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What Forms of Ear Protection Are Available?

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When you are exposed to loud noises for a long period of time, you might start to notice that your hearing is changing. This is because listening to these sounds for a long time will cause hearing damage, and for this reason you need to know about what types of ear protection are available. There are a few types that you can look into, and we are going to discuss them in this article.

Earmuffs

The first type of ear protection that we are going to discuss is earmuffs. These come in a variety of different materials, making them ideal for whatever situation you need them for. So, if you work on a building site, you might find that these come in handy. They are able to fit over a helmet to provide a good level of protection to your hearing.

Or, if you or someone you know likes to work in a quiet environment, these are also going to be ideal. You won't be able to hear much of the outside world when you are using these earmuffs. Speak to your audiologist, and they will be able to tell you about all the excellent uses for earmuffs.

Earplugs

The second type of ear protection is earplugs. There are many different types of earplugs, depending on what you are looking for. You can buy foam earplugs, silicone earplugs or universal earplugs. They all have their own unique benefits and issues as does any other product, but these are going to be helpful for short term use. You can look into all the individual benefits of each type, and decide which is going to be best for you. If you aren’t sure, your audiologist will be able to tell you which type they would recommend for you.

Otoplastics

This is going to be what motorcyclists and musicians use to prevent causing damage to their hearing. As you can imagine, they are around loud noises constantly and as such need to take care of their hearing. Otoplastics are a customized form of ear protection, that are going to fit comfortably in your ear. These are great for long-term use, so if you are looking for something to last you at least a few years, you might want to consider otoplastics.

If you are unsure about any of these, speak to your audiologist and they will be able to give you the information that you need.


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