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What is Ear Gear?

Ear Gear is a spandex sleeve that slides onto your hearing instrument to protect it from moisture, sweat, dust, dirt and wind noise. The Ear Gear corded models come with a 9-inch elastic cord and clip that can be attached to clothing, preventing your hearing instrument from falling off and getting lost. 

How does Ear Gear protect against Sweat, Moisture, Dirt, Dust and Wind Noise?

Ear Gear has a unique double wall of spandex that provides protection against sweat, rain, and moisture of all kinds. Ear Gear’s spandex will actually absorb moisture, in many cases preventing it from reaching the hearing instrument’s microphone port, battery door, or sensitive interior circuitry. 
This is especially helpful when you are in a dusty or outdoor environment. Since Ear Gear is acoustically transparent, you can hear clearly while sailing, biking, fishing, running and any other athletic activity. 

If your Ear Gear does become moist, be sure to remove it from your hearing instrument and allow it to dry before the next use.

Does Ear Gear affect the sound quality of my hearing instrument?
No. Test results have shown that Ear Gear is acoustically transparent. 

Ear Gear proven to be acoustically transparent.

What is Ear Gear made out of? 
The Ear Gear sleeve is composed of a nylon-spandex blend. The composition is 82% nylon and 18% spandex. 
The cord is made of rubber silk with a polyester yarn cover. The O-ring is made of rubber and the clip is made of plastic. Ear Gear contains no latex and its fabric is considered hypoallergenic. 

Standard Colors of Ear Gear
We currently offer the following standard colors: Beige, Chocolate Brown, Black, Grey, Lipstick Pink, Royal Blue, Camouflage, and Orange-Red.

If you’re interested in additional colors, we also offer Custom Ear Gear with many more color options to choose from. Learn more about Custom Ear Gear.

Cordless & Corded Models

We recommend a Cordless model if your main concern is protection against the elements - sweat, dirt, dust and wind noise. The spandex sleeve covers and protects the hearing instrument. 

If you're concerned about losing your hearing instrument, then we recommend a Corded model. The elastic cord is sewn into the sleeve with a clip that will attach to your clothing for security. 

Standard Models

Ear Gear is available in a number of models and sizes. Most of them come in your choice of Cordless, Corded, and Mono (the one exception being ITE models). 

Ear Gear Micro fits the smallest hearing aids that are 1” or less.

Ear Gear Mini fits hearing aids between 1” and 1.25”. 

Ear Gear Original fits hearing aids between 1.25” and 2”. 

Ear Gear FM fits hearing aids between 2” and 3”, as well as hearing aids with FM units attached. 

Ear Gear Cochlear fits Cochlear BTE processors from Cochlear, Advanced Bionics, Med-el and Neurelec. These fit processors 2-3” in length. An optional Ear Gear Coil is a single layer sleeve that slides over the coil magnet of the cochlear implant. 

Ear Gear Rondo fits most Rondo and Kanso processors. 

Ear Gear Baha fits most Baha and Ponto processors. 

Ear Gear ITE is a little different than the rest. These provide security for ITE (“in the ear”) style hearing aids. This is the only model that does not have a spandex sleeve. 

Eyeglasses Models

Our Eyeglasses models have o-rings sewn onto the sleeve, which can slide through the arm of your eyeglasses to keep your hearing aids safe and secure. When you take off your glasses your hearing instrument comes with them, which can help make sure that you don't accidentally leave your hearing aid in your ear. 

How to fit Ear Gear on glasses.

Custom Ear Gear

In addition to our standard Ear Gear colors, we offer a wide range of custom options. You can even mix and match colors between each sleeve, the cord, and the clip to reflect your unique personality. 

Mixing Colors

If you're wanting to mix and match the colors of your Ear Gear sleeves - say, a red sleeve and a blue sleeve - you can do that through our Custom Order page. Custom Orders have several additional colors outside of our standard colors, so you can find a color combination that matches your personality.

Mixing Sizes

If you have a different sized hearing instrument in each ear, please contact us through email or our Live Chat. We can accommodate this, but will want to confirm a few things with you first to ensure that we create the right Ear Gear for you. 

If you are unsure of what size Ear Gear you need, please submit a photo to  of your hearing instrument next to a ruler so we can ensure that your Ear Gear properly fits your hearing instrument. 

We don’t offer returns or exchanges on custom Ear Gear, so please help us ensure that you order the right size. 

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