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Our practice locations will be temporarily closed due to concerns with COVID-19. We have staff in another location ready to answer your call. We are keeping up with all state and local regulations and will keep you posted on changes as things progress. We want to thank you all for being patients of Manna Audiology Hearing Center. We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy through this pandemic. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Hearing Protection

Did you know that nearly 24% of adults ages 20-69 that have had their hearing tested have audiograms that suggest noise-induced hearing loss? Don’t be just another statistic. Wear custom hearing protection from Manna Audiology Hearing Center and save your hearing.

Noise-induced hearing loss

Exposure to noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize they are losing their hearing because it happens so gradually. Even if you don’t work in an industrial setting, your hearing can be damaged by noise from other sources such as:

  • Power tools
  • Lawnmowers
  • Motor engines
  • Firearms
  • Concerts
  • Leaf Blowers
  • ATVs

The list goes on and on. Protect your hearing now so you will have it later. Custom hearing protection in the form of earplugs and earmolds is comfortable for extended wear and provides superior protection.

Hunting hearing protection

Whether you hunt game or skeet or just enjoy shooting, every discharge puts your hearing at risk of damage. Once sound damages the hair cells in your cochlea, they are damaged beyond repair, which also impacts your hearing ability. 

Specialized earplugs and earmolds for hunters and firearm enthusiasts protect your hearing while keeping your special needs in mind. Some models feature an attenuator to suppress the sound of gunfire only when you pull the trigger. Others actually amplify background noise, so you hear game better while simultaneously filtering out damaging levels of decibels. 

Sports hearing protection

North Carolina provides many opportunities for outdoor fun. However, if you swim, canoe, kayak, ride ATVs or dirt bikes, you need protection for your ears. 
Water from our area’s lakes and streams can cause ear infections. Frequent ear infections can lead to permanent damage to the interior structures of your ears. Special earplugs and earmolds keep water and wind out while still allowing you to hear sound. Some models even float!
The sound of ATV and dirt bike motors is exhilarating, but it is also damaging. Many off the shelf hearing protection devices don’t fit well under the helmet. Trust Manna Audiology Hearing Center to fit you with custom devices that suppress sound while fitting comfortably under your helmet. 

Musician’s hearing protection

Like hunter’s musicians have very special hearing needs. Instruments and amplification can produce damaging levels of decibels at every practice session and performance. This isn’t just a problem for professionals. If you play for pleasure or perform with your church band, you are placing your hearing at risk as well.
Specially designed earplugs and molds allow you to hear your own voice or instrument naturally without distorting the quality of the sound. 
In-ear monitors let you hear the music and the audience, without the damaging effects of amplification.

Talk to Manna Audiology Hearing Center about your hearing protection needs. 

Hearing Protection 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.