Electronic Earplugs

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Custom Electronic Ears
Designed for hunters and shooters who need amplification as well as hearing protection. All Electronic Ear products include Wind Noise Reduction and eliminate feedback providing the most comfortable and state-of-the art hearing protection on the market today.

  • Designed to provide you with superior wind noise reduction, providing clarity in situations that matter most
  • Eliminates annoying feedback or noise to ensure a virtually whistle free experience
  • Compact and easy to wear throughout the day, unlike bulky and uncomfortable earmuffs or earplugs

 

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BTE Electronic Ears
Worn behind the ear, the Electronic Ear BTE weighs less than 1.4 oz. and features a low-battery indicator tone. Conforming eartips create a comfortable seal while providing superb attenuation properties.

  • Designed to provide you with superior wind noise reduction, providing clarity in situations that matter most
  • Eliminates annoying feedback or noise to ensure a virtually whistle free experience
  • Compact and easy to wear throughout the day, unlike bulky and uncomfortable earmuffs or earplugs

 

Non-Electronic Custom Earplugs

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Full Shell Custom Plugs with Acoustic Filters
Custom fit earplugs with acoustic filters provide outstanding noise protection for a variety of recreational and occupational environments while allowing you to carry on conversation. The corded option allows wearers to place the plugs over their necks when they’re not in use.
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Full Shell Solid Plugs
Custom fit solid earplugs provide outstanding noise protection for a variety of recreational and occupational environments. The corded option allows wearers to place the plugs over their necks when they’re not in use.
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Sleeping Earplugs
The sleeping earplug is available in different styles including completely-in-the-canal (CIC) and in-the-canal (ITC). It also includes a pull string for easy removal. The perfect complement to the perfect night’s rest, our sleeping earplug is soft enough to provide a comfortable sleep while effortlessly diffusing background noise.
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AquaSeal Swim Earpieces
Originally designed for use while surface swimming or showering to prevent moisture from entering the ear canal. Swim molds are a healthy and effective way to minimize the chance for ear infections and keep most water from entering the ear. Available in a variety of different colors and color combinations, with added options such as handles, cords or a combination of both.
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Motorcyclists Earpieces
Designed primarily for motorcyclists to wear under a helmet to help eliminate wind noise, the 4RT is made in our soft vinyl material and features a hollow canal style for greatest comfort. Low profile, canal style earpieces feature a handy removal filament.
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Musicians Molds
Custom Musician molds offer good attenuation, but also tend to muffle the sound. So do compressible foam plugs. Etymotic Research has developed earplugs that address this problem. Musicians will find the ER-9 and ER-15 attenuators useful in reducing discomfort without sacrificing clarity and the ER-25 attenuator is even more useful to percussionists and rock musicians.

With the ER-9, ER-15, or the ER-25 Musician’s Earplugs:

  • Sound quality is clearer and more natural.
  • Fidelity of original sound is preserved
  • Fatigue associated with noise exposure is reduced
  • The world doesn’t sound muffled

 

Personal Custom Earpieces

Attaches to the earbuds provided with Portable radios, Cells phones, MP3 players etc. The earphone is pressure fit into the mold and provides increased comfort as compared with the ear buds normally supplied with such devices.

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Earpieces for Dentists

  • Help protect your hearing
  • Allow you to communicate with your patients
  • Prevent noise fatigue
  • Prevent loss of hearing
  • Promote hearing health
  • Help protect your hearing while allowing you to communicate with your patients
  • Dentistry Offices
  • Dentists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Technicians
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Other Personal Custom Earpieces
Attaches to the earbuds provided with Portable radios, Cells phones, MP3 players etc. The earphone is pressure fit into the mold and provides increased comfort as compared with the ear buds normally supplied with such devices.
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Impact Sport

  • Sleek, extremely low profile earcup design allows for full clearance of firearm stock
  • Automatic 4 hour shut-off increases battery life
  • AUX jack connects to MP3 players and scanners
  • Automatically shuts off loud impulse noise to a safe 82dB while amplifying conversation and range commands
  • Convenient folding design for easy storage
  • One single power and volume control knob
  • Air Flow Control™ technology
  • Black leatherette headband with sporty hunter green earcups
  • Water resistant
  • Easy access to the external battery compartment
  • 2 AAA batteries included

 

FAQ

Definitions

What is hearing protection?
Hearing protection refers to equipment and systems that protect hearing from dangerously loud noise.

