Our ears are the gateway to speech, music and the sounds of nature but they also bring damaging noise into our lives and can cause us pain and problems. Hearing loss increases with age and is caused by everyday things like lawn mowers, road construction, and even loud TV or radio broadcasts — all as the various parts of the ear become less responsive. Further, ear infections that inflame the middle ear because of bacteria from fluid build-up behind the eardrum can not only be painful but also present other complications. Our clinic is dedicated to helping you find the exact problem you have and then crafting a solution.
The research at the government-funded National Institutes of Health and other public-private and university programs is constantly yielding new insight into these age-old problems. New technology and tools are also always in development. Our commitment to you is to keep you in-the-know about the latest developments in all of the ear-related health areas. Once you feel you’ve learned what you can here, our specialists would love to meet with you and listen to your unique symptoms.
When you are shopping for earplugs, earbuds, or swim molds, you’ll need a comfortable and secure fit that offers maximum hearing protection. Custom earmolds that are designed to fit the unique contours of your ears are the ideal solution.
At SoundLogic we fit our patients with an array of Westone® hearing protection devices. Whether you are looking to protect your hearing while hunting, protect your ears while swimming, or drown out the sound of an airplane or snoring spouse we have the solution for you! Two of our most popular styles are featured below.
The Hunter Passive earmolds are perfect for hunting environments where a low number of shots are fired and other impulsive noise environments. It utilizes small orifice non-linear acoustic filters, and a low NRR of 4 allows for awareness of game and tracking dogs, as well as easier communication with hunting/shooting partners.
AquaNots prevent moisture from entering the ear canal. They are optimal for swimming, watersports, and showing to prevent infection.
Custom earmolds are made specifically for your ears. An audiologist will use a silicone substance to make impressions of your ear canal and outer ear, these impressions are then sent to an outside lab, where the earmolds are created. The resulting earmolds are made of silicone or acrylic and are custom made to the shape of your ear and ear canal. Because everyone’s ears are a different size and shape, custom earmolds offer the best fit.
These molds can be used to make custom devices for different activities and professions (e.g., stethoscopes for medical staff, headphones for pilots, earpieces for musicians or newscasters, etc.) They can benefit anyone who is exposed to loud sounds or has need for in-ear monitors. Continue reading for more information on specific custom hearing protection products available through SoundLogic and Westone.
AquaNot Swim Molds – designed for surface or shallow water swimming. **Swim molds are not for use with diving.
Motorsport – Designed primarily for motorcyclist to wear under a helmet to help eliminate wind noise.
Sleep Plugs – Designed to promote comfortable and uninterrupted. Great for shift workers and credited with saving many a relationship!
Musicians and concert-goers can benefit from custom hi-fidelity earplugs that reduce volume without distorting sound. Hi-fidelity earplugs let in the full range of sound, unlike normal earplugs, which tend to cut off high-frequency sounds. Interchangeable attenuators for varying decibel levels are usually included.
Westone® is very well known for their digital, professional musician products. The E Series line is great for music ministers and their musicians. View a complete line of professional musician products at website.
Hunters and law enforcement officials can protect their hearing by using electronic earplugs. These hunter’s plugs include an acoustic filter that softens loud noises and amplifies quiet sounds. When struck by a sound pressure wave (such as a gunshot or explosion), a valve closes automatically.