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Prevent Hearing Loss with the Best Hearing Protection

Our ears are highly sensitive — too much exposure to loud noise can cause long-term and permanent damage to the inner ear. Even when the noise has stopped, the damage can continue; once the damage is done, it can’t be reversed. 

But it isn’t always easy to tell when you’ve damaged your ears, as noise-induced hearing loss can develop gradually over time. Often, you won’t realise it’s happened until you notice you are struggling to hear conversations when there is background noise, or you find yourself turning up the volume on your TV. 

Another issue is the potential for tinnitus caused by loud noise. Tinnitus is a condition that means you hear ringing noises in your ears or buzzing, hissing, and clicking types of noises when there is no external cause for it. Additionally, tinnitus symptoms can start at any time following noise damage.

The best advice we can give you is to look after your hearing now. At Regain Hearing, you will receive a consultation with an audiologist to establish exactly what hearing protection product you need for your individual circumstances and requirements. The sooner you start using the correct ear protection, the less likely you are to suffer from hearing loss and the potential onset of tinnitus.

How Custom Hearing Protection Prevents Damage to Your Ears

Custom hearing protection is available in various noise reduction ratings (NRRs). The higher the NRR, the more protection the hearing product will provide.

Generally, an ear protection device should have an NRR of 30 decibels (dB) or over. This is because noise levels are measured in decibels. The higher the decibel, the more damage it causes to your ears. Noise damage can start when you’re exposed to around 85 decibels of sound for an extended time.

But how do you know what decibel level noise is?

Here are a few everyday examples of the average decibel sound exposure your ears could receive from various causes.

  • A lawnmower — 85 decibels
  • A food blender — 90 decibels
  • A hand drill — 100 decibels 

Walking down a busy street — 78 to 85 decibels.

Loud Noises and Hearing Protection

The best hearing protection is custom-made earplugs moulded to fit your ears or protective ear muffs if you are exposed to loud noises all day. Remember that the louder the sound, the less time it takes to start damaging your ears.

If you work in the military, on a construction site, in a factory, or even as a musician, you could be exposed to upwards of 100 decibels of sound daily. Any sound over 85 decibels can permanently harm your hearing and cause hearing loss and/or tinnitus symptoms. Noise above 120 decibels can cause immediate damage and may even result in a ruptured eardrum. 

If you have ever been in a loud environment or attended a concert, you might have experienced ringing in your ears (tinnitus) for a short time afterwards. Occasionally, this onset of tinnitus can be permanent, and gradually, you may also notice that you develop hearing loss.

Once this damage is done, you can only regain full hearing by using hearing aids; there’s no way to reverse it permanently. This condition may also be permanent when tinnitus symptoms continue after a few days. There is no cure for tinnitus, but if your life is being impacted by tinnitus noise, we can provide you with bespoke tinnitus treatment at Regain Hearing.

This is why you should consult a private audiologist and start to use ear protection to reduce your exposure to loud noise and its impact on your ears.

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The health of your ears can profoundly impact your life — from your ability to perform at work to your confidence and overall enjoyment. If you’re worried about hearing loss, tinnitus, earwax buildup, or any other ear-related health problems, our private audiologists are here to offer you help and guidance.  

Book a consultation, and let us help you get the right hearing protection or hearing health service.

Why Choose a Private Audiologist for Hearing Protection?

When we fit ear protection, we take our time to consult with you and ensure that the hearing protection is:

  • Suitable for the required noise suppression and noise decibels you are exposed to
  • Compatible with any additional personal safety equipment or devices for communication 
  • Fits your ear and is comfortable for long-term wear
  • Appropriate for the temperature of the environment it will be used in
  • Capable of meeting reasonable communication and audibility requirements, such as allowing you to hear fire alarms.

Don’t wait any longer for custom hearing protection, a hearing test, earwax removal, or tinnitus treatment. Book a consultation with one of our fully qualified, experienced audiologists, and let us show you the difference taking care of your hearing can make.

Types of Hearing and Ear Protection

We want to help protect your delicate hearing and prevent irreversible damage, so we provide multiple solutions for hearing protection. 

The three types of hearing protection are:

  • Earplugs — They could be custom moulded, premoulded, mouldable, roll-down foam, or push-to-fit. Disposable, reusable, and custom earplug options are available.
  • Earmuffs — These are generally attached to a headband and are made of a substance that dampens sound. They consist of soft cushions that fit over the ears and rigid plastic outer cups. 
  • Canal Caps — Also referred to as semi-insert earplugs, these consist of two flexible pre-moulded or mouldable tips that partially fit into the ear canal. They are secured to a plastic or metal band worn over the head, behind your neck, or under your chin. This type of ear protection offers the lowest level of protection as the earplugs don’t fit deep inside your ear canal. 

