Sick of Generic Earplugs?

Custom Ear Plugs for Motorcycle Riders Is the Answer

custom ear plugs for motorcycle ridersHere are 3 types of custom ear plugs for motorcycle riders to try.

If you are someone who would consider yourself extremely active and by active I mean ACTIVE!
You ride motorcycles on and offroad, if you run, hunt, attend concerts Nascar, flat track, Indycar races or possibly your job demands you to be in all manner of brutal conditions and you are trying to wear hearing protection while you engage in these activities, these 3 products I will be highlighting will change your life and allow you to be comfortable while protecting your hearing.
Now what I’ve just stated is an extremely bold claim relegated to infomercial preachers and timeshare salespeople, however, those of you who live active lifestyles and have attempted to wear hearing protection while you do what you do face a common consensus.
And that is generic earplugs absolutely suck!!
There are no two ways about it, be it sitting in the heat at your third stop of the day with your motorcycle helmet cranked to the side sweat pouring down your face because your earplugs or earbuds popped out again is not fun.
Or being at a concert with gigantic earplugs in that completely kills the color of the music and upends your experience to the point where you actually take them out is uncool.
So what can you do about it? Well, lets transition into the first of three products that will get you enjoying the things you have to or choose to do.
custom ear plugs for motorcycle riders

1. Custom Earplugs:

 

In the pursuit of all things amazing in the world of hearing protection, your choices when it comes to long term comfort your choices are limited.
That’s not a bad thing, it just means we will completely disregard all that is not created specifically for your ears.
That means you are left with one choice, which is custom. Common grievances with the custom option are price and involvement in the molding process.
Yes, the products cost ten times as much as a set of cheap foamies, and you do have to sit in a chair and have impressions made, the trade-off is game-changing.

Handcrafted:

 

When all is said and done you have a handcrafted device constructed to fit the exact curvature and bend of your ear canal.
They can be built with a large profile for industrial facilities or created flush in the ear so for those of you with ear complex’s fret, not no one will notice it.
The custom ear plugs for motorcycle riders reduce 28-32 decibels and for a bit more patience and money you can have.
A lab-generated earplug built out of a thicker or thinner durometer that will either reduce no decibels or for those of you in extremely loud places.
you can have an earplug built that only reduces the higher end frequencies and allows the lower end frequencies where voices register to come in clear.
With this being said there is still one issue with what is known as occlusion, in non-audiologist speak occlusion is that plugged up sensation you experience when wearing earplugs.
The sounds around you become compressed it is odd when you aren’t in extremely loud places and is one of the main reasons why earplugs get such a bad rap.
Fortunately, the next product will clear up the issues that many faces when they want to be still able to retain the color of the environment around them.

2: Filtered earplugs:

custom ear plugs for motorcycle riders

This is another all or nothing category as filtered earplugs as we’ve seen from the recent lawsuits involving 3M and the U.S military.
With filtered earplugs, if you do not get enough reduction or the wrong method of protection with only one flat attenuation filter, you will still damage your hearing, and in most cases, you will still occlude the sound.
The remedy is a two-part filtered earplug that uses two filters first to screen the sound and then secondly to compress sound pressure over 85 dB from penetrating into your ear.
This then allows you to hear the sounds around you still while at the same time, not receiving damage from those sounds. Its something to get your head around, and will require you to do more research than just this blog post.
But what about those of you interested in being able to hear your radios when you work, your music or communication when you ride…

3. Custom Headphones:

 custom ear plugs for motorcycle riders

Fortunately, there are products that allow you to have both custom hearing protection and music in one product.
Most of you are used to mediocre generic earbuds that lodge in your ear and rub your ears raw.
The bad examples set by these poorly constructed products have damaged the trust of active users and have left a bad taste in the mouth of most.
What we’ve constructed has taken the criticism of generic earbuds in mind, and we’ve crafted our products to upend the irritation that most users experience when using earphones.
Using an eight-inch plugin, you simply plug the custom molded earphones into your device and put the earphones in your ears and enjoy your day.

GOOD, BETTER, BEST

 

There are different quality models of the products for those of you who like better sounding music, and the option is there for you to upgrade as high as you want and have the highest quality professional monitors for whatever pastime you enjoy.
With the product being custom made for your ears, the common hotspots that disrupt a user including the inner ear canal, the ear bowl.
The exterior cartilage of the ear that when rubbed raw feels as if it has been stung by hornets has been carefully considered and the end product will not cause you any discomfort.
We also live what we sell, and we ride…alot, and we test our products under the tightest of helmets, hats, and bandanas. With these custom earphones, you are guaranteed the best sound quality and the best comfort no matter what you do.
There you have it, the three genres of custom ear plugs for motorcycle riders that will allow you to unlock comfort and clarity when it comes to your hearing protection needs.
I write this from the needs of my customers, and I guarantee with the backing of the hundreds of thousands of customers our company has served you will proclaim,
“I Love My Big Ears!”

