What is the smallest muscle in the human body? It is they stapedius in the ear. This is a tiny strip of muscle which stabilises the ossicles. These are the tiny bones which conduct sound from the ear drum to the inner ear. This is where the sound energy is converted into nerve signals which the brain can understand. The stapedius contracts and reduces vibration of the ossicles in response to a sound.
This is why when you speak noises around you appear quieter. One of the main reasons this happens is to protect you from loud noises. When you shout the stapedius contracts, protecting you from deafness. It also contracts in response to loud noises such as bomb blastsor a pneumatic drill. This might give you some protection but in these situations probably not enough to save your hearing. It also explains why your children can shout in your ear and find it funny but you get a headache.
It is very important to protect yourself in situations where you are exposed to very loud noises by wearing a pair of well fitted earplugs. Without this you may suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, this is associated with tinnitus and so is well worth avoiding.
ZenPlugs moulded earplugs are very comfortable and fit extremely well. This gives you exceptional protection against hearing loss in situations where you may be at risk. The included antibacterial compound helps to keep your ears safe from infections. The supplied lanyard makes the product much easier to find and harder to lose.
If you are a motorcyclist or drive a vintage sports car you are at high risk of noise induced hearing loss. Protect yourself by wearing ZenPlugs on a regular basis. They are more cost-effective in the long run as they can be used many times, making their cost per use far less than other types.