5 Benefits of Using In-Ear Monitors for Live Performances

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Musicians and technicians are often exposed to dangerously high levels of noise. Suppose you are working in the music industry and want to protect your hearing without compromising your ability to produce excellent music. In that case, it may be time to invest in some in-ear monitors designed specifically for music production environments. 

Custom in-ear monitors are a great option for stage performers, those who work crew jobs behind the scenes, and recording engineers. Roadies and security staff should also look into protecting their hearing with in-ear monitors. There is a good range of custom in-ear monitors on the market, and these are generally suitable for anyone connected to the music industry – including DJs, studio musicians and audience members.

We have compiled a list of five benefits of using in-ear monitors for live performances – and these benefits extend to festivals, parades, sports events – even conferences. Read on to explore why you should invest in a decent pair of in-ear monitors for music to protect your hearing health and enjoyment now and in the future.

Enhanced Sound Quality & Control

One of the primary advantages of using in-ear monitors for live performances is the enhanced sound quality and level control they offer. Unlike traditional earbuds or earplugs, which can be affected by room acoustics and result in inconsistent sound, in-ear monitors deliver a consistent and accurate representation of the music. 

The custom-fit design of quality in-ear monitors also helps to isolate external noise, providing clearer and more detailed audio. With in-ear monitors, musicians can better hear their own instruments, and singers can listen to their vocals without distortion or warping. This improves performances across the board, allowing tighter musical coordination between all the instruments on the stage.

Ambience & Mix

If you want top-tier audio clarity, real-time frequency response and enhanced power, in-ear monitors for music should be your first choice. While musicians have traditionally had to pick between the ambient experience and the in-ear monitor mix, the technology has moved on, and you can now access both the mix and the ambient experience. In-ear monitors also help cut out the feeling of isolation performers may have experienced when choosing between the two.

Suppose you choose an in-ear monitor with customisable attenuation filters, balanced armature drivers and flex canal custom tips. In that case, you will reap the benefits of experiencing a crystal-clear monitor mix alongside the exact level of ambient noise you want. This type of in-ear monitor is also great for home use.

Hearing Protection

The custom-fit design of in-ear monitors helps block external noise, allowing musicians to hear their mix at a lower volume while maintaining clarity. This helps to protect their ears from excessive noise exposure, reducing the risk of hearing damage.

Using in-ear monitors also allows you to protect your hearing while still being able to hear people speaking at a normal volume. Quality in-ear monitors will feature a custom moulded single driver spec; they will be specifically made for your ear contour and should also utilise deep-bore design for added isolation and enhanced fit.

Investing in top-of-the-line in-ear monitors for music should mean you get options across filters, and you should also have a solid plug included in the box. Custom-fit in-ear monitors deliver incredible hearing protection coupled with intense acoustic definition.

Reduced Occlusion

Opting for custom in-ear monitors for your ears greatly reduces the occlusion effect. Occlusion is the booming sound that occurs when the ear canal is blocked. In-ear monitors are designed to minimise this effect by sitting deep enough into the ear canal to extend past the cartilage, preventing sound from entering the canal.

By creating a deeper seal, in-ear monitors minimise the occlusion effect and provide a more natural sound experience; this allows musicians to focus on their performance without the distracting booming sensation.

Additionally, high-quality in-ear monitors often feature vented filters. These vents allow sound to pass both ways, balancing the pressure in the ear canal and further reducing the occlusion effect. The result is a more transparent and natural sound reproduction.

Overall, in-ear monitors’ deep-fit design and vented filters effectively address the occlusion effect, providing performers with a clearer, more balanced audio experience during live performances. By managing occlusion with in-ear monitors, musicians can focus on their music and maintain a stronger connection with their audiences.

Offset Fatigue

Performer fatigue is a common issue in live performances, often caused by excessive noise exposure, inconsistent sound quality, and uncomfortable monitoring systems. Custom in-ear monitors help offset performer fatigue by addressing these issues.

By providing a clear and accurate audio mix directly into the performer’s ears, in-ear monitors eliminate the need for loud stage monitors. This reduces overall noise exposure and minimises the strain on the performer’s hearing, leading to less fatigue over time.

In-ear monitors also allow for personalised monitoring mixes, which means performers can focus on the specific elements they need to hear without competing with excessive stage noise. This customised monitoring reduces mental and auditory fatigue, allowing performers to concentrate on their performance.

Comfort is another factor contributing to performer fatigue, so opting for quality in-ear monitors, especially custom-fit ones that provide a more secure seal, is a great way to offset fatigue. 

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If you are ready to take your live performances to the next level, it may be time to invest in a decent set of in-ear monitors for the music industryBrowse our range or contact our expert team to discuss your options for ear protection and enhanced performance.

