SURFEARS® PROTECT YOUR EARS WITHOUT AFFECTING YOUR HEARING
MEET CONNER COFFIN
We’re stoked to announce that Conner Coffin has joined SurfEars® as a global ambassador. Here’s what Conner has to say about us:
“Surfer’s Ear has been a theme in my family for quite a few years and I’m about 90 percent closed on my right ear. I’ve tried tons of ear plugs over the years, but SurfEars fit better and are more comfortable than any other ear plugs I’ve ever used.”
WHAT IS ‘SURFERS EAR’ (EXOSTOSIS)?
Surfer’s ear is extra bone formed as lumps that grow in the ear canal. The cause of it is exposure to cold water and wind, especially the combination of the two as the wind creates a chill factor when your ears are wet. The extra bone growth, also called exostosis is believed to be the body’s defense mechanism to protect the ear drum. The problem is that the exostosis doesn’t go away afterwards, instead it continues to grow (causing painful ear infections & hearing loss).
As surfers we are frequently exposed to windy and wet conditions and that’s why this condition is common among surfers. Hence the name; surfer’s ear. The pace of the bone growth will increase with lower temperature and more frequent exposure. However, how bad it gets varies from person to person as some seems to be more prone to develop exostosis than others.
Independent tests show that SurfEars® have far superior performance compared to other ear plugs.
SurfEars® have close to zero acoustic loss in the frequency range of human speech while the best competitor cuts away about 20-30dB.
To give you a reference, 30dB is roughly the difference between the loudest and lowest volume setting on your smartphone.
That’s a pretty big difference!
HOW IT WORKS
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
One Pair of SurfEars, pre assembled with size medium and an adjustable leash
6 sealing gels, 2x size large, 2x size small, 2x size x-small
Two support wings, size small
An awesome storage case to keep them safe
SURFEARS 3.0 KEY IMPROVEMENTS
Better Fit & Comfort
Ears are sensitive and the comfort of in-ear devices is closely related to how well these fit in your ear. With all ears unique in size and shape, there’s no one-fits-all solution to making great ear plugs. We’ve studied the anatomy of the ear closely and identified four main points of contact, which all are critical to achieving good comfort. With SurfEars 3.0 we’ve adapted the product design to follow the ear’s anatomy closely, drastically improving both fit and comfort.
In order to make 3.0 fit so much better we had to make the plugs individual to the left and right ear. Both the wings and cores are unique for your right or left ear. The tube of the core has been modified to point both forward and slightly upwards, creating a more natural fit in your ear. To make it easy for the user to know which plug goes in which ear, we’ve color coded left and right.
The sealing gels have been redesigned to achieve a better seal while also increasing wearing comfort. They are thinner, softer and conforms to the shape of the ear more easily.
Larger Size Range
The newly designed core is slightly smaller which enables us to increase the product’s size range without compromising hearing performance. We have added an extra size for the sealing gels for total of four different sizes, and the wings comes in two sizes to ensure a good fit to even the smallest and largest ears.
Increased Life Span
We’ve introduced a protective rib preventing the mesh from being pushed inwards, while also increasing the mesh’s adhesive area. This will reduce the risk of the plugs to wear out when repeatedly pushing o the mesh with fingers when inserting the plugs. The new leash is also redesigned, with loops on each end which makes it more durable compared to previous solution and easier to attach and remove from the plugs. The new leash is thicker which makes it more durable and also less likely to tangle.
The best earplugs deserve the best storage. The SurfEars 3.0 silicone case looks amazing and works like a charm and will last for a lifetime.It’s made from injection molded, medical grade silicone, has a smooth satin finish and carefully crafted details, like the debossed logos and vent hole pattern on the back. The magnetic closure keeps your plugs safe and makes the case easy to open and close. With the aluminum carabiner you can easily hook them onto your bag or keychain and keep them with you when you need them.
It’s important to showcase the product in a nice way but not at the cost of the environment. The best way to reduce waste in packaging is to minimize the packaging itself. Therefore we are using the storage case as part of the packaging. 3.0 is presented in a stylish yet minimal paper wrapping made from partly recycled material and is fully recyclable. We use vegetable based ink for minimum environmental impact. User instructions are printed on the back for quick access and minimal material usage.