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EARasers Hearing Protection Review

persona medical earasers review

TL;DR:

Persona Medical EARasers Review. An alternative to custom made protection, EARasers is a revolutionary silicone inner ear bud for musicians with various filter configurations providing much needed attenuation for drummers and band members.


Review Preface:

Maintaining a healthy pair of ears is an important factor that should lay at the forefront of many musicians minds. Standing in a music venue enjoying the live music, being behind the bar serving scores of music heads, or even standing behind the mixing desk in a venue, can mean that over time the delicate workings of the inner ear membrane can take quite a beating that can potentially last the rest of your life. With this knowledge I think that we can agree that auditory safety is something we need to think about. In fact today we may just have the product to come to your aid; the EARasers Musician's HiFi Earplugs. The EARasers come from a parent company named Persona Medical, who have 45 years of hear assistance expertise under their belt, so it is without a doubt that a product of this type would make an appearance at some point.


Build quality:

Solid in construction as well in design, this product shows that thought for the end user has been at the front of the build process. The design is centred on a ‘hollow-cone’ silicone body with a -5db filter that fits into the first bend of the ear canal. Embedded in the centre of the unit it an needle fine pull-wire that is the only real visible structure that can be seen when the EARasers are fully inserted into the ear. This pull-wire is the perfect way of removing your earplugs as you don’t have to scrabble around the delicate structure of your ears trying to force the things out which can damage both the product and the your ear.


Sound and Comfort:

Fitting is simple. The EARasers sit very well in the ear and don’t overly feel like you have just jammed a piece of plastic into your ear. This is because Persona Medical have used a medical grade silicone that is very soft and kind to the ear whilst remaining a structural integrity. This does mean that the product can accommodate the many varying shapes of the ear so long as the user can accurately determine whether their ears are Small, Medium, or Large… as many other brands would require. It would have been nicer if they included some insert cream to go with the earplugs like many other custom earplugs do. Simply put, this would aid the product to slip into the ear with ease.


Comfort aside, lets get to the most important factor. As an engineer I need to hear the spectrum, to perform as my best as a musician I also need to hear the spectrum, so when trying to protect myself this is a compromise I can’t really relax on. However the EARasers, preformed well in both situations, I didn’t feel I needed to remove them at any stage to get that clearer perspective on the sound. Furthermore the EARasers appeared to react better than most other protection solutions currently on the market, but still did not quite compete with the luxury of custom in-ear protection. Overall though I very much appreciated the effect that EARasers could have on many musicians lives, and we highly recommend this brilliant product to many.


Review Conclusion:

I have used custom ear filters for a while now, so I did have a hard time picking these up over my custom moulded ones, but for the astonishingly low price of $49.99 (US) I see no reason why everyone who gives any thought to auditory safety shouldn't have a pair as soon as possible! The Pro Audio Web Blog gives the EARasers 4.5 stars!


Edd Harris & Chris Pavey

Edd Harris & Chris Pavey - 5th October 2013

US RRP: $49.99

Editors Rating:

Four and a Half Star Award
EARasers Hearing Protection
4.5/5 stars
Persona Medical EARasers Review. An alternative to custom made protection, EARasers is a revolutionary silicone inner ear bud for musicians with various filter configurations providing much needed attenuation for drummers and band members.