Ear Protection for Concert-Goers: Enjoy Music Safely

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There’s nothing like the thrill of attending a live concert. The live music, the cheers from adoring fans, and the performers you love just metres away. It’s an electric feeling and one you should be able to enjoy!

However, if you attend concerts often, it’s important to think about how they can affect your hearing. Concerts are notorious for pushing the limits of the sound barrier. While your eardrums are tough, standing up to high levels of sound for a long time can test their resolve.

At Pacific Ears, we’re all about protecting your hearing. Enjoying great music shouldn’t come at the cost of one of your senses, which is why we’re reviewing our ear protection for concerts here.

Today, let’s check in on the hearing dangers of loud concerts, how custom earplugs can help you solve the problem, as well as some other tips for safely enjoying your concert experience.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution: Concerts and Your Hearing

When you go to a concert, everything is designed to maximise your experience of the music. Huge speakers, close quarters, and excellent acoustics all serve to deliver the riffs straight to you. While this is great for your experience, the issue is that these elevated sound levels can wreak havoc on your hearing health.

Research on hearing loss found that prolonged exposure to sound above 85 decibels can lead to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Imagine the sound of a roaring chainsaw right by your ears; that’s about the level we mean. As anyone who’s attended a concert will know, they easily hit this level of noise.

One or two concerts aren’t likely to create long-term hearing loss. However, if you’re an avid concert-goer, then you run the risk of damaging the delicate hair cells that line your inner ear. These hairs are responsible for detecting and interpreting sound waves. Once damaged, they don’t regrow, leading to long-term hearing impairment.

So, how does the average metalhead prevent this long-term hearing loss while still having the freedom to mosh?

Bring the Noise: The Role of Custom Earplugs

Enter custom earplugs for concerts – the secret weapon in your arsenal. With the level of decibels assaulting you at concerts, run-of-the-mill earplugs might not do if you regularly let your body hit the floor.

This is where custom earplugs come in. Store-bought earplugs only muffle the sound of the concert, making the music sound worse without actually protecting your hearing. On the other hand, custom earplugs are tailored to fit your ear canal exactly. The snug, comfortable seal ensures a more natural, balanced sound so that you can still enjoy the music. 

Let’s do a quick rundown of the benefits of custom concert earplugs:

  •       Preserve Sound Quality. Enjoy the sound of music with a flat attenuation as clearly as possible without decimating your eardrums.
  •       Comfortable Fit. Go hard all night long without risking your hearing, thanks to an extra comfortable fit.
  •       Discreet Design. No bulky additions to the concert outfit, just sleek earbuds that slip right in.
  •       Durable and Reusable. Have your very own pair of concert earplugs you take with you to every gig; no need to buy new ones every time.

There Goes the Neighbourhood: Other Tips for Safe Concert-Going

Once you have your custom earplugs in hand, you’re almost totally prepared for your concert. But since we at Pacific Ears want to encourage safe headbanging, we have a few extra tips to make your concert experience great.

Know Your Surroundings

Look out for where you’ll be seated or standing in the concert venue. How close are you to one of the speakers or the stage? Are you close enough to an aisle to exit safely? What is the vibe of the crowd? Have a great time, but keep an eye on how things are going around you and how you’re feeling to stay as safe as possible.

Take Breaks

When and where can you take a minute to step away from all the noise and give your ears (and your mind) a break? These breaks are good for keeping your ears healthy while also allowing you to appreciate the music all over again when you walk back in.

Stay Hydrated

It’s easy to forget to hydrate when you’re losing yourself in the music. Keep a water source with you, and take sips when you can, especially if you’re screaming along to the music!

There you have it! Keep your hearing as healthy as possible so that you can rock out for years to come, all with the simple addition of custom earplugs to your arsenal.

From the team at Pacific Ears, we wish you the best concert-going experience there is.

Rock out until you knock out with custom earplugs.

Whether you’re on the stage or in the mosh pit, keep your hearing protected with custom earplugs for concerts. Tailor fit to suit your ear canals; these will allow you to enjoy the music without muffling the beat (or letting any noisy bars through).

Check out our range of concert-friendly custom earplugs for musicians and concert enthusiasts today!

The Link Between Snoring and Sleep Disruption: Earplugs for Better Sleep

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It’s 2 am, and you’ve been up for a while. Beside you, what sounds like a chainsaw going through a log is just your partner’s impressive snoring. This is yet another night in a long line of nights where you lost sleep, and it’s starting to wear a bit thin.

If this sounds like a familiar scenario, you’re far from alone. At Pacific Ears, we’ve helped many people sleep through the sound of snoring with custom earplugs. Here, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to snoring, sleep deprivation, and how custom earplugs for sleep can help deal with both.

