Musician Monitors and Custom Earbuds
These precision in-ear monitors will be music to your ears at every performance, every time.
To perform your best, you need to hear your best. Stage performers are routinely exposed to hearing damage both from amplifiers and the ear monitors that must be turned up to potentially harmful levels just so that they can be heard above the music. Inside-the-ear musician’s monitors replace traditional wedge-shaped monitors with precise, isolated sound delivered directly to you, so that you can stay in tune and perform your best.
Today’s professional musicians know that the superior fit and sound quality of in-ear monitors provide clearer sound and effective sound monitoring at much lower volume levels. This means you can hear and perform your best while protecting your hearing from the prolonged exposure to loudspeakers and from damage to your hearing — one of your most precious resources as a musician.
Our custom-molded in-ear monitors are fit into medical-grade silicone earmolds that are comfortable for extended periods of wear and that form a superior acoustic seal to give you just the sound you need. Precision drivers, integrated crossovers, and discreet cable connections make these professional-quality audio monitors second to none in terms of sonic quality, all in a package that is unobtrusive and will never stand between you and a great performance.
Are Custom Earbuds Better Than Headphones?
Media and music are more accessible than ever, making earbuds and headphones essential. With the rise in technology, it’s no surprise that there’s a rise in hearing loss. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 13 percent of Americans ages 12 years or older have hearing loss in both ears.
Benefits of Custom Earbuds
Listen and Learn: Think about when you turn up your headphones. It’s probably during your favorite song, or to block out background noise. This common theme is what really hurts your hearing. With custom earbuds, you don’t have to worry about that annoying background noise; their secure, custom fit allows you to hear what you want to and not what you don’t. Noise-canceling headphones are also a good option.
Plus, you can pick the colors of your technology, which adds to their appeal!
How to Protect Your Hearing When Using Earbuds
There are other ways to reduce the effects of loud music on your hearing.
- Be conscious of your volume — most listening devices allow you to set a warning when you’ve turned up the volume to a possibly harmful level.
- Be conscious of how long you’re listening to your music and at what volume.
- Don’t believe the myth that certain music is more damaging than others; it’s all the same. What really matters is the decibel level and the length of time you listen.
- Try the 60/60 rule — listening to your headphones or earbuds at 60% volume for 60 minutes at a time.
Love live music? Consider getting custom earplugs, which are customized for optimal fit and function by us for you!
Custom Hearing Protection
Why Hearing Protection Is So Important
Hearing loss happens for many reasons, one of the most common being exposure to loud noise (noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL). Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (the sound of an idling bulldozer) can cause permanent, irreparable hearing loss. To give you perspective, hearing professionals consider exposure to loud music, either live or through headphones, to be particularly dangerous with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 decibels (dB). This is where hearing protection, like earplugs, comes in.
While hearing loss is irreversible, that doesn’t mean it’s not preventable. Knowledge, hearing protection, and prevention can help keep your hearing healthy and you happy!
Custom Hearing Protection Products
For Riders, Rockers, Shooters, and Everyone in Between
NIHL happens in all situations from concerts to recreational sports, from your work environment to your personal life. The best kind of hearing protection plan for you will depend on your lifestyle. There are different styles of hearing protection depending on what you need. We offer protection for:
• Hunters and shooters
• Concert and sporting event enthusiasts
• Listening to music through your personal player
Custom vs. Generic Products
Custom-molded earplugs offer a degree of comfort and sound protection that you will not find in generic earplugs.
Benefits of custom protection:
- A custom mold helps ensure your hearing protection stays in place and offers a secure fit.
- They are designed to retain accurate frequency response, so you’ll hear the full range of sounds — just at a reduced volume.
- They are vented to allow sound to pass both ways, which means the sound of your voice won’t reverberate inside of your ears like it does with most earplugs.
- You get specific, measurable protection with precision-engineered filters that offer the most natural sound available, clear and unmuffled.
- Custom molded from medical-grade silicone, these plugs can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort.
- Several models offer replaceable sound filters so that you can select the level of sound protection you need for the situation with 10, 15, 17, 20, 26, or 27 dB sound reduction.
Make an appointment with us to learn how our comfortable, effective hearing protection can not only help safeguard your hearing but can also enhance your auditory experience.
Captioned Phones: They Say It All
A captioned telephone is a phone that has a built-in screen to display what the person on the other line is saying in text.
Benefits of Captioned Phones
- Never miss a word! Spend more time focusing on the conversation rather than trying to interpret what’s being said.
- Most phones are free (see below for more information on how to get yours).
- They’re perfect for hearing aid users!
CaptionCall is a free assistive technology service that helps with landline phone conversations by clearly displaying the spoken words of the individual you’re talking to — instantly. Not only does CaptionCall allow you to catch every word of your conversation, but it provides a clear advantage to those who prefer to use landlines while wearing hearing aids.
- Easy to use — CaptionCall works like a regular phone
- Large text — 7-inch screen with adjustable text sizes for easy reading
- SilkScroll™ captions — smooth-scrolling captions for easy reading
- Location flexibility — uses a wired or wireless internet connection
- Customizable audio — easily adjust ringer and handset volume
- Voice mail — caption your answering machine messages
- Hearing aid compatible — eliminates feedback and provides a telecoil option
*Phone and service fees can be waived if a qualified hearing care professional signs a certification form detailing your hearing loss. Call us today to see if you qualify for this free service.
How CaptionCall Works
A friend or family member calls your CaptionCall phone through your landline phone number, and you speak to one another normally. If you need captions, press the “Captions on” button on the phone and the caller’s voice will connect to the CaptionCall service, where a communications assistant converts the caller’s words to text using a voice-recognition technology. The words then display over the 7-inch screen for you to read while you’re talking — just in case you miss a word or two.
How to Get It
The CaptionCall services and phone are free if a qualified hearing care professional signs a certification form that details your hearing loss and your need for a captioned telephone service. High-speed internet and a landline telephone are both required to use the service.
If CaptionCall sounds like a technology that would be useful for you, please contact our office for more information.
Utilizing Bluetooth® technology to hear better in difficult listening situations.
Working on the same principle as FM systems, they instead use infrared light to transmit sound.
Alerting devices hook up to telephones, alarm clocks, doorbells, and other electronic devices.
Power Adaptors & Cords
These add versatility by allowing direct input from various audio sources.
FM systems rely on radio signals to transmit amplified sounds directly to your hearing aid.
Personal amplifiers are essentially small FM systems used in smaller, more intimate settings.
Getting Started is Easy
Free Phone Consultation
We can answer many simpler questions over the phone.
Call us or send us an email to schedule an appointment.
Meet the Doctor!
Call our office and schedule a time for a free hearing screening.
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a professional who specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation
Audiologists work with patients of all ages, treating infants, children
- Fitting and dispensing hearing aids
- Administering hearing and balance tests
- Assessing candidacy for and programming implantable hearing devices (e.g., cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, etc.)
- Counseling patients and their families on communication strategies
- Designing and implementing hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screenings
- Providing aural rehabilitation programs
- Performing ear-related surgical
All in all, audiologists are the most qualified individuals to help you manage your hearing loss or balance disorder, and they provide an unparalleled breadth of care.
Schedule your hearing evaluation today.