ServicesAt the Hearing Clinic we keep up-to-date with the latest technology and innovation to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Otoscan is a new 3D digital ear scanning solution from Otometrics. We are delighted to be able to offer our patients Otoscan, which helps us to deliver custom hearing care and protection in an efficient way, ensuring that your ear plugs are a better fit.
There are many everyday situations and tasks that have the potential to cause hearing damage, particularly over time. Mowing the lawn, using power tools, going to a music concert are just some situations with the potential to cause problems.
If you don’t protect your hearing you could be setting yourself up for hearing problems in the future. At The Hearing Clinic, we offer a variety of custom hearing protection and moulded ear plugs, from musicians’ plugs and swimming plugs to protective headphones and custom-fit devices.
Custom ear plugs for musicians
Loud sounds can cause irreversible damage, so musicians are at risk of overexposure, especially at gigs …
Custom ear plugs for swimming
Our custom-made swimming ear plugs are shaped to fit precisely inside the ear and create a water-tight seal.
Custom shooting ear plugs
The sound of a gun firing is one of the most damaging noises there is. It is vital that if you are a member of a shooting club …
Racing & motorsport ear
Motorsports are high adrenaline and exciting, both for the racing drivers and the spectators. However, the …
Professional DJ ear plugs
As a professional DJ you will have constant exposure to a loud environment which will cause …
If noisy neighbours are keeping you awake, or your partner snores, it can be excruciating when you are …
At the Hearing Clinic we keep up-to-date with the latest technology and innovation to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Otoscan is a new 3D digital ear scanning solution from Otometrics. We are delighted to be able to offer our patients Otoscan, which helps us to deliver custom hearing care and protection in an efficient way, ensuring that your ear plugs are a better fit.
Causes of hearing loss
The inner ear is lined with tiny hair cells that relay sound signals to the brain. When these cells become damaged, it can lead to hearing loss. Damage to the auditory nerve can also occur. If you’re exposed to loud noise at work, your employer has a responsibility to protect your hearing, however, if loud noise is a part of your leisure activities, it’s your responsibility to protect your hearing.
If you’re a swimmer or surfer you should protect your ears. Water in the ears can lead to infection, swimmer’s ear, or other blockages that may damage hearing. Swimming and surfing moulded ear plugs create a tight seal to keep water out while enabling you to equalise pressure under water.
A variety of professional and recreational activities may also warrant ear protection such as shooting, motorsports or DJing. Protective moulded ear plugs or headphones can help to reduce the level of noise and minimise background noise during communication.
How can I tell if my hearing is damaged?
Hearing loss can develop gradually and you may only notice a problem when it disrupts your daily activities or starts to have an impact on your family relationships. Hearing loss can occur more abruptly with exposure to loud noises at close range. Some of the signs of hearing damage include:
- Turning up the volume on the television or radio when others can hear clearly at a lower volume
- Asking people to repeat themselves during conversation
- Mishearing what others say
- Trouble distinguishing what direction a noise is coming from
- Concentrating harder when listening
Moulded ear plugs offering the best protection
Be proactive and protect your hearing. Contact The Hearing Clinic about custom protective hearing options, including a range of moulded ear plugs. We will work with you to find the right device for your needs so you can continue to enjoy doing what you love without putting your hearing at risk.
Frequently Asked Questions
QHow to protect your ears?
AIt’s thought that around 17,000 people in the UK have noise-induced hearing loss caused, or made worse, by their job. Noise-induced hearing loss is the second most common form of hearing loss after age-related hearing loss. However, it’s completely avoidable.
While employers are legally bound to take specific actions when noise levels in your job reach 80 decibels, if you experience high noise levels in your leisure time, it’s up to you to protect your hearing.
Ear plugs and ear defenders are the most effective way to protect your hearing. At The Hearing Clinic we can help you to find the best option to suit your lifestyle and budget.
QHow does ear protection work?
AEar plugs are the most effective way to protect your hearing without compromising your safety or your ability to hear. They’re effective at protecting your ears from loud music or other loud sounds, or even from the effects of cold water if you’re a keen surfer or swimmer. The earplugs are custom-made which means they fit your ears perfectly, providing the protection you need.
QWhat level of hearing protection do I need?
AEveryone’s needs are different. The best option is to book an appointment to come and talk to us at The Hearing Clinic where we’ll help you to find the right solution for your work or leisure pursuits.
QWhat are the types of hearing protection?
AThe options of hearing protection are as diverse as the people who wear them and the types of work and leisure pursuits that they do. Many earplugs are custom-made, others can block sound from entering your ears while others provide a more natural listening experience.
QHow do you use hearing protection properly?
AHearing protection is very easy to use. Earplugs are often custom-made so they are designed to fit your ears and your ears alone. We will always support you in using your hearing protection so you get the most out of it. The most important thing is to get into the habit of remembering to wear your hearing protection!