Bad Vibrations: Understanding Snoring

First things first, why do people snore?

Snoring is a fairly common phenomenon. An estimated 45% of adults snore sometimes, while 25% of adults do it more regularly. The mechanism behind snoring can impact almost anyone, though risk factors indicate it’s more likely to afflict anyone overweight or above 40 years old.

But those aren’t the only factors that dictate whether someone snores. Some of the most common factors include:

  •       Mouth anatomy. A low, thick, soft palate can narrow your airway, causing the air to vibrate as you breathe in and out.
  •       Nasal problems. A crooked septum or clogged nasal passages can contribute to snoring.
  •       Sleep deprivation or alcohol consumption. These can both drive a deep, heavily relaxed sleep. Your throat muscles relax more than usual, lowering your defences against airway obstruction.
  •       Sleep position. Finally, lying on your back puts gravity against you. The downward force narrows your airway, increasing the chance you’ll snore.

Now that we know why snoring occurs, let’s ask the big question: how does your partner or family member’s snoring impact your sleep quality?

Counting Sheep: The Long-Term Impacts of Poor Sleep Quality

We’ve all had nights where we’ve struggled to fall asleep and had to wander zombie-like through the following day. Some people are more experienced with sleeplessness than others, but the longer you go with poor sleep, the more it can impact your days.

The loud, sonorous sound of snoring makes it very difficult to drop into slumber. After dealing with that for long enough, you might notice a few effects.

Short-Term Sleep Deprivation

You might notice a few short-term side effects after experiencing poor sleep for a few nights. These include poor memory, negative changes in mood, trouble with focus or concentration, or even an increase in clumsiness.

Long-Term Sleep Deprivation

As poor sleep continues for weeks and months, more permanent effects can manifest. Research associates an increase in blood pressure, diabetes risk, heart disease risk, and even weight gain with long-term periods of low-quality sleep.

But when snoring is plaguing you, you don’t exactly have a choice in the matter. Try as hard as you might; it’s nigh-on impossible to sleep through loud snoring!

At least, not without a little help.

How Custom Earplugs Can Help

Over-the-counter earplugs can kind of help the problem, but they don’t do the job as well as their custom counterparts. If you’re tossing up between those two options, let’s shed some light on why custom sleeping earplugs are your best bet for next-level noise reduction.

Snug = Quiet

Generic earplugs are good in a pinch but are not custom-made to fit your ear canal. Manufacturers must create a more broadly applicable shape, meaning that store-bought earplugs won’t be likely to form a perfect seal in your ear canal.

This allows sound to escape through the gaps, making it to your eardrum (and thus, disturbing your sleep). Custom earplugs are crafted to fit your ear’s unique contours. This means they’re not only excellent at blocking noise, but they’re also much more comfortable than store brands.

Buy Them Once

Another downside of relying on store-bought earplugs to save your sleep is the need to buy them over and over again! Unless the snoring is likely to stop in a certain amount of time, it’s likely you’ll be needing earplugs every night for the foreseeable future.

While the cost of buying store-bought earplugs might seem small, it can quickly build up. Depending on the type of earplugs you purchase, they can last anywhere from a few days per set to a couple of weeks. Beyond that, they present the potential for bacterial infection.

When you buy custom earplugs, you take that ongoing cost out of the equation. Custom plugs are safe to reuse for years with proper maintenance, allowing you to recoup the cost of their purchase within mere months.

Use Them for Everything

Finally, custom earplugs aren’t just for sleeping! Depending on which ones you pick, you can use them for everything from sleep to ambient noise blocking. Increase focus, protect your ears from a loud environment, and get a great night’s sleep, all with the same set of earbuds at your side.

However, if you’re after sleep-specific earplugs for ultimate comfort, you can absolutely opt for those.

In summary, your sleep is important. If you’re sitting up in the middle of the night right now, Googling ways to block out snoring, you’ve come to the right place. Take back your nights and get the best sleep of your life with a set of custom earplugs.

Save your sleep with custom earplugs from Pacific Ears.

Say goodbye to sleepless nights! Discover our SleepSound earplugs, custom-made to fit your ear for maximum comfort. 

When Custom in Ear Monitors Are the Right Choice

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Custom In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) have revolutionised how musicians and audiophiles experience sound. These personalised devices offer superior comfort, sound isolation, and audio accuracy, making them ideal for discerning individuals in Australia. 

In this blog, we will explore five different scenarios where custom in-ear monitors are the right choice for musicians and audiophiles, backed by information from Pacific Ears, a leading provider of custom IEMs in Australia.

