies that only the allowed noise pressure can penetrate the earplug. As for The One dental earplug, the allowed noise includes natural sounds such as of the patient and the surgery crew. This earplug pinches off sound pressure that can damage the sensitive inner ear sensory hairs.

Also, the dental earplug regulates the intensity of the noise that reaches the inner ear. This standardized feature does not discriminate between noise sources. Therefore, even if the noise comes from the natural source, the secondary filter will filter it out. For instance, the earplug cancels noise from the turbines of high pitched hand drills that would otherwise dose the dental professional with noise pressures exceeding 85 decibels. On the other hand, the earplug allows any other natural sound with pressure below 85 decibels into the eardrum. 

Tinnitus In Dentists, a risk associated with loud noise exposure

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 5 out of 10 retired dentists experience tinnitus. In the same study, the CDC discovered that only a third of the people suffering from tinnitus seek medical assistance, which can prove quite expensive. With this already expensive medication, only two out of five tinnitus patients successfully recover using this medication while the rest remain in an irreversible state.

Patients with tinnitus hear a constant ringing that is not experienced by others. Currently, there is no cure for tinnitus. Tinnitus prevention using our earplugs is much cheaper and much more successful.

How Tinnitus In Dentists develops

Several factors cause tinnitus in dentists. However, the major cause is prolonged exposure to of the ear to sound that exceeds 85 dB. This exposure leads to inner ear hair cell damage. Exposing an ear to high-intensity sound causes the delicate inner ear hairs to move in the direction of the sound waves. This triggers the ear cells to produce an electrical signal through the auditory nerve to the brain. The signals sent to the brain translate the waves into sound. In cases where the inner hairs in the inner ear break or bend, the result is a random electrical signal sent to the brain that results in the vast array of sounds that individuals with tinnitus hear.

Tinnitus In Dentists symptoms

The main symptom of tinnitus is the hearing of imaginary sounds not actually present in the environment. Some of the phantom noises associated with tinnitus include the following:

    • A ringing sound, which may become louder or lighter with time.
    • A frequent buzzing sound 
  • A roaring sound.
  • A hissing sound

These sounds may occur in one or both ears. In some cases, the noise may become so loud that it interferes with a person’s concentration. The sound may be irritating, hindering afflicted people from hearing actual sounds in their environment.

Causes of Tinnitus In Dentists

  • Exposure to loud noise

Noisy equipment such as dentists’ hand-pieces can cause tinnitus. Such equipment produces excess levels of noise to the ear. Continuous use of the same equipment by the same dentist without adequate hearing protection puts them in greater danger of developing tinnitus. 

Other causes

  • Age-related causes

As a person ages, they become vulnerable to presbycusis. Such a condition occurs when a person nears the age of 60. The more a person exposes themselves to damaging sounds, the more that person experiences ear damage and a higher potential of developing tinnitus. 

  • Earwax blockage

Earwax protects the ear canal by trapping dirt and other foreign substances, preventing them from entering the inner ear. Ear Wax also prevents bacterial development in the ear. However, when earwax over-accumulates in the ear canal, it may cause ear loss or irritation in the ear canal, which can cause tinnitus. 

Tinnitus causes for dentists

Several scientists have hypothesized different possible causes of tinnitus. Some relate tinnitus to head injuries, acoustic neuroma, blood vessel disorders, and medications like antibiotics and aspirin. In all their arguments, scientists appreciate that the major legitimate cause of tinnitus in dentists is exposure to noise. 

The nature of the working environments of dentists ensures that they cannot avoid exposure to noise without leaving their office. They continuously expose their ears to excessive noise from the equipment they use and in their normal exposure to sounds in their environment. The materials in their laboratories produce a high volume of noise. When exposed to this noise for long periods of time, tinnitus may be triggered, hindering dentists’ performance.

