Even though Ear Gear may appear to be a cover to protect against dust and moisture, it also has another function. The spandex sleeve reduces wind noise, giving people improved ability to understand speech during conversations in windy situations outdoors. We have received many testimonials from happy clients who attest that Ear Gear reduces wind noise and improves overall hearing.
Wind noise can be quite unpleasant and frustrating for the hearing aid wearer. Many people cope by avoiding windy situations, taking the hearing aid off, or purchasing windscreens or wind hoods. Ear Gear is the best option as it protects against sweat, dirt, moisture, loss AND wind noise!
Here is a list of seven windy moments in which Ear Gear came to the rescue for our clients:
1. Sailing on a Boat
A combination of being on the ocean and sailing can make the wind noise quite intense. When navigating a sailboat with a team of people it is important to be able to understand conversations and make the best decisions for navigation. Ear Gear gives people like Philip the ability to communicate with their team while sailing.
2. Riding in a Car with Windows Open
Feeling the wind blowing in one’s face can be a pleasant experience for many people when riding a car, but for those with hearing loss, it means they cannot participate in conversations with other passengers. Ear Gear allows people like Katherine to participate in conversations in the car while the window is rolled down.
“I've discovered what a great protection Ear Gear is. It [protects against] hair products, [reduces] noise from my hair rubbing against the mics, and mainly reduces wind noise in the car. I used to sit quietly and crankily when people wanted to drive with the windows down, hearing none of the conversation or music and feeling attacked by loud ‘whop whop whop’ wind noise. Not anymore! While there is still some wind noise, it doesn't interfere with conversation nor does it make me want to pull out my hearing aids!”
The ocean is one of the windiest places and therefore, fishing is an activity when one will likely face hearing difficulties. Ear Gear enables people to enjoy conversations with their family members and friends while fishing.
“Just received my Ear Gear in the mail and took them for a test drive in my convertible. I always take them off when the top is down but with my Ear Gear the wind didn't bother me at all. Can hardly wait to take them fishing. Thanks for helping me wear my "ears" in the wind! Next trip out I will be able to better hear my husband say ‘fish on,’”
4. Riding a Bike
Like when riding in a car with windows open, when riding a bike, there is always going to be wind noise. Ear Gear ensures that the bike rider can hear other bike riders announcing instructions and hear emergency signals such as ambulances or fire trucks.
“I am a 70 year-old man who loves to cycle with friends. One day last summer, I was riding with a group that included a young woman, Stephanie, who had a colorful ‘hearing aid.’ I asked her about it and she said it was a cover from Ear Gear. I had been having trouble with wind noise and she recommended Ear Gear. I have found that indeed, Ear Gear does reduce wind noise. In addition it gives me the assurance that I won’t lose the aids if they fall off in a crash,”
5. Vacationing on the Beach
Beach is a place where people often relax and socialize. Thus, being able to hear conversations is important. Ear Gear allows people to communicate with ease with their family and friends.
While golf courses may not be near an ocean, there can still be wind noise. People often golf with family and friends, which means they often converse with each other. Ear Gear gives people the ability to be included in conversations when golfing.
“Ear Gear works great for golfing when it is windy. No one can even tell that I have them on. My hearing is very poor, requiring a lot of power, which also increases the wind noise problem. I don't know what I would do without Ear Gear,”
7. Doing Construction Work
Construction sites often have wind noise. When working, it is important to hear other colleagues speaking to avoid mistakes that could result in dangerous accidents. Ear Gear ensures people like Dee to be able to hear other people to know what is happening at the work site.
“Ear Gear also keeps the wind sound to a minimum when I am working out in the construction field. I train people to operate heavy equipment and it is important to me to be able to hear what is going on,”
Dee Hadfield, Utah, United States.
Until now, you may have thought options to prevent wind noise were limited but with Ear Gear, you'll be able to hear on the windiest days. You'll not only be free of wind noise frustration but you'll have the peace of mind that your hearing aids are protected from sweat, dirt, moisture and loss. Ear Gear comes in numerous colors, both corded and cordless, to fit almost any type of hearing instrument. Shop our inventory by visiting us here!