On-Stage Performances

When musicians take the stage, they need reliable and accurate monitoring to deliver their best performance. Custom In-Ear Monitors excel in this scenario. The custom-moulded shells ensure a secure and comfortable fit, eliminating the risk of IEMs falling out during energetic performances. 

This precise fit also helps reduce sound leakage, preventing audio bleed into microphones and maintaining a clean mix. The excellent noise isolation allows musicians to focus solely on their music without being distracted by ambient sounds or stage noise. 

Pacific Ears’ custom in-ear monitors offer a wide range of sound signature options, enabling musicians to tailor their IEMs to their individual preferences and achieve the desired audio experience on stage. These custom IEMs can be equipped with multiple drivers for enhanced frequency response and clarity, ensuring every nuance of the music is faithfully reproduced.

Studio Recording & Mixing

In the studio, capturing and manipulating sound accurately is essential. Custom in-ear monitors provide precise audio reproduction, enabling musicians and audio engineers to make informed decisions during recording and mixing sessions. With custom-moulded shells, the IEMs create a tight seal in the ear, preventing sound leakage and providing accurate monitoring. 

This ensures that every recording detail is captured and allows for critical analysis of the mix. Pacific Ears’ custom IEMs offer high-quality drivers and advanced tuning options, ensuring faithful reproduction of every detail in the music. 

The customisable sound signature allows musicians and audiophiles to tailor the IEMs’ frequency response to their specific needs, whether they require a neutral and balanced sound or a more sculpted and dynamic representation.

Audiophile Listening Sessions

For audiophiles seeking the ultimate listening experience, custom in-ear monitors deliver unparalleled immersion and personalisation. Custom IEMs from Pacific Ears are meticulously crafted to fit each individual’s ear, providing superior comfort for extended listening sessions. 

The custom-moulded shells create an airtight seal, isolating the listener from external noise and distractions. This isolation allows for a more intimate and focused listening experience, where every subtle detail can be appreciated. 

With high-quality drivers and customisable sound signatures, these custom IEMs offer precise and detailed sound reproduction, allowing audiophiles to hear their favourite music with remarkable clarity, richness, and accuracy. 

The custom sound signature options provide the flexibility to tailor the IEMs to the listener’s preferences, emphasising specific frequency ranges or achieving a balanced and neutral presentation.

Noise-Critical Environments

Custom in-ear monitors shine in noisy environments, such as live concerts or busy public spaces. The custom-moulded shells effectively block out ambient noise, allowing musicians and audiophiles to enjoy their music without cranking up the volume to dangerous levels. 

This helps protect hearing health while maintaining audio clarity. Pacific Ears’ custom IEMs offer exceptional noise isolation, ensuring the desired sound is heard without distortion or interference. 

The superior noise isolation also enhances the listening experience by providing a focused and immersive soundstage, allowing for a deeper connection with the music. Whether attending a loud concert or commuting in a bustling city, custom in-ear monitors provide a private audio oasis where the listener can escape the noise and fully enjoy their music.

Personalised Sound Experience

One of the most compelling reasons to choose custom in-ear monitors is the ability to tailor the sound signature to individual preferences. Pacific Ears offers customisable options, allowing musicians and audiophiles to shape their IEMs’ frequency response, tonal balance, and level of detail. 

This level of personalisation ensures that the custom IEMs deliver the precise sound experience desired by each individual. Whether enhancing bass impact, extending treble sparkle, or achieving a neutral and accurate sound reproduction, custom in-ear monitors empower users to enjoy music exactly as they prefer. 

Pacific Ears works to create custom IEMs that align with customers’ needs, resulting in a truly personalised audio journey.

Game-Changing

Custom in-ear monitors are a game-changer for musicians and audiophiles, providing unmatched comfort, sound isolation, and audio accuracy. Whether performing on stage, recording in the studio, enjoying music at home, or navigating noisy environments, custom IEMs from Pacific Ears deliver an exceptional listening experience. 

With their custom-moulded shells, advanced tuning options, and personalised sound signatures, these custom in-ear monitors offer the ideal solution for musicians and audiophiles. This is the ultimate way to elevate your musical journey and immerse yourself in a world of tailored sound.

Browse Custom In-Ear Monitors

By investing in custom in-ear monitors, musicians and audiophiles can experience music with unparalleled clarity, precision, and personalisation. 

With Pacific Ears’ expertise in creating custom IEMs, individuals can trust that their unique listening needs will be met. Explore the range of custom in-ear monitors available and embark on a sonic adventure that matches your artistic vision or audiophile aspirations.

Embrace the power of personalisation and elevate your music experience to new heights.