Are you On a mission to find the Best Motorcycle Ear Plugs? Then you’ve come to the right place!

You will learn about the 3 kinds of Motorcycle Ear Plugs that work best when riding your motorcycle.

  1. Custom Full Stop Earplugs or Full Block motorcycle Ear Plugs – Blocking out Max sound.
  2. Custom Filtered motorcycle Ear Plugs – Allowing you to hear if you have speakers or want to hear the world around you
  3. Custom Earphones  with the highest quality transducers in them allowing you to hear your tunes or communication.

You will be an expert by the end of this article.

It is written so if you already have a full understanding of what you want, and you can just skip to that section.

Where we come from (And why we know what the heck we’re talking about)

If you’re like most people, you didn’t wake up this morning thinking, “I’ve got to find some motorcycle ear plugs.” It’s not something that’s on the forefront of our minds. And like most, we don’t reach for the phone or hit the keyboard(in 2019 we tap our phone screen) to find answers until the problem rears its head and we are in distress. 

How do I know this? it’s embarrassing to say but  I have been dealing with Tinnitus since 1987 when I took the antibiotic Floxin.

The antibiotic helped me  It healed me up, and I felt the best I had ever felt, however on the 4th day of the single daily dosage, when I was blowing off a part in my transmission shop  with compressed air with no hearing protection in, something popped and all the sudden a super sharp pure tone ringing started in my head and it hasn’t and will not ever stop until 6 minutes after I’m dead.

  I come from a lineage that believed if you cut your fingers off on Monday morning you get ducktape on em Monday afternoon and you get back to work on Monday evening. But Tinnitus is a different invisible pain and coupled with the hearing loss I had already experienced from a lifetime of hard labor building houses, running restaurants and owning the transmission shops I knew I had to do something about my problem.  In 2002 I took steps in the right direction.

I started wearing hearing protection during my everyday life. I tried foamies, triple flanges, wax plugs, and heat and mold hearing protection but I just couldn’t find something that would work for my ears.  In the search for the right product I tried many different kinds of products that were marketed as motorcycle hearing protection, but nothing worked, and they all drove my ears crazy.

My journey took me through into depths of the hearing protection industry, where I  faced the good the bad and the not so good some of which is finally coming to light nearly 20 years later. It bothered me that the information about hearing protection was relegated to only a select few and the rest of the world had to just deal with it. Eventually, I came across custom hearing protection and I had my very first set made by an old lion in the hearing protection industry, you can probably guess who. I realized that there was a place in the market for higher quality products that allow the end user to get a multidimensional product that allows them to be protected in many different places in their lives. So I developed our products accordingly and pushed the message of hearing conservation to the world, one person at a time. Now I must digress and state up front that I have major authority issues and I will always challenge the status quo. I started this company to create products that would add massive value to the end users life rather than the mediocre value that so many of my customers have had with generic one size fit all products. I don’t necessarily have an issue with generic earplugs, what I do have an issue with is if someone isn’t wearing them because they’re uncomfortable. And for a vast majority of humankind, generic earplugs DO NOT WORK! So the solutions you will find here have been crafted with your interest in mind. If I wanted to just take the money there are a lot easier things I could do than sell custom earplugs, however, I genuinely enjoy the look on someone’s face when I make a product that solves their problem and they say, “I love my Big Ears!” 

And as of recently I’ve had the immense fortune of looking back on the years we’ve been in business and have seen the impact we’ve had, and with the direction, Big Ear is moving, I’ve realized that we can also add value from the information that we put into the marketplace. So what you will also find on this site are resources to help you first understand how hearing damage occurs, how you can protect yourself against it, what product is right for you based on your lifestyle and finally we can deliver that product to you. I also have my cell-phone number on the website so you can get ahold of me any time.

I hope that sharing our information and products with you will help you find a solution much faster than I was able to. Thank you for visiting and I’m in the chat box to answer any questions you may add.

Here is a video that goes into great detail on a generic motorcycle hearing protection and their shortcomings.

If you already know then skip this.

Learn why a generic solution does not work on a motorcycle very well.

Here is an excellent, fully detailed blog on why a generic solution doesn’t work.

Now that we have established that there is no generic solution then you have a few choices, You can go to an audiologist and pay the Dr. Fee for an ear impression and then the high mark up because you bought it from a Dr office. The ear doc will have minimal knowledge about hearing protection because of the try and fix broken ears, not any prevention. 99% of them do not ride motorcycles, so they do not know what works and what does not.

This is why we’re here; we live in the motorcycle world and know what works.

We’re going to assume that you have either tried or have researched that only a Custom motorcycle hearing protection product will work. So this is what I will cover here.

