Excessive noise exposure through music can cause permanent hearing loss depending on its volume and the duration of exposure. Canberra Audiology offers a range of options for musicians wanting to protect their hearing without distorting the integrity of the sound.
There are a number of different types of musician’s ear plugs:
Non custom musician’s ear plugs provide an average of 15-20dB attenuation of sound and are suitable for many people with average ear canals. For people with large, small, bendy or sensitive ear canals an improper seal within the ear canal may lead to reduced attentuation and increased risk of hearing loss.
Custom musician’s ear plugs are suitable for all ear canal shapes and sizes. Because they are custom-moulded to the ear, they ensure a good seal and thus good sound attentuation. You can also choose the level of sound attentuation you would prefer from 9-10dB, 15dB and 25dB. Your audiologist can help you to decide. Some musicians have the need for more than one level of sound attentuation, and so attentuators can be interchanged on the same ear plug which saves you money and the hassle of having two full sets of ear plugs.
For more information regarding these, please contact Canberra Audiology to arrange an appointment with our audiologist.