Custom Earplugs

There are various situations and lifestyles that need hearing protection. Some workplaces, concerts, and even simple daily activities need a certain degree of hearing protection.

About Custom Earplugs

Long and repeated exposure to sound above 85 dBA can damage your hearing. Custom earplugs reduce the noise exposure level and the risk of hearing loss. Wearing hearing protection at all times when exposed to loud noise maximizes their effectiveness. If they are only worn part time, or if the protectors do not fit properly, the effectiveness is greatly reduced.

The earplugs you buy from a pharmacy may not be suitable for some people who have more sensitive hearing, small or large ear canals or any ear that has an unusual shape due to birth trauma or surgery. By contrast, a custom molded set will fit comfortably into your ears. Some of the benefits of custom earplugs include:

  • Soft and comfortable
  • Waterproof
  • Helps protect you from ear infections
  • Helps prevent hearing loss and damage
  • They last a long time

Your choice of custom earplugs can be influenced by several factors including noise level, environment, and comfort. Custom noise protectors yield the best results for reducing noise levels. Our hearing professional are trained to customize hearing protection for their clients. The process involves taking an impression of your ear to make a unique mold that fits your ear perfectly.

Contact your local Helix Hearing Care clinic to request an appointment to get fitted for your custom earplugs.

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Swimming Earplugs
Swimming plugs are a great option for sport or leisure swimmers to protect their ears. When you are swimming there is a possibility that different bacteria in the water can be entering your ear. This can lead to an itchy, painful, and potentially serious infection known as swimmer's ear. If you think you are experiencing swimmer's ear it is recommended to visit your doctor. Custom earplugs can help you avoid infections in your ear.


Here are some of the benefits of our earplugs for swimming:

  • They are soft and comfortable
  • When used correctly, they completely seal and keep water out
  • They can be floatable
  • They can also come in bright and vibrant colours

Shooting Earplugs
If you partake in going to shooting ranges, clay shooting or hunting, you should be aware that these activities have a high potential of damaging your hearing. The average decibel level for a gunshot is between 150 and 165 dBA, which is well above the safest level of sound for noise.

Custom earplugs are the ideal solution to protect your hearing from gunshots, while helping you hear and communicate in the woods or on the range for safety purposes.
Earplugs for Sleeping
Do you work a night shift and have trouble sleeping during the day because of the noise the world makes? Does your partner snore very loudly? Are you a very light sleeper that gets disturbed by slight sounds?

Noise prevents thousands of Canadian each night from falling and staying asleep. To help reduce the amount of noise as you go to sleep, you can get your own pair of custom earplugs, so you can get the quality of sleep you deserve.

Here are some of the benefits of our earplugs for sleeping:

  • They're made of soft silicone to fit comfortably in your ear
  • They relieve you from sounds that can disturb or prevent your sleep
  • Better quality sleep lowers stress, high blood pressure, and more

Noise Earplugs
These earplugs can help protect your hearing from the noise of power tools, engines, and other industrial machines. It allows you to hear conversations and alarms to permit communication on-site, in the shop or on the factory floor.

If you are around a noisy environment of 85 dBA or higher it is recommended to wear hearing protection.
Musician Earplugs
Musician earplugs are designed for musicians as well as people who like to listen to music at concerts.

Research has shown that enjoying music at a live concert or through loudspeakers can have irreversible effects on your hearing. The safest level of sound for noise exposure is less than 70 dBA. Anything above 85 dBA may require hearing protection, to avoid potential hearing loss. The average sound level at a concert is around 120-129 dBA.

Custom earplugs can protect the musician's or listener's ears from long exposure to loud music, while still allowing you to hear the sound and frequency of the music at a safe and comfortable level. Interchangeable filters are available for varying levels of sound attenuation to suit individual needs.


Motorcycle Hearing Protection
The custom earplugs dampen harmful and tiring noises. They still allow you to hear traffic, and your communication system perfectly.

The safest level of sound for noise exposure is less than 70 dBA. Anything above 85 dBA may require hearing protection, to avoid potential hearing loss. Some motorcycle exhaust systems can emit noise as high as 80 dBA, it can exceed 100 dBA when the engine is revved, and airflow around a biker helmet can reach 110 dBA.

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Earplugs

Do I Need Hearing Protection?
The safest level of sound for noise exposure is less than 70 dBA. Anything above 85 dBA may need hearing protection, to avoid potential hearing loss over time. The pain threshold is 120 decibels, but everyday noises over 85 dB can still impair your hearing health.

What Are They Made From?
Our custom earplugs are made using medical grade silicone material, and are available in a wide variety of colours, whether you want them to blend in or stand out, so it is easier to find them. The silicone is washable, waterproof, and is more durable than plastic.

Are They Returnable?
Since the earplugs are custom made to fit your ear, they are not returnable.

What Are The Next Steps?
At the appointment, our clinician will take an impression of your ear which will take around 15 minutes. They will send the impressions to the manufacturer to make the earplugs. The turnaround time is roughly two weeks after the date of your appointment. Once the earplugs are ready to be picked up our clinic will give you a call.