So below are the 3 types of motorcycle hearing protection, so let’s see what is best for you.

 

Big Ear Best Ear Plugs

1. Full Stop or Full Block Motorcycle Ear Plugs

  1. Our Custom Made on Site at an event or show
  2. Custom Lab motorcycle ear plugs
  3. Super Soft motorcycle ear plugs

Custom Fit Motorcycle Ear Plugs, you can get them made a few different ways. You can see us at an event, and we make them on site, and you get them the same day.

Or we can make them from a set of impressions, and we can get them in many different ways. From a provider, an Ear Doc, a do it at home impression kit or hearing aid center. All we need is a set of impressions, and we can build you any lab motorcycle ear plug you like.

 

2. Filtered Motorcycle Ear Plugs 

Motorcycle Ear Plugs

The One Premium Series, With all the bells and whistles. Included are 4 sets of filters, one set of filter blocks, one tactical piece, and the filtered earplugs.

 

There are a few reasons to use a Custom Filtered motorcycle Ear Plug.

  • You may have hearing damage and feel totally isolated when entirely blocked
  • The need to ride in the city and hear everything around you as your splitting lanes in Cali
  • Trying to listen to the Speakers in your helmet over the wind noise and not be muffled like a solid plug
  • Riding a lot of mountains and need to be able to equalize easier

Whatever your reason we have created the Best Filtered Motorcycle Ear Plug that has ever made. 

It was so amazing we patented it.

It is a dual filter earplug… Heck, watch the video on it.

Now that you know about the one, you can decide if the filtered earplug is for you.

 

3. Motorcycle Ear Plugs With Stereo

At Big Ear, all of our products are hearing protection first then whatever you need second. When you need to have sound in your ears, then the only thing that will work is a transducer, (read about them).

There are different Price levels depending on the sound quality that you would want.

Here we are going to talk about our flagship motorcycle hearing protection unit with stereo because it is the most durable give’s you an excellent stereo reproduction directly into your ear so you can hear it perfectly.

It is designed to wear under your motorcycle helmet, be able to take on and off with little effort, and stay in place while you ride.

With an overall reduction of 32dB, you will reduce the wind and road noise and turn the volume up just enough to hear them perfectly without causing hearing damage.

They were originally designed to go 140 mph in the direct wind without a helmet and hear my tunes perfectly, and they did just that.

They are made by motorcyclists for motorcyclists.

Our BE-1 C’s.

motorcycle Hearing Protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buying Cycle.

 

 

This allows you to Plug into your Phone, Sena, Sala, or most 3.5mm devices, turn the sound down as you are blocking out all the outside noise.

For more options on our higher end units get a look here.

I’m here to help!

Glenn

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Montreal motorcycle show hearing protection will be available 

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If you looking for Custom Motorcycle Ear Plugs, just contact me by text 719-271-9081 and I will meet you at the door and get you and a friend into the show for free. This will defer the cost of your Custom Ear Plugs to help pay for them.

Montreal motorcycle show

www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

Gather all your information then come by our booth and you will see that we are different.

We are motorcycle riders that are in the hearing protection business, and we protect our riders.

As innovators in the hearing protection world with many patents on hearing protection devices.

On our mission to protect the motorcycle community, We are always looking For new distributors who want to give themselves to a selfless cause and carry all our products in the UK this year. Clicking the link will bring you to more information on becoming a big ear provider.

Best Home Based Business.

Below is our most popular hearing protection solutions for motorcycle riders at the Montreal Motorcycle show.

  1. Our Solid Earplugs Made on Site delivered to you same day
  2. Our Lab made Super Soft custom motorcycle earplugs
  3. Filtered Ear Plugs
  4. Custom Stereo In-Ear Motorcycle Ear Buds
  5. Bluetooth Solution For all makes of Ear Buds
  6. Custom Convertable Stereo In-Ear Ear Bud If you are looking for a simple custom earplug to block out up to 33db of sound, a filtered earplug to hear all the sound around you all start with our proprietary made on site custom earplugs that you will pick up the same day. They have a 3-year warranty on them, and this is the best in the business.

 

We put together this article on How to chose the right earplugs.

Here is a comprehensive Video on the products available from Big Ear at the MontreaalMotorcycle Show Hearing Protection

 

Custom Earplugs

Nec Birmingham Custom Ear Plugs

Custom Earplugs For Motorcycle Riders For Use under your Helmet

 

 

 

Big Ear’s Own Super Soft Custom Motorcycle Earplugs

Nec Birmingham Super Soft Custom Motorcycle Earplugs

 

 

 

Here is how simple it is to install a custom set of Ear Plugs

Filtered Ear Plugs

When you demand spacial awareness without the plugged up feeling that earplugs give you, or if you would like hearing the speakers in your helmet correctly while riding then The One is the product for you.

