EQ - Surf Earplugs - Ørepropper
Innovatively designed, ergonomic earplugs made from smooth, medical grade silicone. Breathable membrane by Sympatex®, designed to preserve the user’s hearing and balance while guaranteeing complete impermeability. The EQ Earplugs were designed by engineers and doctors (Technological Innovation Prize 2010 at EUROSIMA).
The EQ earplug consists of a membrane holder and a Sympatex® membrane. The membrane holder is made of hypoallergenic, hydrophobic medical silicone, resistant to chlorine, seawater and temperatures between -10°C and 60°C. Consisting of a fin and a cup, it is placed behind the first curvature of the ear canal to guarantee the waterproofness of the ear while preserving comfort and long-lasting support in the ear.
The Sympatex® waterproof and breathable membrane allows air to circulate between the eardrum and the plug, which has the benefit of preserving hearing and balance, while reducing the risk of infection.
The EQ earplugs are supplied with an ergonomic applicator to facilitate insertion of the plug into the ear and is delivered in a carrying tube that can be attached to a key ring.
- Waterproofing and comfort
- Prevention of ENT problems (otitis, exostosis...)
- Sympatex® certified
- Composition: medical grade silicone
- Diameter: 8 mm | Length: 3 cm
- Earplugs made in Spain
- Lifetime fault guarantee
- One-time earplug-loss guarantee
- 100% impermeable and 100% wind proof
- 300% elasticity
- Optimal breathability
- Place the earplug in the applicator.
- Maintain the applicator between the thumb and the index finger.
- To help insert the earplug, we recommend you pull your ear back.
- Firmly squeeze the applicator between your fingers and gently push inwards until you feel your ear canal become blocked. Do not force.
- Remove the applicator and put it in its case.
When using for diving: no more than 3 metres deep, to avoid disrupting decompression.
WHY DO WE NEED TO WEAR EARPLUGS?
The growing number of outdoor sports participants (surf, ski, bike, swimming, running) in challenging conditions has resulted in an increase of ears’ pathologies in numerous regions of the world.
A GROWING NUMBER OF EXOSTOSIS PATHOLOGIES
Exostosis is one of the main pathologies. Exostosis generates an excessive growth of the bone in the auditory canal, resulting in the loss of hearing and can lead to deafness in the worst cases. In addition, the bone growth allows waste and bacteria to sit in the canal, which in turn increases the chance of ear infections.
A STUDY CONDUCTED BY SURGEONS
A study conducted by surgeons in the South West of France in 2010 concluded that there was no protective equipment that addressed the specific needs of water sports participants wishing to prevent it, in particular in terms of hearing, balance and fit. Surgery is the only solution to address exostosis once it is installed. There are also evident risks of bone re- growth when no protection is worn afterwards.
INNOVATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUR WELL-BEING
In collaboration with engineers, the surgeons developed an ear plugs to prevent from those ears’ pathologies. Using an innovative design made of flexible medical silicone, EQ ear plugs has a breathable Sympatex® membrane, which allows the circulation of air in the ear, and therefore maintaining hearing and balance.
PROTECTS FROM WIND
PROTECTS FROM WATER
PROTECTS FROM COLD
PROTECTS FROM POLLUTION
We live, we Love, we Care since 2011.
Because we should no longer have to choose between well-being and performance, protection and pleasure, scientific innovations and holistic perspectives,
Because we believe that everyone deserves the best,
Because we’re all concerned with the legacy we’ll leave for future generations,
EQ helps you find harmony between your well-being and respect for the environment.
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