Audiology Hearing Aids Speech Pathology
Serving Orange County, California, since 1993

Certified Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Industrial Silicone Ear Protection Earplugs

Michele Wilson, Ph.D.
Irvine Office Location
Why a certified audiologist
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Custom musicians ear plugs
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Swimmers ear plugs
Custom-molds for ear buds
Living with Hearing Loss
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Speech Pathology
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Head trauma recovery
Stroke recovery
Myofunctional disorder
Other neurological disorders

  Ear Protection for Noisy Environments

OSHA has mandated ear protection for noisy work environments. Workers exposed to 8 hours of 90 dB or more must be protected.  The burden of finding reliable protection and of enforcement is placed on the employer. Workers exposed to levels of 85 dB and under can voluntarily choose to wear protection.

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a typical ear to fit earplugs. Although expandable disposables and other plugs claim to fit all ears, only some employees will find them comfortable and effective, while others will not. That leaves a gap in your protection plan. Ever stop to think how much it costs to keep a worker in disposable plugs over a year's time?

  Benefits of Custom-fitted Silicone Earplugs

    For the price of 6-7 months worth of disposables, your workers can be custom-fitted with a durable pair of industrial silicone earplugs that are more effective and will last for years. The savings are substantial. As an extra bonus, no storage or monthly reordering are needed. No sizes to worry about!

    No other hearing protection can claim more comfort or effectiveness than custom fitted silicone earplugs... for two reasons:

    First, silicone plugs are made of skin-soft materials are carefully custom fitted. Each protector follows the exact configurations of an individual's ear, and tightly occludes without discomfort. They have no pressure points, no hot spots, no sound leaks, and no chance of being poorly seated in the ear (which would lower their effectiveness).

    Second, silicone plugs have no working parts to wear out or break down. Along with the custom mold, they are non-toxic, anti-allergenic, and 100% safe. A channel in the ear mold guarantees permanent placement and optimum noise reduction.

    Custom silicone earplugs are so comfortable and so effective that worker acceptance is extremely high. Employees find they can carry on normal conversation, answer telephones, hear alarms, even machine malfunctions, change elevation and move from high to low noise levels without adjusting or removing the devices. No stopped up feeling either, since the earplugs are designed to allow both air and sound up to 80 dB to enter the ear virtually unrestricted. We have found that over 70% of individual users actually also take their earplugs home for off-the-job protection while using chain saws, lawn mowers, motorcycles, shop equipment, hand guns, watercraft or aircraft and other noise-intensive activities.

    Silicone earplugs come in a variety of colors including flesh, brown, clear and safety orange. All materials and colors are FDA approved. Each set comes complete with a removable neck cord in red or orange. To facilitate placement in the proper ear, a color marking is placed on the right ear protector and on the right side of the neck cord for each set. 

Audiology Hearing Aids Speech Pathology
Certified Member of American-Speech-Hearing Association

4000 Barranca, Suite 250 (at Culver), Irvine, California 92604
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