Complications that come with tinnitus

Tinnitus affects every person differently. According to research by the Department of Health and Human Services, a person suffering from tinnitus may experience the following complications:

a. Fatigue

People with tinnitus experience frequent fatigue and may feel unmotivated to complete even the slightest of household chores.

b. Stress can develop from the worry caused by tinnitus. Continued stress will develop into depression. 

c. Sleeping problems

d. Difficulty concentrating

e. Irritability

f. Depression 

General tinnitus preventive measures
  •  Long-term exposure to loud music through headphones can increase an individual’s chances of developing tinnitus. For music listeners, reducing music volume may help reduce chances of tinnitus. However, this preventive measure fails to apply to dentists. They cannot turn down the volume of noise produced by their machines. But they can reduce exposure to noises outside their offices through strict dedication to protecting their hearing. This includes limiting their exposure to sounds that are within their control.
  • Tinnitus can be prevented by routinely taking care of cardiovascular health. Prevention of blood disorder-linked tinnitus achievable through a healthy diet and regular exercise.
  • Dental professionals who have hobbies that are loud, like motorcycle-riding, listening to loud music or spending hours outdoors may find themselves at greater risk. Limiting exposure to sounds over 85 decibels while partaking in these hobbies will reduce the risk dentists being dosed by dangerous decibels outside of the office.

Protecting yourself as a dental professional may seem like a lot of work. It is, however, protection can ensure that you continue working into your golden years. It is imperative that you develop an individualized hearing conservation solution that works for you, whether that includes wearing hearing protection in and outside the office, or if you prefer to wear hearing protection in the office and monitor exposure to sound during recreational activities.

As a last reminder, both to dentists and all people, we leave you with this: tinnitus is permanent until death. Once you develop tinnitus, you cannot repair it. So act accordingly. And choose the best hearing protection.

Hearing Protection In The Movie Theater: Is It Necessary?

The loudest film I’ve ever seen in theaters was an ultra-high-definition IMAX screening of Dunkirk, in 2017, in Columbia, South Carolina. I remember this exact experience because I vividly remember not bringing earplugs. This was a massive mistake and one I believe that I am still paying for to this day. If you are unfamiliar with the film, it begins in an almost surreal environment: paper (tossed from off-screen by Christopher Nolan) is falling from the sky. A young man, Tommy, and his squad are wandering the streets of the town of Dunkirk. At this point in the film, gunshots erupted.

I knew that I had two choices. I could immediately leave the theater, or find some form of hearing protection. This was serious. When the enemy forces dropped a bomb on the Allies, my ears began to physically ache. Something was wrong with my ears. Being in the hearing protection business, I knew that I had made a mistake.

Hearing Protection In The Movie Theatre

Dunkirk was the loudest film of 2017. I wasn’t the only one to voice my pain. Click here to read about others’ experiences.

Eventually, the bombing runs ceased. As I ducked alongside the soldiers, I pulled out a dosimeter app on my iPhone. I understand that there are varying degrees of accuracy with the dosimeter apps. However, studies show that the apps’ measurements differ from calibrated dosimeters’ by less than +1. I found that the output of the theater’s sound system was incredibly worrying. As I looked around me at the nearly full theater, my heart sunk.

The volume raised to nearly 100 decibels during a later bombing run. Hearing damage occurs after 15 minutes of exposure to 100 decibels. Dunkirk is an hour and forty-six minutes long. Over half of the movie involves explosives or machine guns.

I was extremely fortunate in that my brother had brought an extra pair of generic earbuds with him. I crammed these into my ears for the duration of the movie. When the movie alluded to gunfire or a bomb drop, I cupped my ears and slouched in my seat to escape the assault. After the film was over, I knew that I had done something terrible to my ears. For the remainder of the evening, I felt exhausted. I felt like I was hearing through a tunnel.

I had been dosed with damaging decibels. My job is to protect people from getting dosed. And that’s why I’m telling this story: not too dissuade you from going to the movies or enjoying your favorite visual artists. I am recommending that, if and when you attend a showing, you prepare as you would a concert or live event. Bring a pair of earplugs or a handful to pass out. There are damaging decibels everywhere and they will, if not accounted for, cause irreparable hearing damage.

I watched Dunkirk over a year ago. However, I have recently had an incredible experience in a theatre with hearing protection. When you put in a pair of Hearing Protection In The Movie Theatre, the noise around you is muffled which can for many people cause immediate discomfort and take you out of the story that is being portrayed on screen.

Hearing Protection In The Movie Theatre

The One By Big Ear, the worlds first two-part filter system designed to keep damaging decibels out and the noise you need to hear in when you ride. Custom made for each individual’s ears, “The One provides the user with comfort and protection while they ride.

