Hearing Protection

Hearing Science of the Foothills offers complete hearing care. Whether you have hearing loss or not, we can help you keep the hearing you have.

Custom earmold and earplugs are made to fit the contours of your ears for hours of comfortable protection. Special earplugs for musicians and in-ear monitors fill the special hearing needs for amateur and professional musicians.

The hearing instrument specialist will match your hearing protection needs with the technology available to ensure you get the best protection possible.

Custom earmolds

If your job or hobby subjects you to noise, you should wear hearing protection to guard against hearing loss.

Custom earmolds are made from a cast of your ear. The casting process is painless and takes less than 30 minutes. From this cast, earmolds in a variety of colors and types are made. There are earmolds that are solid, while others are made of soft material.

Full-shell earmolds fill the entire bowl of the ear and are worn for protection in high-level noise situations. Half-shell earmolds protect in mid-level noise situations. Some earmolds feature an attenuator that allows safe levels of noise (such as conversation) to be heard while blocking damaging levels of noise.

Custom earplugs

Custom earplugs are worn in the ear canal. Like custom earmolds, they are made from a cast of your ear canal. The process is the same as casting the bowl of the ear.

From this cast, earplugs are made in a variety of materials. Some earplugs are made to block water or wind as well as protect from noise. These are perfect for swimmers or surfers. Other earplugs are perfect for those who work in a noisy environment, like flight attendants or bartenders.

Some earplugs are just designed to help you create a quiet environment for sleeping.

Talk to Hearing Science of the Foothills about your needs, and we’ll match you with the perfect custom solution.

Musician earplugs and in-ear monitors

Professional and amateur musical artists have special hearing needs. The sound of instruments or amplified voices over time puts hearing at risk. But you must be able to hear clearly to perform your best.

Fortunately for Pasadena area musicians, Hearing Science of the Foothills fits earplugs designed especially for musicians. They will not distort or muffle sounds. Instead, they lower the decibel level, so you hear the same tone, just at a safer level.

For musicians that perform with electronic amplification, in-ear musicians monitors replace stage monitors. You hear the music without the sound of the crowd and without damaging amplification. You perform your best because you hear clearly and safely at every performance or practice session.

Hearing Loss Prevention Products We Offer:

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.