Custom Hearing Protection

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Hearing loss isn’t easy to notice. When you’re exposed to excessive noise, damage occurs to tiny sensory cells deep inside your ear, so there’s no way to see the damage, and there is no pain. Often, the first sign is that you won’t be able to hear high-pitched sounds as well as before.

When do I need hearing/ear protection?

People should wear hearing protection if the noise or sound level at the workplace exceeds 85 decibels (A-weighted) or dBA. Hearing protection reduces the noise exposure level and the risk of hearing loss.

What is hearing loss?

Hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss refers to the total or partial inability to hear sounds. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. Hearing loss occurs when there is wear and tear on the hairs or nerve cells in the cochlea that send sound signals to the brain. When these hairs or nerve cells are damaged or missing, electrical signals aren’t transmitted as efficiently, and hearing loss occurs.

There is no cure for sensorineural hearing loss, the most common form of hearing loss. Currently, the only method of rehabilitation is amplification via hearing aids, cochlear implants, or assistive listening devices.

Hearing protection is vital in preventing hearing loss.

Why custom ear protection?
  • dB Blockers™ are fitted to each person exactly – eliminating ear pressure
  • Enhance communication in noise on the phone or in conversation
  • Allows the individual to hear warning sounds
  • SkinSoft™ hypoallergenic, non-flammable silicone blend
Which hearing protection is right for me?

Custom ear protection allows you to protect yourself in many environments. These may include:

  • Sleeping (Snoring Partner, Traffic Noise, Near Airport, Subway, Train, Buses, Restaurant, Bar, etc)
  • Vented or Non-Vented
  • Swimmers (Swimmer’s Ear)
  • First Responders (Paramedic, Fire, SAR, Law Enforcement)
  • Radio Port
  • Musicians
  • Motorcycle Riders
  • Sporting Events
  • Music Festivals
  • Bars, Clubs, Special Events Employees
  • Airplane
  • Kitchen Workers
  • Factory/Warehouse Workers
How long does a pair last?

Your custom hearing protection are designed to last around 3-5 years depending on how you care for them. Some may last longer than 5 years. This long life makes the cost of custom hearing protection one of the best value compared to other hearing protection options, in addition to superior sound quality and comfort.

I want another pair, can I reorder?

Yes, your ear impressions are generally kept for 5 years. We are able to reorder the exact same pair or any other style without the need to redo your ear impression.

Book an Appointment to have your ear impressions molded. This process takes approximately 10 minutes.

Choose your style, options, and colour.

Your ear impressions will be 3D scanned and modeled at the lab located locally in the Lower Mainland. This process typically takes 3-5 weeks.

If this is your first pair of hearing protection, it may take a few times to get used to wearing (donning) and removing (doffing) your hearing protection. We will guide you through this process when you pick up  your hearing protection. Alternatively, we may directly courier your new hearing protection.

Sleeping Ear Plugs

Snoring Partner? Traffic/Outdoor Noises? Side Sleeper?

No Problem!

Working From Home or at a Cafe?

Loud noises can be distracting and affect your work performance.

Swimmers Ear

Also known as otitis externa, occurs when the canal that joins your eardrum to the external ear becomes inflamed. This inflammation is caused by moisture, such as water and bacteria, getting trapped in the ear canal.

Bar Staff and Servers

Hearing loss in the workplace can be just as damaging in the service industry as it is in heavy industrial settings warns WorkSafeBC.

Studies show that when noise levels reach 90 decibels or higher, hearing protection actually improves your ability to hear speech.


If you’ve ever found your ears ringing after a stint on the highway, that means, without question, you are damaging your hearing. A 60mph wind will cause hearing damage within 15 minutes. At 75mph you have hearing damage at 7 minutes, and at 85mph you have hearing damage at 3 minutes without hearing protection.

Sport Shooting

Many have thought shooting only once or twice a year was not likely to cause a hearing loss. However this is quite the opposite. In reviewing cases of acute acoustical trauma from gunfire, over 40% had noticeable acoustical trauma caused by a single shot.

Ninety-two percent of all of these traumatic incidents occurred within 6 feet of the firearm. Most (83%) wore no ear protection when the traumatic episode occurred.