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Hearing Protection

There are a vast array of hearing protection solutions available online as well as in-ear monitors for musicians, sleep moulds, swim mould etc. Hearbase can provide you with custom impressions of your ears so that you use with the manufacturer of your choice. The change for this service is £60.

Protect Your Ears: A Guide to Sound Levels and Hearing Safety

Decibel Level (dB) Equivalent Noise Source Safe Exposure Duration (Without Protection) Safe Exposure Duration (With Custom Molded Hearing Protection)
30 dB Quiet library N/A (No known harmful effects) N/A (No known harmful effects)
60 dB Normal conversation N/A (No known harmful effects) N/A (No known harmful effects)
85 dB Heavy city traffic Up to 8 hours Up to 8 hours
90 dB Lawnmower Up to 2 hours Up to 8 hours
100 dB Chainsaw Up to 15 minutes Up to 2 hours
110 dB Rock concert Up to 1 minute Up to 15 minutes
120 dB Jet engine takeoff Up to a few seconds Up to 1 minute

What is the difference between custom-made and generic earplugs?

Custom-made earplugs are moulded to fit your unique ear canal shape, providing a secure and comfortable fit. Generic earplugs, on the other hand, come in standard sizes and shapes and may not fit everyone’s ears perfectly. Additionally, depending on the type of custom-made earplugs, there may be additional features such as filters on musician’s earplugs that allow for the preservation of sound quality while reducing overall volume levels.

Can custom-made earplugs protect against loud noise-induced hearing loss?

Yes, custom-made earplugs can provide effective protection against noise-induced hearing loss, many are designed specifically for this purpose. The level of protection will depend on the type of earplug, the quality of the impression, and the level of noise exposure.

Are custom-made earplugs comfortable to wear?

Custom-made earplugs are designed to fit perfectly in your ear canal, providing maximum comfort and a secure fit. They are generally made from soft, hypoallergenic materials that are safe and comfortable to wear for extended periods.

25+ years of quality ear care

Hearbase has a proven track record of satisfied customers. Don't just take our word for it – hear what our clients have to say in their testimonials. Trust us to deliver the best care for your hearing health.


"Very thorough testing of both myself and my husband. Excellent information and assistance received from the audiologist and full explanations of the options available to us regarding future treatment."

Jayne Camp

"I have had to have wax removed from my ears on a regular basis for more that fifty years and I have to say Hearbase did it better than any other time I can remember. A great job - thank you."

Guy Topham

"Excellent hearing centre on every level, from reception through to the consultations themselves, and beyond… The team is warm, friendly and always happy to help, often going well beyond the call of duty to accommodate their customers. Highly recommended!"

Jon Canning