Nec Birmingham - Big Ear's The One M.E.T Select Series For Marching Band

(The One®) Is our patented Dual filtered hearing protection device that allows you to perfectly hear everything around while being fully protected.

 

 

 

 

 

How The Filtered Ear Plug Works

See all the options here

Now let’s talk about how to get a custom speaker in your head. whether you just want to listen to your tunes or need to have perfect communication.

We have many models levels of durability and sound quality to chose from so make sure to stop and check them all out.

Included at our booth will be Our Flagship Custom Stereo Motorcycle Headset. We developed this in 2004 and have sold over 100,000 sets to motorcycle riders all over the world. The plugs fit flush in the ear bowl allowing for even the tightest helmet to glide over it. It also has Kevlar lined cables and double knotted strain reliefs.

Custom Stereo In-Ear Motorcycle Ear Buds

Our FLAGSHIP BE-1C’S More info here

Nec Birmingham BE-1C's

Bluetooth Solution For all makes of Ear Buds

Now with our newest durable Go Blue Bluetooth unit, you can use any of our wired headsets and make them Bluetooth in seconds.

Nec Birmingham Mini Bluetooth Receiver Adapter Stereo

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Video below and here is more info on this amazing Go Blue unit.

 

 

If you’re looking for better Sound quality, then the next step is our Dual Driver with Extra Bass

Custom Convertable Stereo In-Ear Ear Buds

Come and see at Montreal Motorcycle Show Hearing Protection, the newest innovation From Big Ear our Custom Convertable Stereo In-Ear earbuds that allow you to make a choice.

See how they work then make your Choice.

We will make your impressions on site and build them and deliver them in about five weeks.

With our Dual Driver, triple driver and now our Famous five drivers with extra Bass.

How Big Ear’s Convertable’s Work

 

Dual Driver Convertable

NEC Birmingham Custom Bluetooth Motorcycle Headset Convertible To Wired {Triple Driver}

Custom Bluetooth Motorcycle Headset Convertible To Wired {Dual Driver}

 

 

 

 

Triple Driver Convertable

Big Ear convertible Triple driver

 

The Big 5 Convertable Unit

What are transducers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonial for the convertible series Tom Bradley

 

How to become a Big Ear Provider?

 

 

History of Valentine’s day, and how you can spread the love.

As you know love is all about communication and being able to relate to others. At Big Ear, we are all about protecting one of the most valuable senses used for communication, your hearing.

There is now a major shift in the hearing protection world that we have know about for a long time and that is generic hearing protection does not work effectively. We are now seeing massive class action lawsuits against companies that claimed that generic ear plugs work. They don’t.

3M settled for 9.1 million back to the US government for causing massive hearing damage because they represented that generic hearing protection would protect our soldiers. It did not.

So how does the history of Valentine’s day relate?

Protect your hearing and protect the ability to hear your loved one’s communication ability.

Here is a little Video that Stone put together that gives a comprehensive look at the origins of the History of Valentine’s Day.

The History of Valentine’s day.

History.com link

It all starts with a good night sleep. When you snore or your partner snores get a custom set of Sleeping Earplugs.

Custom Super Soft Sleeping Earplugs

Valentine's day sleeping earplugs by Big Ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your an athlete or work out to stay healthy then why not have Custom Earbuds that don’t fall out or irritate you.

In the day of selfies, it’s all about you. So make your earbuds the same way. Make them Custom.

 

Valentine Custom Earbuds by Big Ear

 

 

If you work for a living you need to come back home in as good shape then when you left in the morning. Wearing custom hearing protection for workers is the best way to ensure this. Your family will love you for this.

Custom Industrial Hearing Protection

Custom Industrial Ear Plugs by Big Ear

 

 

 

 

How to find the right product for you.

So now you know a little bit more about the History of Valentine’s day.

All of us here at Big Ear wish you a Happy Valentines day and make it much more than just one day and love each other every day.

 

Toronto Motorcycle Show Hearing Protection February 15 – 17th 2019
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Toronto motorcycle show hearing protection will be available 

If you looking for Custom Motorcycle Ear Plugs, just contact me by text 719-271-9081 and I will meet you at the door and get you and a friend into the show for free. This will defer the cost of your Custom Ear Plugs to help pay for them.

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

We will be showcasing our wares at booth 439.

Toronto Motorcycle Show Big Ear Booth

The show hours will be as follows. Friday, February 15th noon to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. At the booth, we will be making custom hearing protection specifically designed for fitting flush under the helmet, the earplugs are made on site and ready for pickup within an hour.

Moto Talks

Glenn will be a featured speaker in the Moto Talks tour talking about the different types of hearing protection.

Big Ear's Sleeping Ear Plugs designed to give you the best nights rest of your life.

