Why Hearing Protection Is So Important

Hearing loss happens for many reasons, one of the most common being exposure to loud noise (noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL). Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (dB; the sound of an idling bulldozer) can cause permanent, irreparable hearing loss. To give you perspective, hearing professionals consider exposure to loud music, either live or through headphones, to be particularly dangerous with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 dB. This is where hearing protection, like earplugs, comes in.

While hearing loss is irreversible, that doesn’t mean it’s not preventable.

For Hunters and Sports Enthusiasts

The Hunter Passive is for hunting environments where a low number of shots are fired. It utilizes small orifice non-linear acoustic filters, and a low NRR of 4 allows for awareness of game and tracking dog sounds, as well as easier communication with hunting/shooting partners.

For Musicians

Westone Audio products are in a league of their own designed by and for musicians. Engineered for accuracy, universal monitors provide sound signatures for all genres and music lovers. Our custom in-ear monitors have been praised by musical icons for decades. Hear your music in the way that industry leaders, audio connoisseurs, and loyal patrons have been captivated.

For Music Lovers

The multiple award-winning, Westone Audio W Series features six balanced-armature drivers and a 3-way passive crossover. Engineered to deliver a very balanced, powerful, and articulate sound stage, the W60 delivers breathtaking and immersive sound that makes the most out of any recorded, mastered music or audio.