Musicians ear plugs

 Why should you protect your hearing?

Wearing Musicians Ear Plugs while practising, performing and listening to music will protect your hearing from the effects of over exposure to loud sound throughout your life.

Any loud sounds can cause irreversible damage, so protecting your hearing, as well as the need for communication, is essential in any noisy environment.

Repeated exposure to loud noise can result in permanent hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Musicians custom ear plugsWhy you should get custom earplugs

  • Each ear is unique so having a custom-made mould of each ear gives you the ultimate fit for ear comfort and noise isolation.
  • Many musicians say they hear their own instruments better, as well as the balance with instruments around them.  To see what others have said click here
  • They also reduce sound levels evenly so that music and speech are clear and natural, not muffled as with other off-the-shelf earplugs.
  • Made in soft durable silicon they are produced in clear as standard.
  • Each set comes with a carry case, wax cleaning pick and Otoferm cream.

There are a selection of colours to choose from, we can also personalise with your initials or logo.  Detachable neck cords (lanyards) are also available.

Why do we use Etymótic Filters?

These were developed for musicians.  By incorporating a unique flat attenuating filter the ER custom moulded plug is tuned to provide a predefined reduction in ambient noise by 9, 15 or 25dB(A), whilst maintaining clarity. This means you can hear your own instrument and the blend with others.

How can you get a pair?

Simply contact us to arrange an appointment, either by calling 020 8455 6361 or book an appointment here.

One of our trained audiologists will take your unique ear impressions which is completely painless and can be done in a matter of minutes.

You may be eligible for the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme click here for info

These impressions will then be used to develop plugs which are individually crafted to fit the precise size and shape of your ear. This ensures a very comfortable fit and most importantly, the appropriate level of protection.  The impressions are then stored in our laboratory for 4 years making any future ear protection you may require easy to order.

When did you last have your hearing tested?

Early intervention can help any hearing deterioration so why not have you hearing tested at the same time.

Custom Musicians ear plugs FAQ’s

How should they fit?

Earmoulds should fit snugly but comfortably.  It’s advisable to use a lubricant to ease insertion.

How do you keep them clean?

Filter buttons should be kept dry.  If dust or dirt accumulates remove it gently with a cloth or small soft brush.

Moulds should be removed from the filter, then wash the mould with water and mild soap.  Dry out naturally before reinserting filter.

You can use a cleaning swab to clean the moulds.  Audio-Wipes are useful if you experience itchy ears when wearing ear moulds.

How long will they last?

Musicians Earplugs are designed to last for many years but if you use them regularly it is advisable to have new moulds every 2-3 years.

What if there’s a group of you? 

If you have a large number of people requiring custom plugs we can visit you on-site.  We also regularly do talks and presentations on all aspects of hearing loss and protection.

Do you need instant protection?

The ER20-s is a cost effective temporary solution.  A ready to use, one-size-fits-all earplug that closely replicates the ear’s natural frequency response. The earplugs reduce sound levels by 16dB while minimising high frequency roll-off providing high fidelity hearing protection.

ER20-s are provided with a carry case, neck cord and instructions.  Conventional foam and wax plugs generally produce 10 – 20 dB of extra high end reduction than in mid and low frequencies. This bias distorts the sound and disrupts the fidelity making voices and music sound unclear and unnatural.

What Makes Musicians Earplugs High Fidelity?

The buttons have a diaphragm which functions as an acoustic compliance, while the volume of air in the sound bore of the custom ear mould acts as an acoustic mass.  The combination of the two produces a resonance at approximately 2700 Hz (as in the normal ear), which results in smooth, flat attenuation.

ER-9 – Recommended for light noise exposure and acoustic musicians providing and average of 9dB protection.

ER-15 Provides uniform 15-dB sound reduction across frequencies

ER-25 Provides 25-Db relatively flat sound reduction across frequencies

What is Etymótic Research? 

Pronounced “Et-im-oh-tik” means true to the ear

President of Etymótic Research Dr. Mead Killion participated in a noise study for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over 20 years ago and went on to develop custom high-fidelity Musician’s earplugs.  They are still the highest fidelity of any earplugs available.

North London HearingAll our staff are highly skilled audiological practitioners who are trained in healthcare provision.  As we are registered with the Health Professions Council, we can accept self-referrals, or referrals direct from your GP or from Ear, Nose and Throat specialists across the UK.  Established for 25 years, we are part of the Harley Street Hearing Group, London's leading independent hearing clinics, and are North London's only Lyric Centre. 

So whether you want advice on hearing loss or protection call 020 8455 6361 or click here to email us.