A customer recently asked:
I was just wondering if you offer a service that could provide corporate custom fit ear plugs to our employees?
We offer four levels of support for groups who need custom ear plugs:
- The simplest alternative we offer is the Sonolab Instant Fit system custom ear plugs. With these, you make a set of custom ear plugs any time and anywhere you need them. It takes about 10 minutes and the system is automatic, simple, safe, and effective, and requires only minimal “training” to be effective. Cost for these is around $100 per set. These give you just one option for the kind of ear plugs you can get, but this is the simplest way to get top quality custom ear plugs, with no guesswork.
- At the low end, we offer diy custom ear plug kits. These rely on the “hand pack” method, and so the quality varies depending on who is making their own plugs and how adept they are at doing so. Each individual makes their own. These cost around $10 per set.
- Moving up to a more complex system, we offer lab made custom ear plugs. With this system, you can use our diy impression kits to make your own impressions on site, or you can contract with a local audiologist to have them come make the impressions, or send your employees to a local office. Once the impressions are made, you send them to us and we process them into final ear plugs, which we return to you. This system works best when you have a local staff person who becomes trained to make the impressions. The cost is around $150 per pair. This approach gives you the widest latitude in the kinds of ear plugs you can get, but is the most trouble, and the most expensive.
- Our fourth method is to use our OCEPS system, in which you designate a local staff person to make custom ear plugs right on site. Once you have your staff person trained (by a local audiologist or EENT—which takes just an hour or so) we provide all the supplies you need, and the cost is around $10 per set of custom ear plugs.
It isn't as hard as you might think to get your entire team fitted with custom ear plugs. There are solutions available for almost any budget. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about custom hearing protection, the custom molding process, or anything else earplug-related!
Until next time, be safe and do the right thing.
Tom Bergman, Vice President
Ear Plug Superstore