The Solution: What Hearing Protection to Wear in the Theater

There is a solution to this problem. Recently we attended a showing of Venom in Ultra HD Imax, and it was loud! Nearly as loud as Dunkirk with the explosions car crashes and over the top spectacle of alien vs. alien fights. However, this time, I was prepared. I wore a pair of our filtered earplugs called the One I chose a 9-decibel purple filter option and sat through the film. I could hear every line, every movement every person laughing and better, yet I did not feel taken out of my environment.

 

Hearing Protection In The Movie Theatre

Films are becoming too loud, and you can do something about it.

After the film concluded, I exited the theatre, and I had no issues, no ringing, no pressure in my head, and it did not feel like I was listening to the world through a tunnel. I will from this point on wear my Big Ear hearing protection to every film I attend, and I believe that those who frequent films and live performances should be required by a governing body to wear hearing protection including harsh penalties on those who subject children to damaging decibels without protection.

My recommendation for those reading this is simple, during your next film experience, during the previews (Please do not turn your phone on during the movie) Download a dosimeter and get a reading on the levels in the theatre and send a screenshot of it to us with what movie you saw in the message. If you do this, we will give you a discounted rate on a pair of our filtered hearing protection. It is our mission to eradicate noise-induced hearing loss; however, we cannot do it alone. It takes brave women and men working together to rid the world of this completely avoidable disease. We need to wear Hearing Protection In The Movie Theatre when it’s too loud.

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Premium Earplugs for Dentists – NIHL and Tinnitus is a Dental Hazard

Premium Earplugs for Dentists

How important is your hearing to you?  Hearing protection for dentists, dental assistants as well as dental hygienists is very crucial. The most common hearing hazards are high-speed dental drills, ultrasonic cleaners, and high-speed turbine hand-pieces. Unfortunately, most dental professionals do not notice how noise-causing equipment is affecting them until it is too late. Fortunately, there are premium earplugs that offer excellent hearing protection for dentists.

In case dentists are not wearing hearing protection while working, they could cause themselves and those around them irreversible hearing damage. Unfortunately, this could lead to lifelong pain, discomfort, and the worst of all a shorter career. When considering the hearing protection, dentists have specific needs:

The greatest amount of noise blocking without overprotecting  

For dental professionals hearing protection that protects them from higher pitch frequencies such as the 2kHz to 6kHz frequencies are essential. Yet overcompensating for high pitch frequencies can lead to overprotection and can be dangerous for both the dentist and their patients.

Natural hearing:

The best dentist earplugs should enable the dentist to hear clearly and interact with their patients without feeling plugged up. The earplugs do not have to be removed when holding a conversation.

Indiscrete appearance:

It may seem unappealing wearing earplugs in an office set up. However, dentists’ earplugs feature a low-profile fit that will ensure you do not damage your hearing, and your clients do not feel alienated while you operate and interact with them.

These are the primary reasons why we created The One series for dental use.

This product was released by Big Ear, a company that deals with products proving custom hearing protection. It was aimed at preventing dentists from enduring low-level noise which affects hearing. They could, at the same time, hear patients and workmates during the entire day.

Over the past few years, the dental industry has seen an increase in dentists developing tinnitus and eventually hearing loss. This is due to the noisy equipment used in dental clinics, which could put them at risk. The earplug, therefore, allows dentists to get rid of noise while communicating very well.

The customized Premium Earplugs for Dentists is basically worn by dentists while working with patients. The dentist will hear the patient clearly as well as others in the room. You could probably ask yourself, is there any difference between the One Series and other professional earplugs? The reality is the One Series is lighter and does not hinder any communication with a patient or colleague.

Premium Earplugs for Dentists

Premium Earplugs for Dentists

The One Premium Series, With all the bells and whistles. Included are 4 sets of filters, one set of filter blocks, one tactical piece, and the filtered earplugs.

How does the earplug prevent hearing loss?

It basically works using two filters. Firstly, the primary filter reduces the sound from entering the device. On the other hand, the second filter allows natural sound to pass through the dental earplugs. Additionally, the second filter enables the wearer to hear natural sounds until the noise pressure of 85 dB is achieved. Surprisingly, once this figure is achieved, the pressure cannot pass through the earplug. As a result, the hearing protection for the dentist is achieved.

