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Big Ear Stereo Plugs Can Save Your Hearing

Big Ear Stereo Plugs

Big Ear Inc. manufactures custom-molded in-the-ear stereo plugs especially designed for motor sports enthusiasts. A soft inner acoustic material combined with a hard outer shell provides the maximum noise attenuation available with a passive system. Big Ear stereo plugs were originally conceived for motorcycle riders but can be incorporated into many existing aviation systems as a direct replacement for the standard ear cups. They can be used to provide audio communications with any type of helmet or flying head gear.

Brothers Glenn and Mark Hood developed Big Ear plugs as a way to reduce the pain experienced from wind noise when they rode their motorcycles across country. Glenn, suffering from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), already knew the strain of having constant noise in his head, so he wanted to help others avoid such problems. Their stereo ear plugs have been designed to be tough and rugged and are completely repairable. The wires can’t pull out of the earplug due to the nature of the design, and the leads incorporate a Kevlar thread for toughness. The stereo ear plugs are tuned for voice communications, but many riders also use them for music.

The company has already sold over 40,000 sets of earphones, creating its own niche in the market. It now produces a complete line of custom earphones and earplugs for a variety of uses including custom inserts for the popular Lightspeed Aviation in-the-ear headsets. Learn more about the wide range of products at www.BigEarInc.com.

All Big Ear stereo plugs are custom made and require a mold to be made from your ear cavity. Big Ear products and representatives are available across the country at many local, regional, and national trade shows and events including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. A list of local providers can be found here, and Big Ear also offers a do-it-yourself home kit for making the casts. Contact Big Ear at 719-531-6868 or e-mail Glenn Hood at ghood@bigearinc.com for more details. Ask about the affiliate online sales program if you operate an aviation website. The stereo earplugs for motor sports depicted in the photo above (model BE-1C) are priced at $349.95.

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