If you find yourself in occupations or situations regularly subject to loud noise, you could sustain severe damage to your ears and hearing. But only you can decide to make sure your future hearing is protected. Clinical studies have shown that correct fitting for hearing protection devices substantially impacts the levels of noise protection they can provide. Furthermore, custom-made earplugs were shown to demonstrate much greater levels of protection when compared to non-customised earplugs.

Book a consultation with a private audiologist at Regain Hearing today, and let us help you find the best hearing protection.

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Situations and Occupations That Can Cause Damage To Your Ears

We want to help protect your delicate hearing and prevent irreversible damage, so we provide multiple solutions for hearing protection. If you find yourself in occupations or situations where you are regularly subject to loud noise, you could sustain severe damage to your ears and hearing. Book a consultation today, and we’ll make sure your future hearing is protected.

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Advantages of Specialised Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection from Industrial Noise Exposure 

Exposure to loud noises can cause permanent hearing damage and tinnitus symptoms. If you work in noisy environments where you are commonly exposed to high-decibel sounds — such as construction sites, factories, industrial power tools, jet aircraft, etc. — it’s critical to protect your ears by wearing appropriate hearing protection. Otherwise, you could develop tinnitus, or your tinnitus symptoms become more severe and suffer from permanent noise-induced hearing loss.

Ear Protection for Musicians and Music Venues

If you are a musician or singer or work in loud music venues, you should definitely use ear protection. We offer in-ear monitors (IEMs) custom fit to your inner ear for listening to music. These earphones fit snugly in your ear and use noise cancellation to block out loud background noise. You can then hear yourself singing, playing an instrument, or mixing music unaltered through the earbuds.

You might prefer to have custom earplugs when you don’t need to actually hear the music. If you prefer, we have a range of earmuffs that ensure noise suppression for the noise levels you are exposed to regularly. 

Our custom earplugs are manufactured by ACS — an industry leader in hearing protection. They are made from soft silicone and moulded to your exact inner ear shape, providing a perfect seal and comfortable fit. Seven NNR levels are available to choose from to ensure you get the correct level of noise reduction to meet your individual requirements. 

Better Sleep with SleepSound Custom Earplugs

Long-term loss of sleep can have real consequences for your health and well-being. If you are a light sleeper, live near a busy road or in the city, work night shifts, or sleep next to someone who snores, you could sleep more soundly with custom earplugs. 

Created to help you sleep without any noise distractions, SleepSound earplugs are moulded to your ear and made from soft, durable silicone for the perfect fit. These earplugs are so comfortable you can wear them all night long and get the sleep you deserve. 

Book a Consultation to Get Custom-Made SleepSound Earplugs. 

Ear Protection for Swimming

Swimming earplugs from ACS give you a custom-made seal that keeps water out of your ear while swimming. If you swim often, you’ll want to wear earplugs, as water buildup in the ear can be damaging and annoying. Our custom-made earplugs are made from floatable silicone, so they are buoyant if you lose them in the water. ACS swim plugs give you superior ear protection with a snug and secure seal against water.

Ear Protection for Shooting Sports

If you regularly visit the gun range or participate in shooting sports, you’ll consider hearing protection a necessary part of the experience. Our range of sports earplugs and hearing protection — custom-made to a universal fit — will eliminate harmful factors without affecting your performance. Protecting your ears can increase concentration and help you improve and develop your favourite shooting hobbies.

Cost of Hearing and Ear Protection

At Regain Hearing, our custom earplugs are available in various colours for various uses and start from just £70 per pair. We stock a wide range of hearing protection in our ear clinics in London and Kent, from specialised ear protection for musicians to custom ear plugs for use in loud industrial environments.

Call or visit your local Regain Hearing clinic for more information about protecting your hearing with the best ear protection available today.

Book a Consultation with Our Qualified Private Audiologists

If you are concerned about hearing loss, earwax buildup, or tinnitus symptoms causing you problems, a consultation with a private audiologist is the best way to find the right solution. 

At Regain Hearing clinics, we perform the most advanced hearing tests using the latest technology. Whether you require a hearing test, hearing aids, earwax removal, tinnitus treatment, or ear protection products, our audiologists will ensure you receive the right solution. Book a consultation in London or Kent with one of our leading audiologists today.

Private Audiologist Consultations: What Our Patients Say

Had a really pleasant experience, my first time visiting the clinic and it was amazing. Debbie was really welcoming and Jessica was very nice, professional and knew a lot about the ears. She gave really good recommendations to help repair my ear problem. I well recommend this place to everyone great customers service and I look forward to my next visit.

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Are you experiencing symptoms of hearing loss or any other ear-related discomfort? Book a hearing test in London or Kent today with one of our experienced audiologists and start the journey to protect and restore your hearing.

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