Using Ear Plugs

helps by lessening the amount of sound that the person is exposed to. Although this method is frowned upon, as in the long run it may lead to high intolerance to any kind of noise, many people find relief from it.

Hyperacusis is a collapsed tolerance to normal environmental sounds to such a great extent, that even normal sounds are unbearably loud to the affected person. Some sounds may cause pain in their ears, even if those sounds are not bothersome to everyone. People who suffer from hyperacusis had somehow been exposed to very loud noises. They are not born sound sensitive, but they suddenly develop it. Sometimes, it becomes so traumatic that the sufferer starts avoiding public and social gatherings to get rid of the noises. As avoidance is almost impossible in this technologically oriented generation, there are several procedures to get healed from this vulnerable disease.

Many people, who are too sensitive to sound have a propensity to protect their ears using ear plugs, ear muffs or headphones. Medical professionals also prescribe the sufferers as well as the common people to use silicon ear plugs so that it can block the excessive loud sounds from entering the ear canals and auditory system. The human auditory system is made of delicate canals that are connected to many subconscious areas of the brain and autonomous nervous systems. By using ear plugs, we can block about 29 dB of sound. So if a sound comes along with 29 dB, then we can hear only zero dB of that. If it is more than 29dB, then only the remaining sound is audible. Hence, it helps to reduce the excessive sound that enters the auditory system.

There are various types of ear plugs available in the market:-

  • Foam typed ear plugs are rolled up tightly. They are inserted deeply into the canals.
  • Silicone-putty typed ear plugs seal off the canal and the bowl of the ear. They are made of soft rubber and are forced deep into the ear.
  • Caliper typed ear plugs pinch the head with foam plugs inserted into the ears.
  • Custom earplugs have cords, tubes and filters that can be altered with extraction handles.

Ear plugs are available in all sorts of color and swirls. Their cost ranges between 69 cents to over 250 dollars.

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