Today, noise-induced hearing loss is almost entirely preventable. But many people don’t realise that while enjoying their hobbies, for example riding a motorbike, playing in a band or listening to music, they can potentially be causing permanent damage to their hearing.
We can provide custom swim plugs for children and adults to keep ears dry and reduce the risk of painful and unpleasant ear infections while swimming or on holiday. Custom sleep plugs, which are comfortable to wear and especially designed for you to sleep with, can be provided to eliminate or reduce the sound of snoring or other external noises. And we can provide noise protection plugs to help protect your hearing in a wide variety of work environments.
In-ear tips and customised moulds
We can also provide in-ear tips for ear monitors, for example for sound engineers, recording artists and motorsport helmets. Please bring your monitors with you when you come to your appointment so that they can be built into your custom plugs. If you struggle with wearing in-ear headphones, e.g. airpods, because they don’t fit the size or shape of your ear canal, we can make custom impressions to fit your existing devices.
Bespoke custom devices to protect your hearing
Our swim plugs are individually designed to stop water getting into your ear canal, reducing the risk of ear infections. Swim plugs can be particularly beneficial to anyone who has recurrent ear infections, grommets and T-tubes, has a perforation of the eardrum, or has a skin condition that affects their ears, e.g. eczema or psoriasis. They can also help reduce ear infections in children who swim regularly at home or while on holiday and are prone to outer ear infections.
Plugs for work environments
Bespoke noise protection plugs
About your appointment at Kent Hearing
Once your plugs or devices have been received, we will then ask you to come back in for your fitting. Dr Carling will make sure that your devices fit and work as they should, and that you find them comfortable. We will discuss how they should be maintained and cleaned with you and answer any questions that you may have.
Custom devices and medical hearing loss
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Did you know?
- There are many everyday sounds and noises that are loud enough to have a negative impact on our hearing and can potentially cause hearing loss. Spin or fitness classes, some children’s toys, cinemas, hand dryers, concerts and sporting events are just a few to consider.
- Custom swim plugs and other devices now come in many different designs and colours so there is something to suits most tastes and styles!
- Today’s custom swim plugs float, so they are easy to find should they accidentally come out while you are in the water!
- If you play in either a band or an orchestra the noise levels are much higher than you think. Specialised musician’s plugs help to maintain the quality of music while reducing the overall loudness
About Kent Hearing
Run by Dr Priya Carling AuD, RHAD, and situated on Kings Hill, close to West Malling, Kent, the practice is open 09.00am – 17.30 Monday to Friday. Appointments should be made in advance by calling 01732 525912. We look forward to welcoming you.
We also hold weekly clinics at the Pantiles Eye Centre and Hearing Care, Tunbridge Wells offering appointments for earwax removal by microsuction, hearing checks, hearing tests and diagnostics.