Noise is unwanted sound —barking dogs, loud music, passing traffic, lawn mowers, industrial noise. Studies show that over 40 percent of Australians are disturbed at home or lose sleep because of noise pollution. Everyone reacts differently to noise. What can be unbearable for one person may pass almost unnoticed by another. How annoyed we become depends on the
loudness, time, place and frequency of noise. Distinct features of noise, such as screeches or rumbles, are also important.
Noise is measured on the decibel scale. Noise levels, referred to as decibels on the (A) scale (written as dB(A)) are a good indicator of people’s response to noise. State government regulations state that our maximum daily noise dose should be no more than the equivalent of 85dB(A) for eight hours a day. Permanent hearing damage is likely to occur if this daily dose is exceeded repeatedly. Prolonged exposure to noise levels above 85dB(A) can damage inner ear cells and lead to hearing loss. At first, hearing loss is usually temporary and recovery takes place over a few days. After further exposure, a person may not fully recover their initial level of hearing — irreversible damage will have been done, causing deafness. The extent of deafness depends on the degree of exposure and individual susceptibility. Even brief exposure to very high levels of 130dB(A) or more can cause instant, irreversible hearing damage.
Taking precaution can prevent hearing loss. We make personalized earplugs, whether it is for industrial noise, hunting, shooting or swimming.
Custom made ear protection plugs are the best solutions if you are serious about protecting your hearing:
• They are easy to insert and remove and because they are custom made to fit your ear , they are also comfortable
• The materials we use are durable and long lasting
• There are no occlusion effects
• Conversations are still audible because the noise is simply reduced, not blocked.
Water Protection Earplug is ideal for swimmers and surfers, this plug helps prevent ear infections and keeps water out of the ears while in the pool or ocean. Although it is not for divers, this earplug is perfect for anyone with a history of ear infections or a ruptured eardrum, who still
wants to enjoy water.
Musician Plug, suitable for anyone who enjoys listening to or playing music. This plus is also very popular with dentist and dentist workers; best choice for anyone who needs to hear accurately. An impression of the ear is needed; this can be done by our hearing professionals. The musician plugs come standard with colour marking for left and right ear and personal initial if required.
Personalized Mobile Phone & Ipod Ear Plug: This type of mould attached to the earphones provided with portable Ipod, MP3, Cd player as well as mobile phones and portable hands-free communication line. The earphone is pressure fit into the mould and provides increased comfort and directionality of sound, cuts out background noise as compared with the standard Head-Phone normally supplied with device. Personal initial available if required. An impression of the ear is needed; this can be done by our hearing professionals.
Audiometric testing is conducted to the Australian Standard AS/NZS1269.4:2005 in a Sound booth using the latest in computer based audiometric software with calibrated equipment. Reports from our testing can be provided to the employee and/or employer on the same day as the testing is performed. All audiometric testing is undertaken by qualified hearing professional.