It’s likely that when you think of earplugs, you picture the standard disposable foam types that are squeezed before inserting in the ears. But did you know that there is a wide variety of earplugs that come in many sizes, shapes, and materials? The typical foam earplugs are great for the basics of blocking noise, and most are comfortable enough to sleep in. But there are also very nice custom earplugs that would make the perfect stocking stuffer. Here is what you should know about custom earplugs.
Sound and Music Industry
One place that you will see custom earplugs a lot is with musicians and sound technicians. If you or someone in your family works in one of these fields, then you know how loud things can get. Foam earplugs are good for blocking noise, but they also cut off the finer details of sound that you might need to hear. With custom-fitted earplugs, you can get noise protection while also being able to adjust them to hear what you need. In the music industry, most custom earplugs let you hear how you sound while blocking out the rest of the noise.
Comfortable to Wear
The problem with disposable foam earplugs is that they are very one-size-fits-all. If you have worn them before, then you have probably experienced how uncomfortable and inconvenient they can get. These earplugs are notorious for constantly falling out of the ears. Custom earplugs are a great choice because they are so natural and easy to wear. When you have earplugs that are fitted specifically for you, then it will feel like you’re not wearing them at all.
Another benefit of custom earplugs is that they will give you tip quality noise protection. In most custom earplugs, you will only hear certain frequencies, which makes it more comfortable in noisy environments. Custom earplugs work to make a sound experience better by cutting down noise without losing the sound itself. That means you can still hear what’s going on in the background without it being overwhelmingly loud.
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