What is attenuation (SNR, NRR)?
Attenuation is a general term that refers to any reduction in the strength of a signal. In the case of audio therefore, attenuation is the reducing (or dampening) of sound. The amount or degree of attenuation is most often expressed using units called decibels (dBs).

 

Hearing Issues

Why is hearing protection important?
Loud noise is dangerous and the impact it can have on a person’s hearing is irreversible. Exposing your ears to a 100 dB (decibel) noise – i.e. the noise levels of industrial equipment or an MP3 player at full volume – damages the inner ear, even if experienced for just 15 minutes. Working unprotected in loud environments for several hours at a time is even more risky.

The problem is simple: once destroyed, the microscopic hair cells of the inner ear do not grow back. Neither can these crucial tiny hairs be artificially recreated by any medical process.

The consequence is permanent hearing loss and a highly frustrating ringing in the ears (tinnitus). And the negative effects don’t stop there. In addition to reduced hearing capability, the consequences of exposure to noise include: stress and nervousness; reduced concentration and quality of sleep; degraded performance and productivity; increased risk of workplace accidents; difficulty to communicate; feeling of isolation; increased medical expenses.
 
What are some real-life examples of different decibel (dB) noise levels?


Decibel sound levels range widely; from the ‘comfortable to hear’ rustling of leaves at just 20 dB (decibels), to annoying sounds such as road traffic (70 dB), potentially damaging sounds such as 90 dB trucks and, further still, gun shot and jet engine sounds (130-150 dB).

Acoustic trauma and sustained exposure to noise are serious causes of hearing loss. Loud sounds can and do damage hearing, with the damage often undetected until it’s too late.

Exposure to excessive noise during work or leisure activities can increase a person’s risk of hearing loss and potentially worsen a pre-existing hearing problem. Continuous exposure to 85 decibels (dB) can have a detrimental effect on your hearing. Take for example, the noise of a street with constant heavy traffic. If the exposure to loud noise lasts for an extended period of time, the cells responsible for our sense of hearing will be irreversibly damaged. Doctors consider exposure to loud music, such as a rock concert or via headphones, to be particularly dangerous since the sound intensity can sometimes reach 110 – 120 dB. The traumatic effect of a sudden loud sound, like an explosion, can also permanently damage hearing.

Other activities that may cause hearing loss over time include: use of a personal radio/CD player/stereo at a high volume; use of firearms; operating heavy machinery; use of power tools. The good news is that the noise in these cases is usually easily managed by turning down the volume or by wearing hearing protection. Federal regulations govern allowable noise levels in the workplace, as well as the employer’s role in providing ear protection. More information on this subject can be found at OSHA. In addition to using ear protection, those who are regularly exposed to noise should have their hearing tested regularly.

Certain medications are toxic to the ear. If you have a hearing loss, be sure to inform your doctor of your condition before beginning any new medications. There may be instances where other medications that are not toxic to the ear can be substituted.
 
How loud is too loud?
A general rule of thumb is if you have to raise your voice to be heard over the music/noise, it is too loud. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, noises above 85 dB can cause hearing damage.
 
Ear protection
Since there is no cure for noise-induced hearing loss, prevention is the sensible alternative. Modern devices which protect your hearing such as commercially available earplugs or custom-made earmolds with various filter systems, can give effective protection against noise.
 
If you are exposed to continuous noise in your leisure activities or at work, contact us for advice on the latest hearing protection methods that will benefit and best suit your needs.