Anyone whose occupation includes ongoing high-decibel sound faces an almost certain risk of hearing loss without noise protection. If your job involves loud, ongoing sound, loss of hearing can result in loss of livelihood. Rising decibel rates and rapidly increasing “noise pollution” has been found in every major city, airport, factories, highways, and other environments.
All hearing aids now come with a filter that cuts off sounds, even sudden bursts, above a certain decibel level. Hearing damage begins at about 80 decibels, which is the range you will hear in busy traffic conditions without the protection of being in a car. Dr. Bea will carefully adjust your level of hearing protection when programming your hearing aids, so that you hear as naturally as possible without interruptions, but also without damage from high decibel sudden sounds or when working in a continuously noisy environment. In most cases, the high decibel noises are instantly brought down into a non-damaging level, so you hear the representation of the sound safely.
These high-tech miniaturized devices fit in your ear but have the power of a recording studio behind them. They are essential for any person who works in sound creation and mixing or in a noisy environment where radio communication between team members is necessary.
Custom hearing protection
Your best protection outside of hearing aids or in-ear monitors is custom hearing protection. Dr. Bea can examine your ears and make a mold of your canals, then have tailored-made plugs made for each ear. These professional molds can be vented to avoid a “stuffy” feeling. Best of all, they can be quickly removed when you leave the noisy environment. Our clients wear them for swimming, workplace activity, loud events or simply to filter out night noises for a better sleep.