70% of people who should wear hearing protection do not, and we need to lower that number.
The risk of noise-induced hearing loss is something that should be taken seriously and prevented at all costs. It can develop quickly or take years for the irreversible effects to show up; but once you notice them, it’s too late.
You have likely experienced one-time or long-term noise exposure. Some of the most common noises that are damaging include industrial noise, gun shots, music concerts, sports events, aircraft noise, fireworks, and even lawn maintenance equipment.
But a hearing loss from loud noise exposure is something that can be avoided completely if hearing protection is worn.
If you are looking for hearing protection but having a hard time deciding which type to invest in, we’ve put some reasons below for why we think Phonak Serenity Choice provides our patients with the best hearing protection available.
The Best Hearing Protection for You
Phonak offers some of the latest and most advanced hearing protection on the market. Their ear plugs come with a variety of noise reduction ratings, so you can find the perfect solution for your specific needs.
We’re sure you want to enjoy life without sacrificing your hearing, and wearing the right earplugs can ensure that. When you do, you’ll be able to listen to music, have conversations with friends and family, and continue doing the things you love – all while keeping your ears safe from harmful noise levels.
How Serenity Choice Hearing Protection Earplugs Work
Serenity Choice earplugs are a medically effective way to protect your hearing from noise-induced damage, canceling noise and loud sounds from 9 to 16 NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) yet still letting you communicate easily with those around you.
The earplugs fit snugly in your ear canal. Made of soft silicone material with a choice of ear tips sizes for a good fit, some can even be ordered with custom ear canal molds. Also, the ear tips can be used multiple times.
These ear plugs are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Their patented mesh filters allow ventilation of the ear to prevent a build-up of excess moisture, so your ears don’t get itchy and irritated.
This makes them our top choice for hearing protection– over foam ear plugs, earmuffs, and tube filters.
How to Choose the Right Serenity Choice Hearing Protection
#1 – Serenity Choice Music
These earplugs offer a noise reduction rating of 17 dB and are a safe and effective way to protect your hearing from music playing at up to 102dB. Wear these at a concert, club, or bar with no concern about hearing damage.
One of the great things about these earplugs is they deliver the quality of the original sound at a safe listening level by reducing all frequencies by the same amount.
#2 – Serenity Choice Motorsport
This is the latest and most advanced hearing protection on the market for those who enjoy racing or other motorsports events. The earplugs filter out loud noise from engines, wind, and air turbulence while still letting in relevant sound and speech.
With noise levels inside a helmet reaching about 95 to 105 dB when you’re going 62 mph, you need your hearing protection to reduce that loudness but still let you hear the intercom speakers.
These earplugs are also washable, so you don’t need to worry about road dirt getting in them.
#3 – Serenity Choice Sleep
These are great for people who need to sleep in a noisy environment, especially those with a snoring spouse. Sometimes these snorers can hit 90 dBs! Ear plugs are so much easier on a marriage than moving to another bedroom.
Serenity Choice Sleep is designed to reduce the sound level of snoring, hotel noise, or street noise by 24 dB, eliminating or reducing sound to a nonintrusive level.
Unlike wax ear plugs, these earplugs won’t cause you to hear your pulse or make your ear canals itchy.
#4 – Serenity Choice Comfort
Many people suffer from daily noise exposure and don’t even know it – air conditioning, ceiling fans, a nearby worker’s playlist, conversations, ringing phones.
All that noise can be reduced to a quiet hum to make it easier for you to focus on the job at hand without added stress.
#5 – Serenity Choice Hunting and Shooting
This product is perfect for anyone who wants to protect their ears from the peak sound pressure level of gun shots, artillery fire, or explosions. It has patented impulse filter technology that does just that.
It provides optimum protection from high impulse noise, being ANSI IPIL certified up to 166 dB. You can wear it while hunting and still retain sound directionality and spatiality, which is critical in hunting situations.
When no sound peaks are present, you can easily hear voices and background noise, such as an approaching deer.
#6 – Serenity Choice Work
We want to make sure that you can continue working in any environment without having to sacrifice your safety or comfort. Phonak Serenity Choice Work reduces the sound level by 24 dB, making it safe for 8 hours of continuous use in any environment up to 109 dB.
Approved for OSHA PPE safety levels, you can combine this hearing protection with earmuffs in very loud situations where double protection is a requirement.
These are also useful when doing yardwork, tool work, or noisy cleaning jobs.
How Much Are Serenity Choice Earplugs?
When compared to the investment involved in treating a long-term hearing loss, hearing protection earplugs are a very inexpensive solution.
Choose from a Serenity Choice generic earpiece, Serenity Choice Plus custom full, or Serenity Choice Plus custom mini. Not all products come in all three choices.
Serenity Choice earplugs range from $25 to $60, and they all come with a two-year warranty.
Your purchase comes with:
- 2 universal ear plugs in S, M and L size
- 2 acoustic filters providing the appropriate dB damping
- Aluminum key ring carrying case
- User guide
What’s My Next Step for the Best Hearing Protection for Me?
Hearing loss is a serious problem, and it’s only going to become more common as our younger generations forego wearing hearing protection. It’s so important to take steps now to protect your hearing.
Loud environments can be dangerous for your hearing, but with the right protection, you can stay safe. We want to help you protect your hearing, so whether you need a new pair of earplugs for work or want a custom-made set of earplugs for hunting or music events, we can make sure you get it.
Schedule an appointment with us today! We offer free consultations to help you find the best way to protect and improve your hearing. Or give us a call at 541-612-7555 to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.
We look forward to helping you with your hearing needs.