It’s a noisy world out there! Our ears do so very much for us, but the world around us isn’t always conducive to our giving them the TLC that they deserve. The truth is that around every corner, there are loud noises which, when we encounter them often enough, can cause irreversible damage to our ears. From the live gig we can’t miss to the roar of the bus as it drives past, all the noise we encounter in our day-to-day lives can do real damage to the delicate inner workings of our ears.

But if we want to give our ears the protection they deserve, it’s essential to invest in custom ear protection rather than buying a one-size-fits-all solution. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of custom ear protection:

Because the protection is molded you know you’re getting the very best

The inside of your ear canal is as unique and individual as your face. Buying generic earplugs, for example, may occlude most of the ear canal, but not enough to provide complete protection. Custom ear protection, however, is molded to the unique shape of your ear canal. This means that the delicate workings of your inner ears get complete protection.

Nobody else can use your ear protection

Because your ear protection is custom molded to your ears, it means that only you can use it. Sharing ear protection with your significant other may not seem like a big deal, but it’s a potential hygiene risk and could result in an inner ear infection.

They’re infection resistant

Even if you’re not sharing eat protection, there’s always an infection risk when putting something in your ear canals regularly. That’s why custom ear protection usually has an antibacterial layer to reduce your risk of an ear infection significantly.

They’re way more comfortable

Even if you’re lucky enough to find ear protection that provides you with a decent fit, you’re still a long way off a feeling that’s truly comfortable. And this can be distracting while you’re working and frustrating when you’re trying to get to sleep. 

Custom ear protection is far more comfortable and (apart from the muted sound) you could be forgiven for forgetting that you’re even wearing it.

They work out cheaper in the long run

Finally, custom ear protection works out to be an excellent investment in the long term. While custom ear protection tends to be a little pricier than the generic variety, it can also last far longer and ensure that you get more protection and for longer. Thus, you’ll save money because you’re not burning through cheaper solutions trying to get the best protection for your buck.

Not sure where to look? No problem! Your audiologist can advise you on which for of ear protection is the best solution for your specific needs.