Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center offers custom ear protection for swimmers, musicians and hunters – anyone who needs additional protection from water or noise.
There are more than ten different, common styles of earmolds, which are available in a variety of colors and types of plastic depending upon your personal preference, the shape and texture of your ear, and your specific hearing instrument.
Earmolds can be used by both hearing aid wearers or to protect hearing from loud sounds.
Non-hearing aid users use earmolds, too. Custom earmolds are a great way to protect your hearing from loud sounds at work or at play. Musicians, stock car racers and even some professional football teams use earmolds with an acoustical chamber which blocks most noise while still allowing the wearer to understand speech. Some swimmers use specialized ear molds designed to keep water out of their ear canal.
Much like eye glass frames must be fit to your face, earmolds must be fit to your ear. It’s important for them to be tight enough to prevent sound from leaking out and creating feedback but not so tight they cause pain. That’s why a hearing healthcare professional will make a cast of your ear, known as an ear impression, to make sure they get the right fit.