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Ear, Nose and Throat of Western New England Offer Musicians Earplugs

Musicians Earplugs make playing music a much more enjoyable experience, especially for the eardrums.

Musicians Earplugs make playing music a much more enjoyable experience, especially for the eardrums.

    SILVER SPRING, MD, April 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hearing loss-there isn't just one type. There are actually three types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural and mixed.

"Exposure to loud noises can cause sensorineural hearing loss. In most cases, this type of hearing loss can't be medically or surgically corrected. One minute of intense 'impulse' sound can cause permanent hearing loss. In Springfield, we offer the most advanced treatments and technology for our patients because that's not a chance we want them to take. And one hobby/career that increases the chance of sensorineural hearing loss is music," explains Cynthia Beauregard, Audiologist.

Approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Wearing headphones, attending loud concerts and playing in a band are three recreational activities that increase the risk of hearing loss. If music becomes a career move or central part of a person's lifestyle, he/she needs to take precaution.

What's a musician to do? At Ear, Nose & Throat of Western New England, patients can inquire about Musicians Earplugs. What are Musicians Earplugs? They are custom-fit earplugs, but they aren't just ordinary earplugs. Musicians Earplugs are high fidelity, which means they reproduce sounds but at a lower level. This doesn't affect the quality of the sound-the earplugs still create an even, clear note.

Since Musicians Earplugs reduce the noise levels; it also reduces the risk of hearing damage. And the earplugs accommodate for multiple situations: airshows, parades, athletic events, concerts and other noise venues.

Musicians and music enthusiasts can enjoy the quality and full experience of music without the repercussions. Let the music ring out, but don't let your ears ring.

Musicians Earplugs still offer the highest fidelity of any earplugs available on the market right now.

"ETYMTIC has put 20 years of research and development into Musicians Earplugs. Since they are custom-fit, a patient will need ear impressions. And they can only be acquired through a certified hearing professional," says Dr. Alison Cavanaugh.

To schedule a hearing loss exam in Springfield, call (413) 732-7426. Go to for more information about hearing aids and earplugs.

About Ear, Nose & Throat of Western New England:
The team of professionals at Ear, Nose & Throat of Western New England, LLC, have top credentials and promise the best quality healthcare. Their otolaryngologists are all board certified and have spent years honing their craft and establishing trusting relationships with patients.

Media Contact:
Maureen Gallo
Ear, Nose & Throat of Western New England
100 Wason Avenue, Suite 100 (Springfield office)
Springfield, MA 01107
(413) 732-7426

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