1. Handling the Holidays with Hearing Loss

    Holidays with Hearing Loss

    Holidays can be some of the loneliest times of the year for those managing hearing loss. In this blog we'll focus on a few ways to handle the holidays with hearing loss so you can still enjoy every special moment and feel as part of the group as everyone else.

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  2. Elite Digital Scan: Ear Impressions A Whole New Way

    The technological advancement that has had the most impact on manufacturing custom-fit products for the human ear is 3D modeling and printing technologies. The ability to digitally scan an impression or scan the ear and then use that information to model an earpiece in virtual space has given us the control and precision we could only have dreamed about years ago.

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  3. Protect Your Ears This Hunting Season with the DefendEar DigitalX

    Hunting Blog

    Hunting season has begun, and we're sure many of you can't wait to get out opening weekend. Before you head to the woods (or the range), it's important to make sure you have all the right gear. Appropriate clothes, good boots, safety glasses, and hunter orange. One thing you might miss, though, is hearing protection. Keep reading to learn why hunting and hearing protection go hand-in-hand, and to learn more about our DefendEar™ DigitalX line, perfect for recreational shooting and hunting.

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  4. Ear Impressions: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

    Good, Bad, Ugly Impression

    One of the first steps in creating quality custom-fit earpieces is taking an ear impression - and not just any ear impression, but a good one. So what makes a good impression? A bad one? Or a plain ol’ ugly one? Let’s dive into what makes an impression great, and what to do to avoid sending in an impression that just won’t cut it.

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  5. Noise Reduction Rating: What It Is and Why It Matters


    We all know wearing hearing protection is important for the longevity of your hearing. But did you know certain types of hearing protection are more effective than others? A little something called the Noise Reduction Rating, or NRR, can give you some insight into how effective a hearing protection device is compared to how loud the sounds are around you. Let's dive a bit deeper into NRR.

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  6. What are the different types of hearing loss?

    Different Types of Hearing Loss

    When we think of hearing loss, we usually think of noise-induced hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises over time. But not all hearing loss is the same. Let's take a look into the different types of hearing loss, how it affects the ear, and what we can do about it.

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  7. Avoid Swimmer's Ear This Summer with Westone AquaNot and Surfer Swim Plugs

    How to Avoid Swimmer's Ear

    Summer means beach trips, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, and ultimately, swimming. While hanging out in the water is one of the best ways to spend summer afternoons, your ears can get infected if not properly dried and protected. Swimmer's ear is common during the summer months. But did you know there are several easy ways to prevent this painful infection? Keep reading to learn how.

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  8. Fireworks and Hearing Loss: What You Need to Know

    Fireworks and Hearing Loss

    There's something special about the Fourth of July. It's summertime, everyone's barbecuing, red, white, and blue is everywhere. Plus, when the sun goes down, it's time for the main event: fireworks. This may be the highlight of the holiday, but for your ears, it's a different story. Fireworks can actually damage your hearing, leading to permanent hearing loss. Learn how to stay safe and still enjoy the fireworks show this holiday weekend.

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  9. Active vs. Passive Hearing Protection

    Active vs. Passive Preview Image

    Within today’s hearing protection industry, there are hundreds if not thousands of different products available to consumers which are all designed for one specific purpose and one purpose only: protecting users’ hearing! From custom-fit earplugs, to universal-fit foam inserts, to military-grade earmuffs and everything in-between, there is a wide and vast supply of various hearing protection devices for practically any type of situation where people’s hearing may be at risk. Despite all the differences between all the diverse types of hearing protection available on today’s market however, the vast majority of hearing protection products are primarily sorted into just two distinct categories: Active or Passive hearing protection.

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  10. Westone Laboratories, Inc. announces the sale of Westone Audio, LLC to Lucid Audio, LLC.

    Westone Audio Sale

    Westone Laboratories, Inc. announces the sale of Westone Audio, LLC to Lucid Audio, LLC.

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