Asheville: 1863 Hendersonville Rd., Suite 121 Asheville, NC 28803
Hendersonville: 132 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Committed to providing high quality hearing healthcare

Hearing Protection

Disposable earplugs provide the most basic protection available to its wearers. More protection is always better and that is why The Hearing Guy provides access to advanced options. Hearing loss will enter irreversible territory without proper protection. Custom variants of earplugs are safe to use in light personal and heavy professional routines. 

Earmolds and earplugs

Custom options fit the ears they were designed for. This is the best option and can solve issues with earplugs leaving gaps with irregular canals. Custom variants are more comfortable to wear for multiple hours, and won’t pop out at inconvenient times. Certain earplug features won’t provide 100 percent protection without a custom fit. Custom earmolds are mandatory for new hearing aids with a prescription. Professionals will pair the patient with options that are beneficial for the current hearing aid, hearing loss type and ear shape. 

Musicians’ earplugs and monitors

In music, the different levels of sound have comfortable lows and ear-piercing highs. Musicians are surrounded by sound levels that can damage their ears. Musicians’ earplugs solve this problem by providing protection for the ears without diluting the quality of the music. Built-in protective hardware balances out all sound levels and is even adjustable on the fly with easy customization. In-ear monitors are slightly different and work outside of the studio for loud concert settings. It is a two-part wireless system that lets musicians hear the music exactly as the crowd hears it. This is a replacement for wedge monitors, offering a superior sound experience in a busy setting. 

Hearing Protection Products We Offer

Loud impact sounds happen suddenly, with the potential to do long-term damage. Over time, this can turn into problematic ENT health issues. Hearing protection is available to prevent this by using specialized earplugs to block out harmful sound. Custom-fit earplugs come with extra features based on the type of environment they are meant for.  

Sleep: Blocks out snoring sounds from a partner or distracting sounds in the bedroom

Hunting: The DefendEar series uses adjustable attenuators that automatically react to gunfire

Motorsports: Protects ears from wind buffeting when traveling at high speeds

Swimming: Keeps water out of the ears and includes a floating feature to prevent the earplugs from getting lost

Custom: Works with generic and brand-name earbuds and is tailored to your specific ear anatomy and protection needs

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.