Our Custom Earplugs

How to chose the right hearing protection.

We will also be offering our custom earbuds. We take an impression of your ear at the booth and send it to be handmade in our labs within 4 to 6 weeks. All of our products are designed for use on the motorcycle. Within the custom earbud selections, you have a range of choices from our most popular BE-1Cs below all the way to our 5 drivers that will blow your, mind.

At the Toronto motorcycle show hearing protection will be available in made on site and our popular lab vented hearing protection.

It is our pleasure to meet and speak with as many curious people about the benefits of wearing proper hearing protection and we pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers and their needs.

Custom Headphones

Our custom BE-1c Single transducer earbuds.

We will also be offering all of our lab generated products that include our Guardian, Vanquisher and Transformer series that provide those of you who work in extremely loud environments protection. These series of products offer various features included higher decibel reductions with the ability to have a built-in vent to hear others around you without having to take out your earplugs or you may plug in a communication system directly into the port on the side of the earplug itself.

Guardian Transformer, Tactical Piece, Hearing Protection, Industrial Hearing Protection, Custom Hearing Protection, Big Ear,

Communicate with your co-workers in an industrial facility through your hearing protection.

Do I really need to wear hearing protection while I ride my motorcycle?

We aim at having something for everybody and we are extremely excited to showcase to you in person our filtered hearing protection that will allow you to be protected in your everyday life. This new product is revolutionary with its two-part filter system that allows you to be fully protected from sounds over 85 dB while not being occluded or muffled in your surroundings. We call this product ‘The One” as it is the only one you will need to protect you in various environments that you face throughout your day

Toronto motorcycle show hearing protection will be taking place at our booth all day.

 

Big Ear Custom Filtered Industrial Earplugs

The One By Big Ear, the worlds first two-part filter system designed to keep damaging decibels out and the noise you need to hear in when you ride. Custom made for each individual’s ears, “The One provides the user with comfort and protection while they ride.

 

So come on down to the booth and visit with us and get yourself protected and on your way to an incredible ride.

booth location is 439 (See attached floor plan)

 

 

 

 

Mill Creek Rifle Club Hearing Protection

Big Ear is pleased to announce that Emily, our provider and will be attending Many of the Mill Creek Rifle Club events this year and into the future.

The Mill Creek Rifle Club takes great pride in ensuring that all their members and attendees practice safe gun and personal protection care while at any event Held at the Mill Creek Rifle Club.

Personal protection is the cornerstone belief at the Mill Creek Rifle Club for a lifelong learning and competition for all its members and Big Ear shares in that same belief.

As with all the different events, gun calibers and competition, there are many different styles of custom hearing protection options. Since there are many options with different functions for different uses, moreover we would like to explain them in detail for you.

Big Ear is a premium hearing protection Brand so all of the options are custom fit to each individual user. We use our perfect fit technology to achieve this.

How to chose the right Earplug.

Here is a list of what you might need at the Mill Creek Rifle Club.

Custom Ear Plugs

  • Sleeping Ear Plugs
  • Made the event
  • Custom Ear Plugs with vents for hunting
  • Vanquishers are Custom Ear Plugs with a 37dB reduction that you can communicate while wearing
  • Custom Electronic Hearing Protection
  • Bluetooth Custom Electronic Hearing Protection for use with your Phone or your radio.

Let’s get Started:

Sleeping Ear Plugs

Mill Creek Rifle Club Sleeping Ear Plugs

Get a good night sleep and be rested for your match

Made on Site Custom Ear Plugs

Mill Creek Rifle Club Hearing Protection Shooting Earplugs For Hunting Shooting Ranges Best Earplugs For Comfort and Ease Of Fit

 

Custom Ear Plugs made the event

Custom Ear Plugs with vents for hunting

Mill Creek Rifle Club Hunter passive Best Hunting Earplugs for Game Hunting Hunter Passive is Vented For Safety And Awareness and green

Best Hunting Earplugs for Game Hunting Hunter Passive is Vented For Safety And Awareness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Ear Plugs with a 37dB reduction that you can communicate while wearing

Mill Creek Rifle Club Big Ear Vanquisher 37dB reduction

When you double protect you will achieve an overall 42dB reduction while being able to have a conservation

 

 

Custom Electronic Hearing Protection

Wireless and wired custom bluetooth headset for motorcycle riding.

Wireless and wired custom Bluetooth headset for motorcycle riding.

 

 

Custom Electronic Hearing Protection for use with Bluetooth or your radio.

Mill Creek Rifle Club Hearing Protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mill Creek Rifle Club Website

Contact Emily

 

 

We had a great event at the 2018 NEC Birmingham Motorcycle Show in 2018. This year Big Ear will be attending The UK’s Biggest Motorcycle Show – NEC BIRMINGHAM November 16-24 2019.