Protect Your Ears While Enjoying the Thrill of Racing

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Motorsport racing is a thrilling sport that has long captivated fans around the globe. The roaring engines and screeching tires create an exciting atmosphere, but they can also pose a risk to the hearing of drivers, riders and pit crews. In fact, did you know that constant exposure to motorsport engine noise and wind noise can lead to permanent hearing damage?

There is, however, a solution that allows you to continue to enjoy all the thrills of the race track and protect your ears: dedicated motorsports earplugs

In this blog, we will explore the benefits of using earplugs specifically designed for people involved in motorsports and those who love to watch from the sidelines. We will also give you some tips on how you can continue to immerse yourself in the adrenaline-filled world of racing while safeguarding your hearing.

Noise Reduction For Drivers

Motorsports earplugs are specifically designed to reduce the amount of damaging noise that reaches your inner ears. At the same time, they allow you to continue to hear situational noises, which are important for communication and safety. By minimising the overwhelming roar of the wind and the engines, drivers, riders, and pit crews can remain alert and focused. 

When you are in charge of a vehicle moving at such high speeds, you need to be able to make split-second decisions and maintain concentration, so shutting out excessive noise with quality motorsport ear plugs is another essential tool in the drive to win. 

Enhanced Communication

In addition to blocking out extreme decibel levels, the right motorsport earplugs will enhance communications between drivers and their teams. Look for a combined Drivercomms and hearing protection filter to access crystal-clear communication that promotes situational awareness. 

Custom Fitting

As every ear is uniquely shaped, selecting motorsport earplugs that can be custom fitted is vital. Proper fitting will ensure that the earpiece nestles snugly into the ear, which aids in reducing pressure while wearing protective headgear. For maximum isolation from damaging noise, medical grade soft silicone is an excellent choice – and to keep those comms up, you could look for a single lightweight speaker configuration that provides a clear vocal signal without adding extra weight to your kit.

Motorcycle Earplugs

Motorcycle race enthusiasts, or those riders that like to hit the road for lengthy tours, need protection from high wind noise – and large swathes of time being exposed to engine noise can also cause hearing damage. When it’s time to rev up your engines, be sure you are heading out protected by selecting a dedicated motorcycle earplug. 

These types of motorsport earplugs will include a Pacs Pro filter – likely a Pacs Pro27. This filter blocks out damaging wind noise but still allows the noise of the engine and situational noises to be heard. Motorcyclists will need to choose earplugs that sit flush with their helmet, so a small form constructed from soft compound silicone that can be custom fit works best.

Reusable & Durable

Motorsports earplugs are designed to be reusable and durable, making them a cost-effective investment for racing enthusiasts. These earplugs should be made from high-quality materials resistant to sweat, moisture, and dirt. With proper care and maintenance, your motorsports earplugs will last for an extended period, ensuring reliable hearing protection throughout multiple racing seasons.

Reduced Occlusion

Another key point to consider when choosing motorsport earplugs is to find an earplug that carries the sound to your ear while retaining some natural quality. When the ear canal is blocked, sounds may begin to ‘boom’ inside your head – this is called occlusion. 

You can largely avoid occlusion created by your motorsport earplugs by ensuring that the earplug extends deeply into the ear canal, past the cartilage – this will deaden the sound when it hits the plugs.

Extra Protection

For extra protection from debilitating occlusion, you can choose a PACS Pro filter which is vented to allow sound to pass both in and out of the ear canal. PACS Pro filters are the best choice if it’s a natural sound that is of primary importance to you. These filters should also be removable and regularly cleaned along with the plugs to maximise their longevity and effectiveness.

Preventing Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

Prolonged exposure to loud noise levels, such as those found in motorsports events, can lead to tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and permanent hearing loss. Motorsports earplugs act as a barrier against these harmful noise levels, reducing the risk of developing these conditions. By wearing earplugs consistently as a spectator during motorsports events, you can safeguard your hearing and enjoy the races for years to come.

Invest In Your Hearing Health

Motorsports earplugs offer a practical and effective solution for protecting your ears while still enjoying the thrill of racing. These specialised ear plugs reduce noise levels, preserve sound quality, enhance speech perception, and prevent potential hearing damage. 

With a customised fit, comfort, and durability, motorsports earplugs provide a reliable and long-lasting solution for motorsports enthusiasts. Incorporating motorsports earplugs into your racing experience allows you to continue to immerse yourself in the excitement without compromising your hearing health. 

Get in Touch

At Pacific Ears, we have custom-designed motorsport earplugs for every driver, rider, crew member and spectator. You can browse our range of motorsports earplugs now, or if you want to know more about the intricacies of our motorsport earplug range, get in touch.

Block Out the Bang: The Importance of Ear Protection for Shooting and Hunting

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Situational awareness is important for your safety when you are at the shooting range or out in the field or forest. However, frequent – or even one-off exposures to loud noises may result in permanent hearing damage.