Dentists in the course of their work experience natural and unnatural noises which may eventually damage the hearing process. Therefore custom Premium Earplugs for Dentists help get rid of unwanted sounds. The One Series earplug has some unique features. It is comprised of four sets of filters as follows: one set of silicon full stop earplugs, one set of non-linear plugs, a tactical piece to be used for your office communication, a lanyard and premium case.

You may think of using other generic or even custom earplugs that are stated to be for dentists. Unfortunately, they give you an uncomfortable feeling when worn. Instead of hearing protection, they hinder the dentist from hearing the equipment. They can hardly hear other people in the office.

Pros

  • It fills the ear canal.
  • It is small and not bulky.
  • It is comfortable while wearing.
  • It is inexpensive.

Cons

  • It is not washable; dirty or waxy it has to be thrown away.
  • If not correctly inserted, the amount of attenuation is limited.
  • Not properly maintained, it can insert dirt into the ear and cause infection.

Bottom line

Our ears play a significant role in our lives. Therefore protecting the ears from the disturbing noises is very crucial. This will lead to an effective hearing, thereby preventing the chances of developing tinnitus. Unfortunately, most dental practitioners develop it over time while being unaware. The One Series earplug helps to protect the ear against damage, which could limit a dentist career.

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Custom Earplugs for Motorcycle Riders

Custom Earplugs for Motorcycle Riders is one of the most often overlooked safety equipment that one can own. It will protect your hearing for life.

Before you get your motor running and get out on the highway, you gear up: boots, gloves, helmet, plus whatever other gear you wear to be safe and comfortable. What are you missing? If you missed earplugs, it’s time to ask yourself why. Earplugs are the safety gear that most of us miss because we’re not aware of their importance or we’ve been misinformed. You want to make sure that your hearing isn’t permanently damaged while you’re on the road to adventure. Tinnitus in motorcycle riders is one of the ways your hearing will suffer if the record isn’t set straight.

When wearing a helmet, an important piece of safety gear, it’s easy to feel a false sense of security where your hearing is concerned. In reality, all of that air rushing into the openings between the helmet and your head creates turbulence that finds its way into your ears. Wearing a helmet alone won’t block sound waves from entering the ear canal and causing damage.

By using earplugs when riding your motorcycle, you are plugging your ears effectively and preventing low-frequency sound pressure from the wind from causing irreparable damage to your hearing. Not only is your hearing protected from wind noise by using some type of hearing protection while riding, but wearing earplugs will also help diminish the effects of the sound of the motorcycle itself.

Many bikes are more than capable of exceeding 85-decibels, a level that is higher than the recommended threshold at which The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) advises for using hearing protection. When you factor in the wind and road noise of more than 110dB you have a deadly cocktail for your hearing. Once it’s damaged, it is damaged for good.

Choosing the best earplugs for motorcycle riding is a matter of personal choice and comfort. You can approach your search for the best earplug by researching then testing different varieties of earplugs. Regular store-bought earplugs, like the type used by construction workers, are an excellent place to start if you’re not yet convinced that custom earplugs for motorcycle riders are worth the investment.

There are many one-size-fits-all earplugs to try in your search to understand the benefits of wearing hearing protection. Many different sizes, shapes, and colors are available, and they’re meant to be comfortable, but nothing works like a personalized custom set.

You won’t be sacrificing the feeling of freedom you love while protecting yourself from permanent hearing damage. Tinnitus in motorcycle riders is a real, and avoidable, result of hearing damage.

Once you’ve experimented with one-size-fits-all earplugs and discovered what’s worked best for you – or not – it may be time to step up to a customized option. Custom earplugs for motorcycle riders are available.

They offer a rider consistent noise reduction and no pressure while wearing a helmet. These earplugs, for example, don’t move out of place when the helmet moves up and down.

custom earplugs for motorcycle riders

Intra-helmet speakers provide the option of having noise reduction first with the ability to still hear your communication or music. For the tech-savvy among us, custom motorcycle earplugs are also available as a custom-molded, wireless Bluetooth unit.

Taking steps to protect your hearing is as easy and as comfortable as getting into the habit of wearing earplugs each and every time you gear up. If you don’t and you do lose your hearing over time, you may no longer be eligible for your motorcycle license. That’s a risk to your freedom that you can prevent.

Being badass on your motorcycle is an important part of your life. So is your hearing. Before you hit the road, you know to take the important and necessary steps to protect your entire body – including your ears.

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