Hearing Protection

Hearing protection plays a vital role in preserving your auditory system. That’s why Bluegrass Hearing Clinic has a plethora of options to choose from to keep your hearing safe. Not wearing protection when exposed to high levels of noise can cause irreversible damage. There are multiple options for protection in the range of disposable earplugs, custom plugs and earmuffs.  

Hearing Loss Prevention

Hearing protection stops harmful outside noise from overwhelming the brain. There are recommended tolerances for noise levels, so exceeding this limit – whether by volume or time exposed – can quickly endanger your long-term hearing health. Different challenges, professions and hobbies in life will require hearing protection for optimal coverage. 

In particular, earplugs come in different varieties and are completely customizable. Swimmer’s earplugs keep water out of the ear while motorcycle earplugs stop wind buffeting. There is a different feature for each type of plug, which is why it’s important to seek the advice of a hearing care specialist.  

Musician’s Earplugs and Monitors

Without the ability to hear, a musician will have trouble making good music. In the studio, musician’s earplugs have been used for years to prevent accidental hearing damage during creation. It normalizes the highs and lows of a track while leaving the integrity of the music intact. 

Once the creation in the studio reaches a live stage, a new form of protection is used. In-ear monitors are the official replacements for wedges. Monitors are small speakers that rest in a musician’s ear while they are performing. This helps them hear the music as it is being played to a roaring crowd. In-ear monitors gives the performer a level of awareness that is unmatched by the traditional wedge setup. And since monitors are the size of a small coin, there is less crowding on the stage since wedges become unnecessary. 

Earmolds and Earplugs

Custom earmolds serve two functions for the wearer. With hearing aids, they provide a perfect fit for the ear so that the individual is comfortable with all day wear. The mold is made specifically for that user, so it won’t work well with someone else. The second function has to do with performance, and it is also where custom earplugs see the biggest benefit. A custom fit is required to take full advantage of extra earplug features. Without a custom fit, earplugs that were made to keep water out of the ear would fail at their intended task. All advanced hearing protection will require a custom fit to meet its true expectations. 

Hearing Protection Products We Offer

Hunting Ear Plugs


Hunting, shooting and sudden noise. A filter instantaneously closes when damaging noise levels are reached. Allows essentially normal hearing at all other times.

Music Hearing Plugs


Ideal for performing musicians and concert-goers. Also great for flight attendants, bartenders, waiters, dental professionals. Allows wearer to hear sounds accurately, but at reduced levels. Three filter options available: 9dB, 15dB or 25dB.

Swim Plugs


For swimming and showering – and they FLOAT! Also provide superb noise reduction.

Sleep Plugs


Offers comfortable and uninterrupted rest. Also great for shift workers with non-traditional hours.

Motorsport Plugs


Designed with a hollow canal for under helmet use to reduce wind buffeting.

Surfer Plugs


Designed to prevent surfer’s ear and swimmer’s ear caused by exposure to cold water and wind. The floatable material is molded with a sealed membrane spanning the sound bore that keeps cold water and air out of the ear canal, but allows for conversation and hearing while in the ear.

Occupational Plugs


Ideal for high-noise industrial environments.

Custom Ear Buds


For use with any bud/button style earphones.

DefendEar 1

DefendEar 1:

Amplification for situational awareness, as well as noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.

DefendEar 2

DefendEar 2:

Offers two modes, game, which is optimized for intermittent shots, and clay mode, which is optimized for continued shots.

DefendEar Hunter

DefendEar Hunter:

Offers standard digital features and provides protection in windy environments.