Hearing Protection

Exposure to noise is one of the most common causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Noise damages the hair cells in the cochlea, and once damaged, the cells critical to hearing cannot be restored. The result is permanent hearing loss. ENT Specialists provides a wide array of custom hearing protection solutions for hunters, musicians, woodworkers and others exposed to noise at work or leisure.

Custom earmolds

ENT Specialists offers a variety of custom earmolds in many different colors and types. Solid, full shell earmolds are worn for protection from high-level noise like gunfire, while half-shell earmolds are appropriate for protection from lesser levels of noise. Talk to the doctors at ENT Specialists about your individual needs for the right protection. Our custom earmolds will fit securely and comfortably, unlike off-the-shelf earmolds.

Custom earplugs

Some styles of hearing protection are worn in the ear canal. These are called earplugs. Like custom earmolds, custom earplugs are made to fit the unique contours of your ear canal. These are fitted with small handles or cords that make insertion and removal easy. There are styles that allow some sound to pass through, and others that block sound completely.
In addition to noise protection, custom earplugs can be worn by water sports enthusiasts to protect the inner and middle ear from exposure to water.

Hearing protection and monitors for musicians

Professional and amateur musicians, music teachers and others that work in the music industry have unique hearing protection needs. It’s important to protect against the prolonged exposure to sound from instruments as well as amplified voices and music. However, standard hearing protection distorts or muffles sound-making playing, performing, teaching or working with music difficult.

Specialized musicians’ earplugs reduce the decibel exposure without distortion of sound. They allow you to hear the music without significant alteration of the sound.

In-ear monitors replace the need for large, bulky floor wedges that deliver sound unevenly and at damaging levels. Custom in-ear monitors allow you to hear the mix you want while suppressing ambient noise.

Hearing protection for hunters

Hearing protection for hunters provides the option for a filter that closes during gunfire to protect the ears but stays open all other times, so you hear ambient noise. Other models amplify ambient noise while suppressing the sound of gunfire.

Hearing protection for watersports

Custom earplugs keep out water to prevent swimmer’s ear while custom earmolds prevent exposure to water and wind that result in surfer’s ear.

Hearing protection for sleep

If you travel extensively or work irregular hours, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. Custom earplugs fit comfortably while suppressing noise to provide the quiet you need to get to sleep and stay asleep.

Hearing protection for motorsports

Don’t let your hearing protection interfere with your helmet fit. Custom solutions fit in the ear canal to protect against wind noise without interfering with the fit of your helmet.

Hearing Loss Prevention Products We Offer Include:

Hunting Ear Plugs


Hunting, shooting and sudden noise. A filter instantaneously closes when damaging noise levels are reached. Allows essentially normal hearing at all other times.

Music Hearing Plugs


Ideal for performing musicians and concert-goers. Also great for flight attendants, bartenders, waiters, dental professionals. Allows wearer to hear sounds accurately, but at reduced levels. Three filter options available: 9dB, 15dB or 25dB.

Swim Plugs


For swimming and showering – and they FLOAT! Also provide superb noise reduction.

Sleep Plugs


Offers comfortable and uninterrupted rest. Also great for shift workers with non-traditional hours.

Motorsport Plugs


Designed with a hollow canal for under helmet use to reduce wind buffeting.

Surfer Plugs


Designed to prevent surfer’s ear and swimmer’s ear caused by exposure to cold water and wind. The floatable material is molded with a sealed membrane spanning the sound bore that keeps cold water and air out of the ear canal, but allows for conversation and hearing while in the ear.

Occupational Plugs


Ideal for high-noise industrial environments.

Custom Ear Buds


For use with any bud/button style earphones.

DefendEar 1

DefendEar 1:

Amplification for situational awareness, as well as noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.

DefendEar 2

DefendEar 2:

Offers two modes, game, which is optimized for intermittent shots, and clay mode, which is optimized for continued shots.

DefendEar Hunter

DefendEar Hunter:

Offers standard digital features and provides protection in windy environments.