E.A.R. is located in Boulder, Colorado as a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialized hearing systems (generic and custom fit). Today E.A.R. distributes its products and services to well over 2500 different distribution points worldwide.
During the 80’s E.A.R. was also the primary vehicle for developing the National Ear Care Plan, a provider network of 2500+ audiologists who offered cost-contained pricing for brand name hearing aids to large industrial corporations located throughout the U.S.A. This was the first successful company of its type and was eventually purchased by Siemens and operated as HearX.
Today, E.A.R. continues to provide new products and services to companies and individuals who need access to products and services that support their hearing health care needs. This includes hearing protection, personal sound amplification products and now OTC hearing aids at affordable pricing.
It is our mission to bring not only awareness of the concerns because of noise induced hearing loss, but also new innovations, technologies and hearing protection products that make E.A.R. a part of your life from infant to elder. We will provide such services through up and coming research, developments and achievements and deliver this through our E.A.R. Authorized Provider Network and our personal pursuit of being the best.
Our core values are guided by desire to improve lives, achieve product excellence, operate within the highest standards possible and expand our abilities to those in need. We strive to be the principal provider of hearing protection and sound amplification products within the hearing industry and build trust and confidence within our customer base, authorize providers, employees and general public.
E.A.R., Inc. was founded in 1971 by Garry G. Gordon, M.S. (Audiologist) and his advisers to support the needs of major corporations attempting to comply with state and federal regulations regarding noise. E.A.R.’s worked with a variety of business and industries including:
- Beech Aircraft
- Colorado Interstate Gas
- Colorado Public Service
- General Cable
- Ideal Basic Cement
- Martin Marietta
- Stearns Roger
- U.S. Mint
- Western Potato
A key marketing team was formed that was responsible for distributing special instrumentation, audiometers, sound rooms, sound level meters and hearing protection systems, throughout a nine-state region.
At the same time, E.A.R. became involved with Dr. Sydney Gurshkov, a chemist from Insta-Mold Products, Inc., where the two companies combined their professional talents to research, manufacture and internationally market high-grade silicones to the hearing industry. This included recreational sports such as shooting, motorcycling, music, aviation, swimming, and surfing. Today both companies are on their second generation of family leadership and continue to be highly recognized in multiple countries and hearing healthcare platforms.
With additions and new technology developments with 3D printing, digital lab manipulation, software design and improving our own Insta-Mold silicones, E.A.R. has created the market ability to cater to a variety of industries. We have also been honored and privileged to participate in various organizations, world championships and been invited to two summer U.S. Olympic staged competitions.
We are pleased to continue our efforts in offering our high quality, industry first, products and welcome new designs specifically to meet and exceed your expectations.
100% customer satisfaction. If you have a problem, we’ll help you solve it. If we make a mistake, we’ll correct it. We treat people the way we would like to be treated.