Earplugs for tinnitus, does it help?

Earplugs for tinnitus, does it help?

Otoplastics can help reduce the symptoms of tinnitus in some cases, especially if the tinnitus is caused or exacerbated by noise exposure. Otoplastics are custom-made hearing protectors designed to protect the ear from harmful noise levels, while still being comfortable to wear. They can be effective in reducing noise exposure, which can be an important factor in controlling or reducing tinnitus.

How they may help worsen tinnitus:

  • By reducing the amount of sound reaching the inner ear, otoplastics can help reduce the risk of worsening tinnitus.
  • Regular exposure to high noise levels can worsen hearing damage and tinnitus. Otoplastics offer a preventive measure against further damage.
  • Since otoplastics are custom-made, they offer a better fit and protection specifically tailored to the user, which can contribute to a more effective reduction of tinnitus symptoms in noisy environments.

Note. They mainly help prevent getting worse. There is no known cure for tinnitus.


Why is there no solution for tinnitus?

While otoplastics can be effective in the reducing the impact of noise, it is important to note that they do not directly address the underlying cause of tinnitus. They are mainly effective as a preventive measure or as a means of managing symptoms in noisy conditions.

Before proceeding with otoplastics for tinnitus, it is advisable to seek advice from a medical specialist such as a ENT specialist or an audiologist. They can make a detailed diagnosis and advise on the best treatment strategy for your specific situation.

In summary, otoplastics can be a useful tool in managing tinnitus, especially when the tinnitus is related to noise exposure. However, it is essential to seek professional medical advice to ensure that the approach suits your individual needs and circumstances.

The workplace is often the source that leads to tinnitus

Preventing tinnitus in the workplace is especially important in environments where noise exposure is a risk. Implementing a combination of personal and organisational measures can be effective in reducing this risk.

What you can do:

  • Always wear custom-made otoplastics or universal hearing protectors in noisy environments. Make sure they fit properly and are used correctly.
  • Try to limit the time spent in noisy environments, especially if the noise level is above 85 dB.


What your employer can do:

  • Employers should implement noise management programmes aimed at reducing noise exposure in the workplace.
  • Carry out regular noise measurements to assess whether noise levels are within safe limits and take action if necessary.
  • Provide regular training and education for workers on the risks of noise exposure and the proper use of hearing protection.
  • Adapt machinery and equipment with noise-reducing technologies or use sound-absorbing materials around noisy areas.
  • Create rest areas where workers can recover from noise exposure and rest their ears.
  • Implement a rotation system to minimise individual workers' noise exposure.


Wondering what the ARBO says about this? We already wrote an article about that: This is what the ARBO says about hearing protection

It is important for both employers and employees to be proactive in preventing tinnitus by creating a safe working environment and taking personal responsibility for hearing protection. By implementing these measures, risks of hearing damage and tinnitus can be significantly reduced.



Ronell fully assists in the field of hearing protection

Our method, which starts with an accurate noise measurement on the shop floor to identify peak volumes, allows us to develop a customised hearing protection solution offer that is precisely tailored to the specific needs of a working environment.

The use of personal ear impressions for the manufacture of otoplastics in our in-house 3D laboratory provides a perfect fit, which is crucial for effective hearing protection.

The ability to regulate volume by frequency through specifically chosen filters, together with personal adaptations such as a handle, a lanyard, and a detection ball, makes our products not only effective, but also user-friendly and suitable for various working environments.

Our commitment to aftercare, such as personal delivery on the shop floor, employee instruction, support training, and free leak tests within two years, shows something about our commitment to customer satisfaction and long-term hearing protection.

For companies, factories, and government organisations throughout the Netherlands, we offer comprehensive hearing protection solutions specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of your work environment. Our approach not only guarantees protection against hearing damage, but also contributes significantly to increasing your employees' awareness and education about the crucial importance of hearing protection.

Choosing high-quality, custom-made hearing protection from Ronell is an investment in the health and productivity of your employees, which undeniably benefits the effectiveness and success of your organisation as a whole.

Doing something about it today

Faced with the serious consequences of tinnitus and other forms of hearing damage, we strongly advise companies and organisations to contact us for a thorough assessment of their hearing protection needs.