In an ideal world, your hearing protection should be smart enough to flex between natural hearing when there is no background noise, flex when nearby gunfire is present – and allow you to flip a switch to access amplification kilometres wide when needed.

There are a few different options when it comes to accessing the hearing protection you need for shooting and hunting. Some people opt for earplugs or semi-insert earplugs, while others prefer to use over-the-ear earmuffs.

The best protection from the elements out in the woods is layered protection – which applies when you are looking to source the best ear protection. So the best protection for your hearing starts with a top-quality foundation – good shooting earplugs – and layers up.

Why do I need ear protection for shooting?

Correct hearing protectors are paramount whether you use rifles or pistols, and over-the-counter pharmacy solutions won’t cut it. If you want to be certain that you get home with your score and still hear the crew congratulate you, you must invest in specialised earplugs for shooting and hunting.

So what should you look for when you are shopping for hearing protection? There is good availability for shooting earplugs Australia- wide, but what specific factors are the most important to seek out when you are looking at shooting earplugs for sale?

We have compiled a list below, so read on and discover why you need ear protection and what constitutes the best ear protection when it comes to shooting earplugs.

Hearing Protection Class

Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) is one of the most significant factors to consider when browsing shooting earplugs for sale. Each noise class will require a different level of protection, and firearms are the most dangerous in terms of decibels – ahead of a jackhammer, a rock concert – even a crying baby!

This rating tells you how much sound the device will block out when used correctly. When a gunshot is fired, it produces around 140 decibels of sound, which can put you at immediate risk of permanent hearing damage.

It’s important for your earplugs to have an impact filter, and choosing ear protection that covers you against mid-range noise and against sudden loud noises – like a gunshot – will ensure you have the best ear protection at the range and in the woods.

Comfort 

If you choose shooting earplugs that are comfortable to wear, there is a much higher chance of you wearing them! Taking your earplugs on and off exposes you to a greater risk of hearing damage, so lean into comfort when selecting the right shooting earplugs.

Look for a soft silicone in-ear moulded earplug which can be custom fitted to your ear or a filtered foam earplug. It makes sense to choose a lightweight, discreet style that can be bolstered by adding an earmuff, and you can purchase shooting earplugs Australia-wide that will accommodate a communications headset so you can keep comms up if you are hunting with a group.

The more comfortable your shooting earplugs are, the longer the fun will last – so lean into comfort.

Easy Cleaning

Things can get pretty exciting when you are out in the middle of nowhere following a trail, so be sure to choose an earplug that is constructed with easy-clean materials – silicone is ideal. 

Reputable suppliers of shooting earplugs Australia-wide will likely include comprehensive care instructions when you invest in a decent set of shooting earplugs. Be certain to follow the instructions to the letter to ensure your earplugs serve you for a good amount of time and retain their efficacy.

What Is The Best Ear Protection For Shooting?

The best ear protection for shooting is the shooting earplugs that you will want to use with one hundred percent consistency. 

Situational awareness is extremely important in order to keep you and your mates safe, and you should choose a shooting earplug that works appropriately alongside other equipment you are using.

You need to spend good money to get a good product. You should always treat your protective gear as an investment – guns, and a careless attitude is a recipe for disaster. Invest wisely in your hearing protection, and you will get to enjoy many good years of shooting and hunting.

At Pacific Ears, we are not just knowledgeable about ear protection; we are enthusiastic. 

We are here to help you get on with enjoying yourself without jeopardising your hearing – and we have a wide range of options available for hunting and shooting enthusiasts.

Get in touch today – let’s get you sorted with the right shooting earplugs.

In Ear Monitors: What You Need To Know

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If you’re a musician or someone who just enjoys listening to music on the go you might have heard of in-ear monitors (IEMs). If not, hang on tight! In this blog post, we discuss everything you need to know about In Ear Monitors-  so let’s dive right in!  

What Are In-Ear Monitors, and Who Should Use Them?

In-ear monitors, also coined as IEMs, are personal audio devices designed for better sound and quality. They are typically used by musicians and performers who need to hear themselves clearly during live performances or studio recordings. They are also popular among people who love listening to music.

Are IEMs Better Than Headphones?

We’re often asked if IEM’s are better than traditional headphones in providing sound quality and noise isolation. The answer is a YES! Firstly, this is because most (custom-fitted) IEM’s use multiple balanced armature drivers in each ear to separate frequencies making for a crisp and clear sound. Secondly IEMs have a snuggly fit and seal inside your ear canal and, in particular the custom-fitted ones, are blocking out most external noise and preventing sound leakage. Allowing you to listen to your music at lower volumes without sacrificing sound quality or missing any details.

