Hearing Protection Devices in Lewiston & Rumford, ME
Preserve Your Healthy Hearing with Our Protective Devices
At Central Maine Audiology, our experienced audiologists specialize not only in hearing loss rehabilitation but also in hearing preservation. Thanks to our custom hearing protection devices in Lewiston and Rumford, we can help you avoid premature hearing loss from noise exposure.
Protect & Preserve Your Hearing
It’s important to take preventative steps to preserve your hearing. Typically, the best way to do this is to avoid loud noises as much as possible. Keeping the volume turned down to a moderate level on earphones and earbuds will help keep your ears safe. When you are exposed to loud noise (anything over 85 dB) it is recommended that you use hearing protection. In many cases foam earplugs or earmuffs will work well, however, we also provide custom earplugs. We take impressions of your ears and the earplugs are made to fit the exact shape of your ears.
Who Benefits from Hearing Protection Devices?
Ultimately, anyone who spends time in noisy environments can benefit from our hearing preservation options, especially when clear hearing can reduce your chance of injury. In particular, our hearing protection devices have been designed to help the following professions and activities:
- Hunters & Shooters
- Industrial Workers
- Homeowners, protect from the lawnmower, snowblower, chainsaw, etc.
- Military & Police Officers
- Those with a partner who snores, or anyone who wants a quieter sleep environment
Musician’s Ear Plugs
No matter the size of the performance venue, musicians are exposed to high volumes of sound on a regular basis, which can lead to permanent hearing damage. You understand that your hearing is a crucial necessity for your livelihood. The problem with using generic foam or silicone earplugs is that they cut the high frequencies much more than the low frequencies. That leaves you hearing too much bass and the sound comes through muddy and muffled, lacking the high-end response.
Musician’s earplugs, unlike most earplugs, have a specially designed filter that will attenuate frequencies evenly across the range of low to high frequencies. This preserves the integrity of the music while reducing the overall level to keep your ears safe. They are custom made to provide a comfortable fit and are the best option to best preserve the accuracy of sound on both your instruments and your bandmates.
Our experts recommend musician’s earplugs for all people involved in the live music industry, from band members to crews, to DJs, and concert-goers. You only have one set of ears – protect them!
Musicians who perform for large audiences in large venues typically use in-ear monitors. Why? Because the dual competing sounds of the venue’s amplification system, coupled with the crowd noise, makes it challenging to hear the sounds on stage, from typical stage monitors. Wedge monitors also limit your ability to move freely on the stage.
Similar to musician’s earplugs, custom-molded in-ear monitors provide necessary protection against high volumes, while streaming your custom sound mix directly into your ears at a tolerable volume. This helps you keep on track with your performance. We work with top-notch manufacturers such as Sensaphonics and Westone Audio but are happy to just take professional ear impressions for you if you have your own preferred supplier.
Contact Us for Custom Hearing Protection Devices in Lewiston & Rumford, ME, Today
To experience our 5-star hearing care, schedule your Central Maine Audiology Hearing Assessment today by calling 207-282-1160 or clicking here to use our convenient online form. Your new patient appointment includes:
- Review Medical History and Discuss Goals
- Examination of the Ears
- Hearing Evaluation
- Next Steps and Treatment Recommendation
During your assessment, our audiologist will take the time to answer your questions about our treatments, hearing aids, flexible financing, or anything else you may want to know about us!
As one of the premier audiology practices in Lewiston & Rumford, ME, our audiologists and team at Central Maine Audiology also provide 5-star hearing care to patients from Auburn, Lisbon, Turner & Poland, ME & the surrounding areas.