Custom Earplugs: An Expert Review

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Here at Jerry Harvey Audio, we’re proud to offer state-of-the art in-ear monitors that enhance the performance experience for a whole host of musical artists. We spend countless hours researching, testing, and designing our products, to deliver an exceptional user interaction. But it’s not just the musicians we have in mind. In addition to our premier in-ear monitors, we offer the crown jewel of custom earplugs.

Perfect for anyone working in loud environments who hope to retain some level of comfort while on the job, our soft custom earplugs are made-to-order and fit the exact shape of your ears by using the same ear mold process we use for our IEMs. We want you to be able to hear the best quality in sound for years to come.

  • Custom fit means they’re built for your ears and offer the highest level of comfort a pair of earplugs can provide.
  • Connected by a lightweight, plastic chord so your earplugs can be spared from pocket lint and hang conveniently around your neck, easily accessible for use.
  • Offering an average of -26db of isolation, your ears will be sufficiently protected during long exposure to loud music.

If you’re looking for any more motivation to treat your ears to these custom beauties, feel free to read Todd Owyoung’s extensive review of the JH Audio Custom Earplugs. Todd is a New York City based music photographer, internationally published and specializing in live music events. This guy photographs an average of 100 shows a year – meaning he hears a lot of loud music. He’s worn earplugs to almost every show he’s photographed for the last 5 years. Check out his full review HERE.

Here are some of the awesome words Todd had to say about the JH Audio Custom Earplugs…

I will take the maximum amount of decibel reduction I can cram into my ears. With that respect, the -26dB attenuation of the JH Audio ‘plugs sounded like music to my ears.”

“As a result, JH Audio’s custom earplugs are extremely comfortable even for extended use. Hours of wear are not an issue with these custom molded earplugs. They’re as good for music festivals as they are for individual concerts.”

“After using the JH Audio Custom Earplugs for over a year, I am still flat out thrilled with them. Simply, I don’t think I will – or can – go back to regular earplugs ever again. They are just that awesome.”

With two style options- the soft clear or the soft with faceplate color, you can keep your style and protect your hearing. From the loud music junkies to the construction worker- protect your hears to hear no evil.

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How Your Ear Works

Did you get a chance to check out our Custom Hearing Protection yet? If not, get over there! Summer is about here and lots of us are hitting the festival scene or doing some yard work.

If we’re going to talking about protecting our ears and hearing it might be a good idea to start with how our ears and sound interact. Sure most of us have heard the names of the parts in the ear during a biology class in High School, but how many of us pay attention to what our daily lives do to our ears and hearing. Here is a great old skool (AKA 1940’s) video on hearing and our ears. It’s about 10 min in length… oh and the “Chuckie” looking drawing of a boy at about 1:20 in is worth it!

Hearing 101: Concerts (Hearing is Enjoying)

Who doesn’t love a good loud concert??!! Your ears that’s who! The average concert can reach levels above 110dB and at that level you can start to incur irreversible hearing damage in as little as 30 min. Yes everyone’s ears are different, but let’s think safety first. Most shows we’ve been to last longer than 30 min and an all day music festival could be trouble for your long term hearing.

So what can you do to make sure you are able to enjoy a life-long obsession with concerts? Simple.. wear earplugs!!!

There are several different options out there; crushable foam earplugs that you toss away after you use them, higher quality foam that can be used a few times, silicone or rubber earplugs that can be used for a longer time period or you could go all the way with custom earplugs. Sure, they all have pros and cons.

Foam Earplugs
Pros: Cheap, usually easy to get at most stores or even events.
Cons: Most people do not put them in correctly so they are not getting the advertised hearing protection. Can (should) only be used once.

Silicone/Rubber Earplugs
Pros: Can be used over and over and usually can be cleaned easily.
Cons: For a lot of people they require being placed deep into the ear canal and can cause discomfort due to the materials used.

Custom Earplugs
Pros: Highest level of comfort and fit each time. With proper care, can last for years. Different filters available so you can adapt to your environment or experience.
Cons: Can be more expensive or difficult to get.

At JH Audio, we’d love to help relieve some of the ‘difficulity’ of getting custom earplugs and help you enjoy concerts for the foreseeable future. We have Audiologists and Authorized Dealers all over that can get your fitted and taken care of. Check out our custom, soft material earplugs that will last for years (with proper care) and will provide you the levels of protection needed to keep your ears happy! If you are having trouble finding someone near you, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to give you a hand!

Hearing 101: How Loud IS Loud??!!

Alright.. everyone raise their hands who spent the afternoon with either a chainsaw or string trimmer and felt a little “cloudy” or “muffled” afterwards. Yeah, a lot of us. Put your hands down. Now, how many of us have spent the day on an ATV or motorbike in the backwoods and had that “cloudy” or “muffled” feeling afterwards? OK…. put your hands down. Now how many of us  also enjoy listening to music, not just listen, but REALLY listen to the music? Most of us! Did you know you can be damaging your hearing and also hindering your ability to listen to music in a more critical way? Check out some of these numbers below of how loud it can be!
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