Interesting for everyone: the topic of hearing protection
Protecting our hearing is very important because we are often exposed to noise in our everyday life. Whether on the street, at work (at home or at work) or other events. Noise significantly affects our body, but also the psyche.
Anyone who is permanently exposed to noise should think about suitable hearing protection. There is a suitable custom-made hearing protection for every occasion, here are a few examples:
- For listening to music, at concerts or on stage
- At work (e.g. construction site or kindergarten)
- When shooting and hunting
- When traveling (on the plane for pressure equalization)
- When bathing and swimming
- For restful sleep
- For police and security
Even an exposure of over 85 dB over a longer period of time (40 hours per week) can have drastic consequences for people. But also quiet or distant sound sources, such as train or street noise, can influence our sleep quality, for example. 85dB roughly corresponds to loud speech (a dispute), a saxophone or a main road.
In addition to a pathological (disease-related) change in hearing and ear, stress hormones are released from the body when there is noise. These can have further health consequences. They can seriously affect the cardiovascular system, digestion and many other areas.
From a temporary (TTS – Temporary Threshold S.hift), up to a permanent hearing threshold shift (PTS – P.permanent Threshold S.hift) or tinnitus (a whistling or hissing noise in the ear), noise has many negative effects on our organism. Some of these effects can be brought under control again (with medication), but you can do a lot in advance to protect your hearing:
- The primary aim is to avoid noise or to increase the distance to noise
- If this is not possible, attenuation should take place (ear plugs, hearing protection headphones or, in an emergency, a bit of speed)
- Ideally, if you are exposed to noise frequently, you will have appropriate hearing protection
Musicians should also think about hearing protection (especially if they play live on stage). Many live musicians experience hearing loss or tinnitus over time. However, these noises in the ears or temporary threshold shifts can also remain permanent. With in-ear monitoring (as shown here) you can protect your hearing and at the same time have full music enjoyment without compromising the sound! The built-in Loudspeakers can be built into the outer shell in different versions, from basic loudspeakers with a 1-way system to a 4-way system in hi-fi quality. The way system basically only describes how exactly the loudspeaker is set when playing music. In general, the more paths, the more enjoyment of the sound.
Here is an example of a sleep protection made from soft silicone (even slightly glowing in the dark!). The customer can forget the railroad noise at night and sleep restfully. With the small plug in the ear canal, you hardly notice that you are wearing hearing protection. With the small tongue on the earpiece you can easily pull the plug out of your ear (also suitable for side sleepers). Below we have shown hearing protection against noise. A small acoustically effective filter is installed here, which lowers noise as broadly as possible (across all pitches). So you can enjoy the music at a concert or wine festival with a clear conscience, while your hearing is protected. Conversations are also possible without any problems, so you can have conversations unaffected by music in the disco, the concert or in noisy surroundings.
For individual hearing protection, we first take an impression in our specialist shop, then scan these ear impressions in our state-of-the-art 3D scanner and thus not only save shipping, but above all your time! The manufacturer then produces the desired earpiece in the color you have selected, accurate to 100ths of a millimeter! Every hearing protection can be manufactured and customized in different colors. From fuchsia to grass green to bright yellow, everything is possible! You can also have your nickname printed on the earpiece! There are great versions for children in bright colors and, if desired, with glitter.
Talk to us if you have any questions about hearing protection. We are happy to help!