The big booms are almost here! Is your dog prepared? The perfect earplug for fireworks does exist and there is no better time to get them than now. These dog earplugs help to protect your dog’s hearing and help them to feel calmer. How do these dog earplugs work? Let’s explore the design and science behind them.
Why Dogs Need Earplugs
You may be wondering why dogs would even need an earplug for fireworks. Whether or not you are a fan of fireworks, your dog likely does not enjoy them. Dogs (no matter what size or breed) are often found shaking and hiding from those big booms. The very loud sound of the fireworks is a big part of the problem.
A human’s hearing works differently than a dog’s hearing. The purpose of a human’s hearing is mostly to be able to hear and communicate with other humans. A dog’s hearing, on the other hand, is geared toward being able to hunt small prey in the wilderness.
A dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than a human’s hearing. Thus, it can be damaged more easily than human hearing can be. Things that are loud to us are even louder to our dogs. Therefore, dogs need a perfect earplug for fireworks.
It’s All About The Design
Dogs should not wear human earplugs. Why not? The shape of their ear canal is different than ours as humans. A human ear canal is fairly short and straight. A dog’s ear canal is longer and L-shaped.
CrittEar Calm dog earplugs are the perfect earplug for fireworks! They are long and cylindrical, which perfectly fits a dog’s L-shaped ear canal. Our dog earplugs are made of a super soft, medical grade memory foam, which is easily shaped to conform correctly to any individual dog’s ear canal. They are super easy to clean and disinfect so that they can be used repeatedly.
Proper insertion is very important, but simple. You can find our guide to proper insertion here.
The Science Behind A Perfect Earplug For Fireworks
A dog’s hearing is amazing! Humans can hear sounds as quiet as 0 dB. According to the American Kennel Club (source), dogs can hear sounds that are as quiet as -15 dB! Those are sounds that humans can’t even come close to hearing. Dogs can also hear pitches that are as high pitched as 47,000-65,000 Hz. Humans can only hear up to about 20,000 Hz.
CrittEar earplugs keep a dog’s amazing hearing in mind. Dog’s ears are super sensitive! Anything over 85 dB (source) can cause damage to your dog’s hearing. With a Noise Reduction Rating of 31 dB, our dog earplugs help to buffer down loud noises that could be hurting your dog’s hearing to 31 dB, or the level of a quiet conversation. A dog can’t fear what they can’t hear. Our dog earplugs not only protect your dog’s hearing from damage, but they also help to calm your dog.
Keeping Your Dog’s Hearing Safe All Summer Long
Congratulations on finding the perfect earplug for fireworks! CrittEar Calm dog earplugs are also great for buffering down loud sounds such as:
- Lawn mowers
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Loud Music
- Construction vehicles
These are only some of the sounds that our dog earplugs can help with. Your dog’s summer is covered with CrittEar Calm dog earplugs. Help keep your dog calm during the fireworks and so much more!