Our parent company, Persona Medical, has 45 years experience in the hearing assistance field.
Understanding the many challenges that accompany hearing loss, in particular the very real and lasting damaging affects of loud sound, Personal Medical's president, Don Campbell, made it his mission to design an ear plug that anyone would be happy to wear. Something they could take pride in and be proactive with their hearing care.
Utilizing his many years of experience manufacturing custom musicians plugs, blended with his background as a percussionist, guitarist and Engineer, he looked closely at the music industry as a starting point.
There are a plethora of reasons why people say they don't wear earplugs. Perhaps you've heard, or even said one of the following: "Earplugs are not comfortable; Custom plugs cost too much; My ear gets sore over time; The music doesn't sound right; They stick way out of my ear; Too noticeable; I had some but they got dirty/grungy; I don't like throwing them away and having to buy new ones all the time; I feel goofy when other people look at me with them in; It's just not cool!" Well, EARasers are here to challenge all those reasons for not protecting your hearing!
Using innovative technology, Don began to design an earplug that would work like a "custom product" without the huge expense to people. Soft medical grade silicone creates a comfortable fit and the "Smart Seal" allows EARasers to fit each individual's ear shape eliminating the need for costly customized impressions. The soft comfortable fit means EARasers can be worn hours on end. Your ears will not sweat with EARasers. The open canal shape is specifically designed to allow sound to travel closer to the eardrum before being filtered, creating a more natural sound which keeps the musical layering intact. While most earplugs decrease too many low and high frequencies, EARasers filter more throughout the most damaging range of the ear canal resonance, and allow more sound to come through in those very low and very high frequencies. This achieves the element of clarity that is not found in other plugs on the market today. EARasers are affordable, virtually invisible, easy to clean, and reusable. Protecting your hearing, is now "Cool" with EARasers!
Since initial introduction at Nashville's NAMM convention July 2012, the response is truly amazing! We couldn't be more pleased! "Oh, WOW!" is by far the most used critique. No underwater, plugged up sound. Musicians, concert goers, venue operators, parents of students in school bands, etc. continue to say wonderful things about EARasers. Several testimonials speak of how clear and natural things sounded with EARasers - that they didn't even realize they were working until they removed their EARases at a gig or a club and realized just how loud it really was. One of the most shocking realities that has come to light is how many people, especially young people, already have ringing in their ears; something that may never go away. What's even more surprising, is how easily that could have been prevented.
When Don dreamt of a product that would protect hearing, he wanted to be sure it would be something innovative and on the cutting edge; something that would overcome all the objections to wearing hearing protection. He aimed for a product that people anywhere could use and be proud to protect their hearing. He achieved this very goal with the invention of EARasers!