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Garry Gordon fits a customer with Phantom custom earplugs

E.A.R. Inc. Offers Innovative Hearing Protection for Shooters, Hunters

Safari Times, June 2022 Page 29 Garry Gordon, an audiologist and founder of E.A.R., Inc., is offering several products that are made with firearms shooters in mind. “Approximately 51 percent of the hunters and outfitters we see at the SCI Convention report having a noticeable hearing loss,” said Gordon.Gordon started E.A.R. Inc. in 1971. He fits shooters with custom ear molds that can be used to create several products. EAR also is a marketing arm for hearing protection companies around

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Custom Molded Hearing Protection in Hearing Conservation Programs

By: Garry Gordon, MS and Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, F-NAP In the workplace, when noise levels and exposures exceed OSHA guidelines, employers are required to provide adequate hearing protection as part of a comprehensive hearing conservation program. Several providers now offer custom fit hearing protection devices (HPDs). These options present questions and concerns from safety managers, hearing conservation providers, workers and corporate executives responsible for those managing hearing impairment as a byproduct of device production. These concerns are amplified

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Man grimacing from pain in his ears

Partnership between E.A.R. Customized Hearing and AudioCardio

The complications of untreated hearing loss are often accompanied with complaints about consistent ringing, buzzing or chirping sounds called tinnitus. World statistics indicate over 30 million people in the U.S. have this issue and over 465 million worldwide. Remedies that attempt to minimize or eradicate tinnitus include supplements, auditory maskers, hearing aids and neuropathy type therapies often administered by hearing healthcare professionals such as audiologists or otologists. A new approach that is supported by clinical research is called “THRESHOLD SOUND

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Reducing Dependence on Attenuation for Decreased Sound Tolerance

Note: This article describes the Minuendo product. Click here to learn more about Minuendo. Reposted with permission from original author, Robert Traynor Introduction Tidball and Fagelson define decreased Sound Tolerance (DST) as an abnormal physical and emotional response to routinely experienced sounds.1 It is an auditory complaint arising from damaging sound exposure, physical disease or dysfunction, mental health conditions, injury, or as a side effect of some medications.  Patients may find these sounds merely irritating, or they may have a

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