Can IEMs Be Harmful for Your Ears?

IEMs are generally safe to use, but as with anything improper usage can be harmful. It’s important to use IEM’s at a safe volume level and to give your ears a rest. It’s always a good idea to clean your IEMs regularly to prevent the buildup of earwax or bacteria that can cause ear infections. To keep the IEMs in optimal condition it is recommended to to use a dryer, sanitiser after each use. 

Are In Ear Monitors Worth the Extra Expense Relative to Ready-fit Options?

In general in-ear monitors are more on the pricey side than traditional headphones or earbuds, but they definitely are superior and provide better sound quality and noise isolation. There are two types of in-ear monitors: universal and custom fitted ones. Though the latter is more expensive, it sure has its benefits and can be made to fit your ear canal perfectly. This makes them a worthwhile investment for musicians, performers or concert goers. 

At Pacific Ears Australia, we are committed to providing high quality in ear monitors in Australia. So get yours today or contact our friendly team to learn more about your options. 

Mould Your Perfect Fit: Your Guide to Custom Ear Plugs

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Are you tired of using uncomfortable earplugs that are improperly fitted? Or have you ever struggled to find the right ear protection for your needs? We have you covered! In this guide, we walk you through everything you need to know about custom earplugs. From their benefits to frequently asked questions. So, let’s delve into the details! 

What are Custom Ear Plugs?

As the name suggests, custom earplugs are designed ear protection devices personalised to fit the unique shape and contours of your ears. Unlike generic or traditional earplugs, custom earplugs possess an array of benefits and can be used for various settings whether that is for sleeping, working in noisy environments, hunting, flying and so on!

The Benefits of Custom Fit Earplugs

So why are these earplugs superior to their counterparts?

Here are some advantages: 

Perfect fit:

Custom earplugs are moulded specifically to your ears, compared to the off shelf options allowing for the perfect fit. 

Enhanced Protection:

With a snug fit, custom earplugs ensure a superior noise reduction. They do a fantastic job in blocking out harmful sounds while maintaining the integrity of speech and music!

Promoting Ear Health:

Airflow in the ear canal is essential for a healthy ear canal. Proper filtered custom earplugs allow for airflow in the ear canal whilst protecting from harmful noise levels.

Unmatched Comfort:

Custom earplugs are created from high-quality materials that are soft, hypoallergenic, and gentle on the skin. The perfect fit adds to the comfort level! 

Exceptional Durability:

Made from durable materials, custom made ear plugs are built to withstand the test of time and are amazing for everyday wear. The investment will continue to safeguard your hearing for years to come.

Are Custom Earplugs Suitable For Children? 

We’re often asked whether custom earplugs are suitable for children. The answer is absolutely! Custom earplugs can be tailored for children as well but it’s important to consult a hearing healthcare professional to ensure a proper fit for their developing ears.

The Duration To Obtain Custom Earplugs And The Process Of Acquiring One

The entire process, from initial impression to final fitting, typically is pretty straight forward and takes approximately 2 – 3 weeks.

Whether you desire noise reduction during concerts or while traveling, or just for everyday activities, Pacific Ears Australia’s custom earplugs are here to cater to your needs. So get in touch with our friendly team for more.

The Top Myths About Hearing Protection Debunked

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Hearing protection is a crucial aspect of maintaining good ear health, especially in noisy environments. There are plenty of myths out there, and believing false information could result in serious harm to your hearing. That’s why it’s important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to safeguarding your ear health. In this article, we’ll set the record straight by busting common myths about hearing protection and share our tips for keeping your hearing in top shape.

Myth #1: Hearing protection is uncomfortable

While some hearing protection may be uncomfortable, many modern designs are made to fit comfortably and securely in your ears or over your head. In fact, there are many different types of hearing protection available, including foam earplugs, silicone earplugs, and earmuffs, so you can find the type that suits you best. Pacific Ears even has a range of custom options designed to fit your ears perfectly for the most comfortable fit possible.

Myth #2: Hearing protection makes it difficult to hear

While there are some types of hearing protection that have broad noise cancelling factors, or make it difficult to hear, modern technology means we have electronic options that simply block noise above dangerous decibel levels. Hearing protection is intended to lower the sound level, but they don’t provide complete sound elimination. This means safer work environments, or other situations, where your hearing is protected while also maintaining your awareness of your surroundings.

Myth #3: Ear protection is not effective

This is a dangerous myth, as not using appropriate ear protection can lead to serious hearing damage. Hearing protection is highly effective when used correctly. They are designed to reduce the volume of sound and protect your ears from loud noise exposure. Wearing hearing protection in noisy environments can prevent hearing loss and other ear-related problems, this is especially true for those who work in noisy environments on a regular basis.

