Berkeley Hearing Center

Compassionate, Professional, Comprehensive Hearing Health Care

2118 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704


Custom Earmolds and Earplugs

At Work and Play

Exposure to loud sounds – rock concerts, sirens or heavy machinery can take a toll on your hearing. It’s reported that approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million exposed to ototoxic chemicals (chemicals that can effect hearing). On the job hearing loss, or "Occupational Hearing Loss", is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. And we all know someone who may have gone to a few too many concerts in their past, especially here in the Bay Area! Fortunately, noise induced hearing loss is preventable.  And you don't have to sacrifice the quality the sound you hear.

Berkeley Hearing Center offers hearing protection tools like specialty custom earplugs ("Musician's Earplugs", sleep plugs, swim plugs) and sound attenuators.  Protect yourself from noise-induced hearing loss, whether at work or play, by consulting with our Audiologists.

If you would like more information on noise induced hearing loss, or how to best protect the hearing you have, contact our office today.  It's never too late...


Custom Earplugs

Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including target shooters, motorcyclists, airline pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to protect their long-term hearing.

The following noises are especially dangerous with repeat exposure: lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, pneumatic drills, rock concerts, gun shots, and jet engines, to name a few.

Though store-bought earplugs offer some protection, custom earplugs offer maximum protection and a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.

Custom earplugs are hearing protection that are usually for the canal only. Some earplugs are solid, while others allow for more sound to pass through. Specialized earplugs are available for musicians and medical professionals who still want the ability to hear most of their surroundings while protecting their hearing.

Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal, and are usually more comfortable than traditional earplugs. Custom earplugs come both with or without handles or detachable cords.

Earplugs are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. Custom solutions are also available for other types of ear protection, such as custom earplugs for swimmers.

Whatever your unique lifestyle, we have custom solutions to fit your needs. Your hearing is important. Take care to protect it for today and for the future. If you work in a high-noise environment, it's important to have regular hearing appointments to check for early indications of hearing loss. Speak with our hearing specialist today about the right solution for you.