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Free Phone Consultation
We can answer many simpler questions over the phone.
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Meet the Doctor!
Call our office and schedule a time for a free hearing screening.
A Personalized Professional Experience
Our process begins with a patient history and a hearing test. This involves a comprehensive analysis to discover which specific type of hearing loss you may be suffering from.
After a diagnosis is made, we will work with you to explore your options. We may recommend hearing aids or we might suggest medical treatment. There is also the possibility we may be able to improve your hearing simply through counseling.
When it comes down to it, we help you choose the solution that’s best for you.
Sussex Audiology Services’s treatment is a partnership between our specialists and our patients. Let’s work together toward better hearing.
Musician Monitors and Custom Earbuds
These precision in-ear monitors will be music to your ears at every performance, every time.
To perform your best, you need to hear your best. Stage performers are routinely exposed to hearing damage both from amplifiers and the ear monitors that must be turned up to potentially harmful levels just so that they can be heard above the music. Inside-the-ear musician’s monitors replace traditional wedge-shaped monitors with precise, isolated sound delivered directly to you, so that you can stay in tune and perform your best.
Today’s professional musicians know that the superior fit and sound quality of in-ear monitors provide clearer sound and effective sound monitoring at much lower volume levels. This means you can hear and perform your best while protecting your hearing from the prolonged exposure to loudspeakers and from damage to your hearing — one of your most precious resources as a musician.
Our custom-molded in-ear monitors are fit into medical-grade silicone earmolds that are comfortable for extended periods of wear and that form a superior acoustic seal to give you just the sound you need. Precision drivers, integrated crossovers, and discreet cable connections make these professional-quality audio monitors second to none in terms of sonic quality, all in a package that is unobtrusive and will never stand between you and a great performance.
Are Custom Earbuds Better Than Headphones?
Media and music are more accessible than ever, making earbuds and headphones essential. With the rise in technology, it’s no surprise that there’s a rise in hearing loss. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 13 percent of Americans ages 12 years or older have hearing loss in both ears.
Benefits of Custom Earbuds
Listen and Learn: Think about when you turn up your headphones. It’s probably during your favorite song, or to block out background noise. This common theme is what really hurts your hearing. With custom earbuds, you don’t have to worry about that annoying background noise; their secure, custom fit allows you to hear what you want to and not what you don’t. Noise-canceling headphones are also a good option.
Plus, you can pick the colors of your technology, which adds to their appeal!
How to Protect Your Hearing When Using Earbuds
There are other ways to reduce the effects of loud music on your hearing.
- Be conscious of your volume — most listening devices allow you to set a warning when you’ve turned up the volume to a possibly harmful level.
- Be conscious of how long you’re listening to your music and at what volume.
- Don’t believe the myth that certain music is more damaging than others; it’s all the same. What really matters is the decibel level and the length of time you listen.
- Try the 60/60 rule — listening to your headphones or earbuds at 60% volume for 60 minutes at a time.
Love live music? Consider getting custom earplugs, which are customized for optimal fit and function by us for you!
Custom Hearing Protection
Why Hearing Protection Is So Important
Hearing loss happens for many reasons, one of the most common being exposure to loud noise (noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL). Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (the sound of an idling bulldozer) can cause permanent, irreparable hearing loss. To give you perspective, hearing professionals consider exposure to loud music, either live or through headphones, to be particularly dangerous with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 decibels (dB). This is where hearing protection, like earplugs, comes in.
While hearing loss is irreversible, that doesn’t mean it’s not preventable. Knowledge, hearing protection, and prevention can help keep your hearing healthy and you happy!
Custom Hearing Protection Products
For Riders, Rockers, Shooters, and Everyone in Between
NIHL happens in all situations from concerts to recreational sports, from your work environment to your personal life. The best kind of hearing protection plan for you will depend on your lifestyle. There are different styles of hearing protection depending on what you need. We offer protection for:
• Hunters and shooters
• Concert and sporting event enthusiasts
• Listening to music through your personal player
Custom vs. Generic Products
Custom-molded earplugs offer a degree of comfort and sound protection that you will not find in generic earplugs.
Benefits of custom protection:
- A custom mold helps ensure your hearing protection stays in place and offers a secure fit.
- They are designed to retain accurate frequency response, so you’ll hear the full range of sounds — just at a reduced volume.
- They are vented to allow sound to pass both ways, which means the sound of your voice won’t reverberate inside of your ears like it does with most earplugs.
- You get specific, measurable protection with precision-engineered filters that offer the most natural sound available, clear and unmuffled.
- Custom molded from medical-grade silicone, these plugs can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort.
- Several models offer replaceable sound filters so that you can select the level of sound protection you need for the situation with 10, 15, 17, 20, 26, or 27 dB sound reduction.
Make an appointment with us to learn how our comfortable, effective hearing protection can not only help safeguard your hearing but can also enhance your auditory experience.
Remote care provides audiology services to patients from a distance, using video conferencing and remote monitoring. This can be a valuable option for patients who live in rural areas, have difficulty traveling, or cannot leave home due to illness or disability.
Utilizing Bluetooth® technology to hear better in difficult listening situations.
Working on the same principle as FM systems, they instead use infrared light to transmit sound.
Alerting devices hook up to telephones, alarm clocks, doorbells, and other electronic devices.
Power Adaptors & Cords
These add versatility by allowing direct input from various audio sources.
FM systems rely on radio signals to transmit amplified sounds directly to your hearing aid.
Personal amplifiers are essentially small FM systems used in smaller, more intimate settings.
Schedule your hearing evaluation today.