I have been given 10 free tickets for the upcoming motorcycle show this year and I want to give them out. They will be on a first come first serve basis. Contact me if you want to get a set of earplugs and attend the event.

We will be in Hall 4 Stand 4C46. We are not by all the other Ear Plug stands because we stand alone.

NEC  Birmingham  Exhibitor list 

Gather all your information then come by our booth and you will see that we are different. We are motorcycle riders that are in the hearing protection business, and we protect our riders.

As innovators in the hearing protection world with many patents on hearing protection devices.

On our mission to protect the motorcycle community, We are always looking For new distributors who want to give themselves to a selfless cause and carry all our products in the UK this year. Clicking the link will bring you to more information on becoming a big ear provider.

Best Home Based Business.

Below is our most popular hearing protection solutions for motorcycle riders at the NEC BIRMINGHAM

  1. Solid Earplugs Made on Site delivered the same day
  2. Super Soft custom motorcycle ear plugs
  3. Filtered Ear Plugs
  4. Custom Stereo In-Ear Motorcycle Ear Buds
  5. Bluetooth Solution For all makes of Ear Buds
  6. Custom Convertable Stereo In-Ear Ear BudIf you are looking for a simple custom earplug to block out up to 33db of sound, a filtered earplug to hear all the sound around you all start with our proprietary made on site custom earplugs that you will pick up the same day. They have a 3-year warranty on them, and this is the best in the business.

 

We put together this article on How to chose the right earplugs.

Here is a comprehensive Video on the products available from Big Ear at the NEC Birmingham

 

Custom Earplugs

Nec Birmingham Custom Ear Plugs

Custom Earplugs For Motorcycle Riders For Use under your Helmet

 

 

 

Big Ear’s Own Super Soft Custom Motorcycle Earplugs

Nec Birmingham Super Soft Custom Motorcycle Earplugs

 

 

 

Here is how simple it is to install a custom set of Ear Plugs

Filtered Ear Plugs

When you demand spacial awareness without the plugged up feeling that earplugs give you, or if you would like hearing the speakers in your helmet correctly while riding then The One is the product for you.

Nec Birmingham - Big Ear's The One M.E.T Select Series For Marching Band

(The One®) Is our patented Dual filtered hearing protection device that allows you to perfectly hear everything around while being fully protected.

 

 

 

 

 

How The Filtered Ear Plug Works

See all the options here

Now let’s talk about how to get a custom speaker in your head. whether you just want to listen to your tunes or need to have perfect communication.

We have many models levels of durability and sound quality to chose from so make sure to stop and check them all out.

Included at our booth will be Our Flagship Custom Stereo Motorcycle Headset. We developed this in 2004 and have sold over 100,000 sets to motorcycle riders all over the world. The plugs fit flush in the ear bowl allowing for even the tightest helmet to glide over it. It also has Kevlar lined cables and double knotted strain reliefs.

Custom Stereo In-Ear Motorcycle Ear Buds

Our FLAGSHIP BE-1C’S  More info here

Nec Birmingham BE-1C's

Bluetooth Solution For all makes of Ear Buds

Now with our newest durable Go Blue Bluetooth unit, you can use any of our wired headsets and make them Bluetooth in seconds.

Nec Birmingham Mini Bluetooth Receiver Adapter Stereo

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Video below and here is more info on this amazing Go Blue unit.

 

 

If you’re looking for better Sound quality, then the next step is our Dual Driver with Extra Bass

Custom Convertable Stereo In-Ear Ear Buds

Come and see at NEC BIRMINGHAM the newest innovation From Big Ear our Custom Convertable Stereo In-Ear earbuds that allow you to make a choice. They can be hardwired (with a choice of chord options) and with just a switch of a chord, you can convert to be Bluetooth (with many options to come). Our newest Bluetooth battery options allow you to have 10 hours of uninterrupted listening with a  lower charge time for full music streaming with the latest Bluetooth Technology.

See how they work then make your Choice. It only takes 5 minutes to make a set of impressions and about five weeks to build and ship.

Choices Start at our Dual Driver, then our Famous Triple driver and our newest five drivers with extra Bass.

How Big Ear’s Convertable’s Work

 

Dual Driver Convertable

NEC Birmingham Custom Bluetooth Motorcycle Headset Convertible To Wired {Triple Driver}

Custom Bluetooth Motorcycle Headset Convertible To Wired {Dual Driver}

 

 

 

 

Triple Driver Convertable 

Big Ear convertible Triple driver

 

The Big 5 Convertable Unit

What are transducers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonial for the convertible series Tom Bradley

 

How to become a Big Ear Provider?

