Hearing Protection

Exposure to noise is one of the most common causes of sensorineural hearing loss. According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 10 million adults in the U.S. under age 70 (that’s six percent) may have noise-induced hearing loss based on their hearing test results. The number could be as high as 40 million adults (24%). Don’t be a statistic. Trust the audiologists at Clifton Springs Hearing Center to help you protect your hearing.

Custom earmolds

Custom earmolds are available in full and half shell styles.  The full shell earmolds are generally worn by people that are exposed to high levels of noise. The half-shell earmolds are worn for mid-level noise. Both are custom made to fit the contours of your ears. Some may be solid while others are soft.  There’s a wide variety of styles and colors. Let Clifton Springs Hearing Centers meet your individual needs for hearing protection.

Custom earplugs

Hearing protection that is worn in the canal is referred to as earplugs. There are solid earplugs, and others allow some sound to pass through.  When earplugs are specially made to fit your ears, they sit more comfortably in the ear canal and provide a higher level of protection.

Earmolds and earplugs for special uses

Earmolds and earplugs are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. Custom solutions are also available for other hobbies and activities, such as custom earplugs for swimmers, hunters or to be worn while sleeping.
Hunters benefit from digital earplugs from Clifton Springs Hearing Centers. These earplugs amplify safe sounds while automatically blocking all sound above 95 decibels.

Custom earbuds reduce background noise and provide high-quality sound.  You hear every note perfectly without turning the sound up to damaging levels.

Anyone that spends much time in the water knows the painful inflammation from Swimmers Ear or ear infection. But did you know that recurring ear infections can cause irreversible hearing loss? Protect your ears and keep them dry with swimmers earmolds. Custom protection fits tight to keep water out.

Whatever your needs, Clifton Springs Hearing Center has just the right custom solution to protect your hearing and your ears.

Earplugs and monitors for musicians

Professional and amateur musicians have unique hearing protection needs. The sound produced by every performance or practice puts their hearing at risk of damage. But to make music, they need to hear their voice or instrument clearly. What’s a musician to do?

Turn to Clifton Springs Hearing Center for earplugs and monitors explicitly designed for the challenges faced by musicians. They have custom and stock solutions. You’ll find stock, over-the-counter solutions that can reduce sound by 20 decibels. That’s enough reduction in decibels to render the sound safe without distorting the sound.

Custom-made earplugs fit deeply in the ear canal. This style of deep-fit prevents occlusion or distortion of the musician’s voice and are very popular with musicians because of the quality of sound they allow them to hear during practices and performances. These canal-style earplugs are virtually invisible.

In-ear monitors protect ears from extremely powerful amplification systems and audiences. Musicians still clearly hear the music they make, but at safe levels and without distortion. They are a cross between headphone and earplug technology that delivers isolation and a crystal-clear listening experience all at the same time.

Our Selection of Hearing Protection Products

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.