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Why Protecting Your Hearing is Important

Good hearing is necessary for effective communication and healthy brain function. It’s important to be proactive about your hearing health by protecting your ears whenever you are exposed to loud sounds.

High levels of noise can be detrimental to hearing ability. In fact, loud noise exposure is one of the leading causes of hearing loss in individuals of all ages. Noise exceeding 85 decibels can harm the delicate hairs in the inner ear which are responsible for hearing. If this happens, the damage is irreversible and is known as noise-induced or sensorineural hearing loss.

Any time the noise level exceeds 85 decibels (the average noise level of city traffic) it is important to protect your hearing. Sounds that exceed 85 decibels can be detrimental to hearing. Over time, sounds between 85 and 100 decibels can gradually damage hearing ability. While sounds over 100 decibels can cause hearing loss after a one-time exposure (such as a gunshot or fireworks).

At Hometown Centers for Hearing, we can create custom fit earmolds, earplugs, and in-ear monitors for professional level hearing protection.


At our hearing center we carry all types of custom earmolds for any situation. From simple swim plugs to noise reduction to high quality in-ear monitors for musicians; we carry hearing protection for every person and for every scenario. Custom earmolds and earplugs are the best way to keep your ears safe and to be proactive about your hearing health.

We can create custom fit earmolds for the following:

  • Swimmer’s
  • Musician’s
  • Live music goers
  • Construction workers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Medical personnel
  • Hunter’s and shooter’s
  • And more!

No matter what your occupation or hobbies are, you could benefit from custom fit hearing protection! Don’t let noise-induced hearing loss affect your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Des Moines Office

1230 8th St, Suite 102
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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Wed     9:00AM – 4:00PM
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221 1st Ave West
Newton, IA 50208

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