There are a couple of reasons why some people prefer not to use the regular type of ear plugs. First of all some people think that it is not safe to use them and that they might cause some harm by hurting the tissues of the inner ear. Another common reason is that they can not stay plugged in and they regularly fall out, which causes more trouble to the wearer if they have to keep on reinserting them.
The most important reason is that they do not block enough noise. Because of these and some other reasons specific to individual preference, many people prefer to use custom ear plugs that have been made and crafted specifically to fit their ear. Let us take a closer look at this type of ear plug and see if they really offer a better alternative to the regular type.
The use of protection when you are exposed to loud noise is an important step in making sure that you are protecting your hearing. Musicians, people who work with machines, and almost everyone else is exposed to some sort of loud sound that is above the normal healthy level at least to some degree in the course of their day. When that happens we need to make sure that we have some sort of protection that can keep our hearing from being damaged.
The most basic form of custom ear protection are moldable foam plugs. Since it is made from a very soft material it will fit the inside of your ear with ease, but as expected it can not reduce the level of sound that you are exposed to by huge amount. The best option is to get custom made ear plugs that are made by taking the size and measurement of the inside of your ear. The precise way that it has been made to fit you and the use of specialized filters will cancel out most of the dangerous noise that might cause some harm to your hearing. In order to get this type of hearing protection you need to have impressions of your ear taken very much like getting an impression of your teeth for dentures.
There are also some products that are available now that allow you to mold your own ear plugs. Radians offers a line of these do it your self custom molded ear plugs. Their products can be used for sports, construction, tool use, factories, farms, and workshops. They promise that their products are easy to wear,comfortable, long lasting, effective,and environmentally friendly. They also offer a 30 day guarantee for their products provided that it has been assembled by following the instructions given for the assembly.
Their ear plugs are pretty popular and even gun enthusiasts recommend them. One thing that you have to remember with this product is that you will be the one to make the fitting and the molding. You have to be very careful about the way that you do that. There is no one to tell you that you did something wrong. If you are not confident that you can follow the instructions to the letter, then it is better to go to a local clinic and order custom molded ear plugs from them.
Hearing is important, and perhaps one of the most neglected senses of the youth. Wearing ear plugs to reduce noise is crucial if you want to avoid hearing loss to any substantial degree when you’re older. And if you work in construction or any other type of noisy environment you need to consider buying custom fitted ear plugs as they offer the best protection today. You also need to check the noise attenuation that you can experience with ear plugs. Disposable ear plugs have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) that maxes out at 33, which means it should theoretically cut out 33dB of noise from the ambient sound. Customer molded ear plugs will do better, but you need to have an idea of what you’re getting.