Hearing Protection

Whether on the job or at leisure, your daily activities can put your hearing at risk. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss. Over 30 million workers are exposed to excessive noise in the workplace and 50% of people 12-35 use personal listening devices at hearing damaging levels. But, protecting your hearing from noise is easy and comfortable with custom solutions from Country Roads Audiology & Hearing Aid Center.

Custom earplugs

Custom earplugs are made from a mold of your ear canal. They are worn in the canal and provide comfortable protection for hours of use. This type of hearing protection can be made from different types of material. They generally are fitted with a small handle or cord that makes it easy to remove the earplug.
Earplugs can be worn for noise protection, wind or water protection or just to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Custom earmolds

Like custom earplugs, custom earmolds are made from a mold of your ear. They are worn at the top of the canal in the bowl of the ear. There are full-shell and half-shell styles available. Custom earmolds provide some of the highest levels of protection available today.
Electronic earmolds can amplify background noise while suppressing damaging levels of noise. These are perfect for hunters and other firearms enthusiasts. Earmolds can be fitted to be worn over earbud headphones and under pilot headsets.

Musicians earplugs and monitors

Virginia has a rich musical heritage and the state is filled with musicians and music lovers. However, amplified voices and instruments can damage hearing. So, whether you work in a night club, enjoy one of the many music festivals, or perform on a professional or amateur basis, you need hearing protection.
Country Roads Audiology & Hearing Aid Center understands your special need to reduce the decibel levels without distorting the sound. We custom make special earplugs that can reduce the sound level, earmolds with attenuators to allow sound through safely and in-ear monitors to replace monitors on stage. Each solution is tailored to your needs and protects your hearing as well as your ability to perform and enjoy music.

Hearing Protection Products We Offer Include:

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.