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The world of hearing protection is huge. I would like to guide you through it, and what I would like the next couple of blogs to provide you a comprehensive guide through all of your choices out there in the world of hearing protection, starting with this blog, I would be talking about the solid earplugs options that you have in the world. Now, we come from a place of making custom earplugs and the reason why are doing this blog is that we have been in your shoes when we started this company back in 2003, we were customers.

We wanted something for our motorcycle rides; we wanted something to protect us, that was comfortable that we can wear for extended periods of time on the motorcycle. Now, we started off seeking more comfortable earplugs but that soon transformed into making more comfortable products overall for motorcycle riders, and we have evolved into a custom-solution for many different activities, not just motorcycle riding.

In reality, the situation is that you need a problem solved, and the creation of our products boiled down to one thing; generic one-size fit all products do not work. So, what I will be doing in this blog is that I am going to walk you through all the different options that you have in the generic one-size fits all solid earplugs that give you a reduction if you put your fingers on your ears in a particular way. They are going to give you this sensation when you put them in your ears, it’s going to give you a full-stop reduction. Now, there are so many types of them in the world, it can get confusing out there. We will go through them thoroughly.

Then, I will give you the fully honest reason for why they just don’t work for whatever application you are trying to use them for. So, without any further ado let’s move on to the next part of the blog to learn more about the topic under discussion.

Welcome to the table, and before we get started I would like to just premise this by saying that the only human protection that works is the one that someone will wear. I also want to promise by saying this the purpose the blog is not based on merely to talk bad about generic ear plugs and drive our company business, and you will see that as we go throughout these products, how quickly you can go wrong when trying to find a working solution to your hearing protection needs. So let’s get started with the products on the table here:

Foam full-stop earplugs:

The first product up is a classic foam full-stop earplugs; this product is the most recognizable on the list as I am sure that everyone watching at one time in your life has confronted one of these. The objective would be the easiest simple. Cram the big block of pliable foam in your ear, here is a different technique for every person on the planet, some rolled foam, some squished foam, some cut the foam down in size and some get the foam so small that they need tweezers to extract them when they are done using it.

How to fit it to your ears:

The next step is when the foam plugs to your desired shape; you have to go about sticking it in your head. Once again, there is a different technique for every human being alive. You can turn your head, pinch you ear, stand on one foot, or you can just jam the plugin. then, finally comes the last part of the insertion experience, what I call the wait and pray phase when the foam starts to take a mind of its own, and you hope that the foam forms a shape of your ear canal.

Origination of the foam full-stop earplugs:

If you watch a tutorial by a gentleman named Elliot Birger, Elliot was involved in investing the EAR foam classic yellow earplug. This was his baby, and he spent more than 30 years singing its praises, saying that it would be the only type of earplug that would world. Finally, at the end of his career, he made a contradictory statement by saying that they don’t work for everybody.

If you paid attention to the video, he prefaced the entire time by saying that one size fits most. What is that supposed to mean? And for anybody who needed to have a separate solution, they would be asked to pinch their ears, pinch their ear the right way so you would slide the earplug in your ear, and it is frustrating at a time, where we are about to have space tourism and people are still using a foam earplug to jam in their head. Elliot has spent decades and decades spending the word of first-hearing conservation, which we are grateful for because he allowed our industry to thrive but, on the other side, he offered a generic solution to everybody but, what they did that was so wrong that we disagree with. In those videos, they put the blame on the user rather than the earplug.

Problem with the full-stop earplugs:

So, if it does not fit well and it is just your fault, and it is up to you to figure it out, and really we have a problem with that. We understand that its 2018, and there are several versions of the generic earplug. There are skull screws, Honeywell Howard, and then the 3m; however, what the issue is that foam earplugs are not made for your ears.

They are made for very few specific ears, maybe they are made for the dummy ears. Who knows, what they were modeled after, and if they are not modeled after your ear then, how are you going to get the right fit. How could you possibly get a correct fit in your ear, if it is not the right size? It just does not make sense, and if you ear canals have any irregular shapes or bends—which every ear does, as every ear is an individual ear include the two that you have it on your head, they vary widely from one another.

In a foam year earplug, it is going to be extremely uncomfortable, and it may cause more harm than good with infections and because it is not being worn correctly, you can cause your hearing damage, because you are not getting a rate reduction. On this note, when you watch a YouTube review, you must always remember that their ears are vastly different than yours. Just because it works for your favorite youtube, it does not mean that it would work great for you.

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Triple flange earplugs:

Okay so now, we have talked about the foam plug, the next question arises that what are your next full stop choices, and since the foam earplugs are not going to cut it for you—the next logical progression would be a triple flange earplug. What they are is a creative riff on the foam earplugs, as they still involve the weight and prey techniques, like every time you put them in—you have a different seal. The tri-flange earplugs are made to sticking quickly and are once again a one-size-fits-all product, and they come in different sizes, and once again, they are not made for your specific ears. So, where, do you go from here, you have tried foamies and you have tried the tri-flanges.

