Improving the Quality of Life Through Better Hearing
in the 4-Corners Area for Over 20 Years!

892 Cottonwood Street, Suite 2, Cortez, CO 81321
Also Serving Monticello and Blanding, UT

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Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30- 4:30

Hearing Protection

Most people encounter loud noise every day. We recommend hearing protection for those whose occupations or avocations expose them to loud noise whether continuously or in bursts. Some of the more common needs for hearing protection include hunting, music and motorsports. People also use hearing protection in the form of earplugs for swimming, sleeping and surfing. There are a number of different types of protection available, including custom options to physically fit your ear better and meet your needs.

Having the right hearing protection is one of the critical steps you can take to protect your hearing. Let’s look at some of the products designed for this purpose:

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


These offer selective hearing frequencies that help anyone in loud music environments. They are ideal for bartenders and waiters, musicians, technicians and anyone in venues continually.

Swim Plugs


These are designed to help protect the middle ear from continual exposure to water. Surfers are likely to encounter high impacts with water. Ear protection in water helps protect against sand and other particles entering the air canal.

Sleep Plugs


Many people have trouble sleeping due to sensitivity to noise. Earplugs for sleep are very comfortable and help if someone snores.

Motorsport Plugs


Individuals in this activity tend to be immersed in loud environments. Whether at a racetrack or out on a four-wheeler, enthusiasts should protect their hearing. Earplugs can be worn and removed easily. Ear protection in the form of earphones is also appropriate for most applications.

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


These earbuds attach to regular earbuds and form a shield against high noise levels.

DefendEar 1

DefendEar 1:

  • Amplification for situational awareness.
  • Noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.
DefendEar 2

DefendEar 2:

  • Game mode: Optimized for intermittent shots.
  • Clay mode: Optimized for continued shots.
DefendEar Hunter

DefendEar Hunter:

  • Normal mode: provides standard Digital 1 features. 
  • Wind Reduction mode: Ideal for shooting in windy conditions.

When considering different types of ear protection, the audiologists at Montezuma Hearing Clinic are well-versed in helping you find the right solution for your specific needs. With custom-fit options to provide protection for any hobby you enjoy, take your hearing health seriously and schedule an appointment to learn more about solutions today.