3 Benefits of Custom Ear Protection
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Did you know that hearing loss happens at just 85 dB? It may be hard to visualize how loud that is, so let’s use a few examples.
Normal conversations happen at around 60 to 70 dB. This isn’t enough to harm your hearing (unless you are permanently shouting and screaming) so it’s not much of a deal.
Hand drills and other smaller power tools can actually reach up to 100 dB or more depending on the tool used. This is enough to permanently damage your hearing especially if you’re exposed to the sound on a regular basis (such as working for a construction company).
If we go further up the scale, visiting a concert will expose you to levels up to 120 dB or more depending on the type of music and the crowd.
As you can see, it’s incredibly easy to damage your hearing which is why more and more people are bringing ear protection with them to work, to concerts or even wearing them at home when they do DIY work. However, if you want the absolute best in hearing protection, then you’ll want to invest in custom ear protection solutions and not just regular earplugs.
To help you out, we’ve put together a couple of benefits of using custom ear protection.
1. They’re made to fit and will be more effective at reducing noise levels
Unlike store-bought earplugs, custom ear protection is made to suit your ears perfectly. This means you won’t need to struggle with things like earplugs being too big or too small, falling out or not providing sufficient protection to your ears. Custom ear protection will always be a much better fit than what you can find at a store (even earmuffs), thus providing you more protection. Yes, they do cost more, but you’re also getting a better quality product for your money.
2. They’re more comfortable than store-bought solutions
One of the main reasons why people refuse to use ear protection is because it’s not comfortable. They’ll complain that the material doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t fit correctly or they just can’t be bothered with it. If you share similar concerns, then consider getting custom-made ear protection. Custom ear protection is more comfortable than store-bought varieties and you won’t feel like it’s too uncomfortable to wear or that you can’t be bothered to put them on. It removes the main reasons why people decide not to wear custom ear protection.
3. It protects your hearing in style
There’s also the opportunity to customize your custom ear protection to your liking. For instance, you might decide that you want custom ear protection that is in the style of your workplace or business, or you could add unique designs to it that suit your needs. Being able to personalize your hearing protection will make them a little more special, giving you more incentive to remember to wear them.