Ear protection resource 01/10/2010
Ear security information and resources
Good ear and hearing protection should not be taken light heartedly. Although it is generally preceived that hearing aids can be used to help substitute hearing loss, it is important to take note that once permanant hearing damage has been made, it cannot really be cured.
Good ear maintenance is something that individuals of all ages should be made to apply. The most frustrating part is, it is not that awkward to actually do! All you truly need to do is make sure you make an effort when listening to music, to do so sensibly by having the sound level set to an acceptable level and only to listen to the music for reasonable time periods of time. Likewise if you work within an environment where you are subjugated to loud sounds, it is really your employers obligation to make sure that they provide sufficient hearing protection for you at work. This is actually a legal requirement and therefore not open to negotiation.For professional instrumentalists and individuals who happen to work within recording studios, it does not have to be a trade off between being able to listen to satisfactory quality sounds and spike protection, as there are quite a few sophisticated products on the market nowadays that will allow you to hear the true sounds being performed without compromising the performance. Actually if you observe many rock ( if not all ) bands, they actually make use of custom made ear plugs. Although more expensive than your conventional earplugs they do obviously provide a lot more better sound exposure and at the same time, actually look after your ears.
Nonetheless for the majority of us we can actually make use with an off the shelf pair of earplugs that can be purchased from your local pharmacist, or even market stall. Ear protection can actually be done for relatively inexpensive and even free by making use of cotton wool buds or even still by stop listening to the music or switching off the equipment!
One of the important senses is hearing, without the sense of listening, communication may be restrained or impaired. You won’t be able to value the beauty of music or watch a great movie because you won’t be able to hear anything.
Trying to detect what is considered a endurable period of time or sound level off course has to be noted. For example it maybe that the type of music you like to listen to can be endured for lengthier periods of time than others. Also as the sound level is calculated in decibels (DB), this is a very important, as it is a tool used to assertian the danger of any particular sound or noise. Actually there are many on-line guides that can help you picture the type of sound tolerance you can be exposed to. For example I was somewhat surprised to learn that even the ordinary piano should not be played for long periods of time as this can also effect your hearing.
Likewise, if you take part in sports, such as diving, shooting or motor racing, it is essential to also make use of ear protection products, which will either be a pair of ear plugs or ear muffs. For bathers it is not uncommon to actually contract swimmers ear. A kind of sensitive and irritating condition that luckily can easily be healed. All The Same prevention is always better and thus it is recommended to wear a pair of airtight earplugs. The only ones that I really know that fit this bill are the those made out of silicone. These come in 2 formats, one is premolded and the other is like a 'blob' of silicone polymer putty that can be worked to the shape of your ear canal. Luckily these are cheap and can be purchased from most shops or even on-line these days.
You can also make use of these ear plugs for shooting although in my experience, shooters actually favour a custom made solution.It is very important to take good care of your ears because when hearing loss is caused by prolonged and frequent exposure to noise, it is already irreversible. This means that you can’t get your hearing back.
Good thing, there are ways on how to protect the spikes of motorcyclists and that would be through motorcycle ear plugs. If you would be checking out stores, you would see various designs of these plugs and there are actually a lot of these plugs made especially for motorcyclists.
Thankfully with the advent of new technology, we all can take advantage of devices to help protect our hearing at affortable prices For example today you can buy ear plugs that will help reduce the back ground sound levels without blocking out the key sounds. These type of earplugs are in general custom made and quite pricey however they offer the best fitting and last a very long time. They are ideal for both musicians and anyone searching for a sleeping aid due to the optimal comfort they offer. To order a pair you will need to have a mold taken of your ear although this is neither painful or time consuming and would normally be carried out by a hearing specialist.
For a more comprehensive range the easiest thing to do is go online. You shuld be able to pick up earplugs for much cheaper online as the competition is greater as well as the administration required to run an online business tends to be less that runnning a high street store. Also buying online is actually quite safe as most payment providers offer some form of protection for a given period of time. A good buying tip would be to buy any items online on a credit card as many credit card companies offer extended protection.