Myth #4: You don’t need ear protection while hunting

Gunshots are one of the leading causes of hearing loss among hunters. Gunshots can reach dangerous decibel levels that can cause permanent hearing loss or tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ears. Proper ear protection is essential to preserve your hearing and prevent long term damage. Plus, protecting your ears can also improve your situational awareness, allowing you to be more alert and responsive to your surroundings.

Find the perfect fit for your ears no matter the activity with Pacific Ears.

Protecting your ears is crucial, so make sure you know the facts about hearing protection. Let us help you find the perfect hearing protection solutions in Australia, from our premium range, no matter what your work or lifestyle, enabling you to stay safe and live life at full volume!

Dive In with Confidence- Your Guide to Swimming Earplugs

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Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or just dipping your toes in the water, swimming is a fun way to stay in shape and relax. But here’s the thing: if you’re not careful about taking care of your ears while in the water, you leave yourself vulnerable to discomfort and infection. 

That’s where swimming ear plugs come into play. They prevent painful ear infections, and stop water getting into your ears, making your swimming experience more enjoyable. In this blog, we’ll highlight the benefits of using earplugs for swimming and how to choose the right ones for you! 

So why should you use earplugs while swimming?

Investing in Pacific Ears earplugs for swimming, either standard or custom-fitted, comes with an array of benefits. You can ensure that your ears are well protected every time you hit the pool with the right protection in place. Lets touch on some of the benefits below:

A. Prevention of Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is a common problem caused by water getting trapped in the ear canal, leading to irritation and potential infection. Wearing custom-fit earplugs while swimming can help the swimmer’s ear by blocking water from entering the ear canal by providing a tight seal. 

Temperature is also a contributing factor to Swimmer’s ear. Exposure to cold water or cold air can cause the ear canal to constrict, which increases the risk of infection further. Well-fitted earplugs are able to prevent this sudden change of temperature in the ear canal.

B. Protection Against Infections

Water exposure can cause ear infections like swimmer’s ear, ear canal infections, and middle ear infections. Don’t let pesky ear infections ruin your swim! Dive into the world of waterproof earplugs, keeping your ears dry and bacteria-free.

Our custom-fit earplugs are made from top-notch, water and bacteria-resistant materials that ensure you’ll never miss a beat, or risk an infection, again.

C. Reduced Water Pressure

Water pressure can be a problem for some people while swimming, especially when diving or performing underwater activities. Earplugs for swimming can help reduce water pressure in the ear canal, providing a more comfortable swimming experience.

D. Increased Comfort and Enjoyment

Finally, using swimming earplugs can increase your overall comfort and enjoyment in the water. Earplugs can prevent water from entering your ears while swimming, allowing you to fully enjoy the activity without any distractions.

Pacific Ears’ earplugs provide a perfect fit for comfortable activity.

Let us be your trusted guide as we navigate through a world of options and help you find the perfect pair to keep your swim game strong. Don’t let water in your ears bring you down, let’s find the ultimate earplugs to keep you swimming like a champ!

How to Choose the Right Swimming Earplugs:

When choosing earplugs for swimming, consider factors such as fit, material, and level of protection. If you swim frequently or have a history of ear infections, custom-fit earplugs are the best option; they offer a tight seal, and comfortable fit made specifically for you. If you only swim occasionally or prefer an affordable alternative, pre-melded or moldable earplugs may suffice. 

At Pacific Ears, our range even includes filtered swim plugs, so that you can retain awareness of your surroundings while still being protected. This is a great option for those who experience claustrophobia or discomfort from noise cancelling ear plugs.

Conclusion

Earplugs for swimming are an essential accessory for anyone who wants to enjoy swimming without compromising their ear health. At Pacific Ears, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality earplugs that are customised to fit their unique ear shapes. Our earplugs for swimming are made from comfortable and durable materials that offer maximum protection against water-related problems.

SwimFit swim plugs – keep your ears safe and dry this summer

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Summer is here and that means lots of water fun! Whether at the beach, or at the pool, protecting our ears while in the water is just as important as protecting our skin from the summer sun!

Custom-made swim plugs can prevent water-induced ear infections known as Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa).

You might be asking yourself, ‘Do swim ear plugs really work?‘ Yes, they do a fantastic job of keeping your ear canals free from water clogging.

Our SwimFit earplugs are the perfect solution for any swimming, surfing, diving and water-based activities. They can also be very useful for preventing splashing water entering the ears when showering.

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November 2021 Newsletter

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Hi, How are you? Another year almost gone, and it’s been another crazy one. Because of this, the team at Pacific Ears Australia have decided to keep our previous specials going so that everyone can enjoy what is good. Please read below for more details and to check out our specials.

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