Do your ears and yourself a favor, and protect them at all costs! While this goes without saying for various work environments and hobbies such as air shows or motorbike events, it's essential to follow specific guidelines when protecting our hearing. For example: misusing earplugs could lead to damage to the eardrum! To avoid damaging your delicate sense of sound (or silence), be sure you know how to use these devices properly before attending any loud event.

Do: Custom Hearing Protection

Earplugs are an essential part of daily life for some people. They can protect you from noise and also help create the perfect sleep environment if worn during rest time. There is nothing worse than not being able to hear or fall asleep due to various noises so that earplugs can be used as an excellent masking agent for these sounds!

The process is simple

Custom hearing protection involves talking to your hearing instrument specialist, taking impressions that will mold perfectly into the shape of one's ears. It takes about five days in total, but then they'll last forever because there won't be any deterioration over time like with regular plugs, which may require replacement after six months at most, depending on how often they're used.

Don't: Neglect Cleaning Your Ears

Earwax is the most effective cleaning agent when it comes to keeping your ears clean. This means that often, you don't need to do much cleaning on your own! However, earplugs can interfere with this process. So, hearing instrument specialists recommend avoiding wearing them too frequently if they are not necessary for things like wax migration to work as intended.

Do: Always Look for the Noise Reduction Ratings

Earplugs come in varying levels of sound reduction, and it's important to match the rating with your needs. For example, if you're a light sleeper who wants some relief from loud sounds at night while sleeping or studying, then an earplug that blocks out 20 decibels is sufficient for most people.

But if noise keeps you up all night long when traveling on planes or trains – like I have been known to do – opt for something even higher than this number because anything below 30dB won't be enough for complete silence!

Don't: Insert Earplugs Without Thinking About It

There are various things you need to be aware of when using foam earplugs. First, make sure they're not inserted too far into your ears because this can reduce the benefits that come with hearing protection and cause discomfort as well. Second, do not use these if you have a ruptured eardrum or any infection (if it's still hurting after 24 hours) – otherwise, go ahead!

Finally, it would help to store them in their original case to stay clean and dry between uses. Even though most types only last about four to five months before needing replacement, storing them properly will keep them effective for more extended periods without having to buy new ones more often than necessary.