Hearing Questions & Answers
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Will I be able to hear when wearing solid ear protectors?
The main pathway for
sound to travel through the ear is via the outer ear canal. Sound
is also transmitted to the auditory nerve (inner ear) through
bone conduction and through the eustation tubes. As a result,
if the outer ear is blocked you should be able to hear. See
how the ear works.
considerations should I make for ear protection if I wear a helmet?
Usually most users
request a filter when driving a motor vehicle and they also choose
to have no handles or cords on their devices.
ear protectors designed for sleeping or meditation different from
the usual customized ear plugs?
Yes. We usually design
the canal shorter and recess the exterior portion of the mold
so it does not interfere with head movement.
types of modifications can I request when ordering hearing enhancement
The basic units described
in our marketing materials and Web site can be modified to enhance
wireless radio/telephone communications. Some of our clients who
need hearing enhancement only request we vent their molds to reduce
the effects of hearing their own voices louder.
your lab keep my impressions?
No. It would be impossible
to keep these on file. We do, however, return impressions or ear
investments to most consumers ordering our high-grade electronic
is the difference between testimonials and lab studies?
Remember, most testimonials
or articles express the feelings or beliefs about a product or
service. They are not to be confused with registered lab studies
that provide documentation about the performance of a product.
We recommend documented research be the consumers first priority
as hearing is a one-way trip. Stay away from gimmicks and
DO NOT SHOP PRICE when you evaluate your hearing protection needs.
should I consider when choosing color?
Vibrant colors are
used for minimizing loss. Choose skin tones to reduce visibility
such as in a band, TV, video production, security, etc.
your Private Ear series be used with cell phones?
Yes. Some companies
such as Nokia provide loop systems that are worn around the neck
and are attached to a cell phone. This permits hands-free communications
with cell phones and can be used by bicyclists, skiers, hikers,
etc. A similar configuration is also used with 2-way radios. Private
Ear can also be incorporated into most electronic ear protectors
and are used by security groups or instructors. One of the most
unique application of Private Ears comes from instructors/trainers
using 2-way radios that are separated from their students in equestrian
training, horse racing or figure skating. Small 2-way radios with
14 channels or more in combination with Private Ears permits instructors/trainers
to speak to each separate student on a separate channel providing
communications within a 2-mile radius. It is a very unique and
excellent concept promoted by E.A.R. Inc.
don't you post prices on your electronic hearing protection?
We have an extensive
network of national and international providers which have asked
us to not post prices for the electronic hearing protection
based on the valuations of the US dollar.