Custom Ear Plugs and In-Ear Monitors
Why get Custom Earplugs
Custom made earplugs take the shape of your ear, are often more comfortable than universal fit earplugs and stay in your ears better. People with either very narrow ear canals or wider ear canals often get a more comfortable fit and better sound attenuation (sound reduction) with custom earplugs.
How are custom earplugs made?
We make ear impressions by putting a silicon-based material down into your ear canal. After 5 minutes the impression material goes hard and we take it out of your ears. We send this impression off to the manufacturer and they make the custom earplugs for you. Once the are sent back to us, you can either pick them up from the clinic or we will courier them to you.
Options for your earplugs
Earplugs come in a clear colour as standard. Most earplugs can come in the colour of your choice, you can even get glitter in your earplugs if you like. Colours cost $10 extra per plug.
Your appointment and time until your recieve your earplugs
Your appointment will take 15-30 minutes, during that time we will discuss your needs, choose the best earplugs for you and make impressions of your ears. The impressions appointment costs $50 and is needed for all custom earplugs.
Your earplugs will take up to 2 weeks to be made and we will get in contact with you once they are back. You can choose whether you pick them up from the clinic or we can we courier them to you.
Custom Earplugs for Sound Protection
Sleep Custom Ear Plugs
Sleep plugs reduce the level of sounds including snoring or outside sounds while sleeping.
They fit nicely into your canal so they are comfortable to lie on.
Sleep plugs cost $200 per pair (plus $50 for the impression appointment).
Proplugs have a filter which can be changed to attenuate (reduce) different levels of sound.
Filters available include the following attenuation levels:
- 10 dB – singers and acoustic performers – a subtle.
- 15 dB – vocalists, orchestral and acoustic musicians.
- 17 dB – Best suits amplified musicians, DJ’s, vocalists, sound engineers, clubbers and gig-goers (more attenuation in the higher frequencies).
- 20 dB – some drummers, motorsport and industrial uses.
- 26 dB – as well as by sound engineers, amplified musicians, drummers and venue staff.
- 27 dB – Used in extreme industrial environments and motorsports.
- 31 dB – Tested to the AS/NZS 1270 standards as Class 5. Used in extreme industrial environments.
- Pro Impulse – The filter gives a constant noise reduction of approximately 15dB; this increases to a maximum of 33dB when in response to a sudden loud noise.
Musician Custom Ear Plugs
Musicians earplugs are designed to attenuate (reduce sound) across all frequencies equally. This is important for musicians who need to hear the fine detail of the music.
The earplugs have different levels of attenuation (sound dampening): Low level (10 dB) – often used by singers; Medium level (15 dB or 17 dB) – often used by general band players (ie guitar, bass); High-level attenuation (26 dB) – often used by drummers. The level of attenuation can be interchanged by swapping the filters around.
Pro-series musician earplugs – $299 per pair and includes one set of attenuation filters (of your choice). Extra filters can be purchased separately and cost – $45 each ($90 for a set).
Other Custom Ear Plugs
Custom noise plugs (full concha – filling your whole ear) – $200 per pair;
GSP-1 Electronic Ear Plugs for shooting – $695 per pair;
GSP-15 Electronic Ear Plugs for shooting (and other noise) – $725 per pair;
HD-15 Electronic Ear Plugs for blast and industrial noise – $725 per pair;
MP-9/15 Electronic Ear Plugs for musicians – $725 per pair.
Custom Earplug for Water Protection
Swim Custom Ear Plugs
Swim plugs float (red /blue coloured as standard) or they can come in a variety of non-floatable colours.
All swim plugs cost $200 per pair
(plus $50 for the impression appointment)
Custom ear plugs for those with grommets
Custom ear plugs are used for children or adults who have grommets, they stop water from getting into the middle ear space through the grommet the ear plugs stop pain and infection while swimming and in the bath or shower.
Exostoses (Surfers ear)
Also for adults who have surfers ear (exostoses). Exostoses are bone growths in the ear canal that occur from spending a lot of time in cold water. These are very common in New Zealanders. The ear plugs stop the cold water getting into the ear canal and stops the exostoses increasing in size.
Advice on hearing protection and conservation.
We provide baseline hearing testing and custom ear plugs as required. This includes a baseline hearing assessment and impressions for custom hearing protection.