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Wax earplugs:

The next logical step is to jump into form-fitted plugs- now, this jump is large, as you have raised the comfort level; however, you will not gain the proper hearing protection reduction and the usual entry-level step into the formed earplugs are either with a wax or putty earplug. With wax earplugs, they are an interesting take on self-molding as it as it allows for a bit more customization, and because of the softness of the material, it is more comfortable. You are directed to shape the earplug as a cone, inserted into your ear canal, and then smooth it on the outside.

This may seem convenient; however, it is not! It is not a guarantee that you are going to mold the wax or putty in the right shape of your ear canal. It will not reduce the correct decimals or in extreme cases, the wax may become lodged in your ear and disconnect that can lead to costly hospital visits. The wax also invites foreign substances, including bacteria onto it, which makes it really hard to keep clean. So, if your taste is put off by wax or putty plugs, logically, you may turn to the heat and mold products. In the market today, companies such as Decibels and many different other heat-activated products will allow you to edge a little bit closer to a custom feeling as you heat them and stick many years before you stick them to the ear canal. But, what happens after you heat them and stick them to your ears is kind of up in the air.

They may take the right shape or not, and you may have to remove them as well as the risk of just causing massive irreparable damage and scorching the inner ear, and just really hurting yourself, and it did kind of get your mind around how kind of effect they are. If you remember back to elementary or middle school when you played football for the right time, part of your gear was that poor-fitting mouthguard that you boiled to fit your teeth, and then you are doing warm-ups for your first game, you just bit through it and it was pretty much useless.

This is how the heat and mold process works and the process and degradation of them is similar and the mold once again may not fit your ears, as with a lot of these you are given a limited tip size because they had to convert over to generic after their first tests, and just didn’t work because it did not give a right decibel reduction level and they could not get a consistent reading on theirs. Then, it comes a consistent risk of the mold losing the exact shape of your ear due to the exposure of heat in your environment. So, with the conclusion of the heat molded products, we come to the point in the road, where you have tried the foamies, you have tried the triple flanges, you have tried the wax hand molded products, and you have tried the heat and mold products.

Now, at this point, you are past the generic set because you are now having to alter the state of a plug to get it fit in your ears. The next logical step from the heat and fit if those won’t work for you is the two-part hand solution. But, before we go on to this solution, I have to always state that all of these products although a lot of the companies use the verbiage of Custom Earplugs—none of these are Custom Earplugs.

Even Elliot Birger with a generic set of foam earplugs, the most basic 3m full-stop earplugs states in his video that you can get a custom-fit with these, which is a totally illogical and incorrect statement on his behalf. These will not give you a custom fit, none of these products, even the ones that you attempt to fit and mold into your ear will not give you a custom fit.

It will give you a ballpark custom fit but not a specific Custom Ear plugs fit and that is a very very very important separation between custom and generic, and that is why we are doing this video.

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Radians Earplugs:

Last, we come to the two-part hand-formed earplugs. Radians is a popular brand, and there are other hand molded companies in the world to buy. The main problem is shared by the wax putty and heat treated options is that because you are hand forming them and they will have a very hard time extending into your ear canal. And, it will only take an impression of your ear bowl, and the opening of your ear canal, and if you can get the material into your ear canal, you can force the ear wax deeper into your ear, and that can cause you a whole slew of problems.

What happens when you just get to the ear bowl and the outside of the ear canal, that is just going to run in the mold virtually useless, as it is not going to reduce the proper decibel levels, and you still face the risk of hearing loss. You can see in this example that the product does not extend down into the canal, where the hearing protection actually occurs, it take a very shallow impression which is not effective hearing protection.

So, to wrap this up, I believe that any hearing protection industry many lose sight of what is important and what’s important is the person using the product, your end customer, the customer that is going to put a product into their body and use it to protect themselves.

What happens is full-cast earplugs the net is cast so wide with these generic solutions that it just misses the mark, and I also believe that the products such as the self-molding wax or the heat treated earplugs are still a generic approach hearing protection. They assume that the user will be able to replicate a very specific and finite process and the impression making process is an art form. It really is, and you say which will if you want to have the right fitting product then, you would have to go through it and just like anything else in life. If you want the best, you have to go for the best. And you have to be patient and you have to seek it out, that is why we are here.

At the end of the day, wearing hearing protection is person, it should be Custom Earplugs—not a guessing game, it’s like purchasing generic contract lenses or shoes in one size that should fit everyone right and what I ask of you is to use your logic when searching for your next pair of earplugs, and consider your hearing for your lifetime and when you see the price of a higher-level hearing protection, including ours, think about what about your 80 year old self would tell you, and look at it as an investment into your future.

Now, we hope that this is giving you more of an insight into the reality of your options that are out in this world.