Sizing Up Ear Gear

The Ear Gear Retainer and Protection System  is a spandex sleeve that fits snugly over  a variety of BTE hearing instruments,  BAHA, and cochlear implant processors and designed to protect these devices from moisture and dirt. Available in both cordless and corded versions, the corded version of Ear Gear not only serves as a hearing instrument moisture protector, but also a retainer system.

This product is available in a variety of models generally based on hearing instrument device size . For example, Ear Gear Original is designed to fit hearing instruments with a body length ranging from 1.25 to 2 inches which typically encompasses those instruments that run on size 13 batteries. Longer versions in the form of Ear Gear FM are available to specifically fit hearing instruments that are 2 to 3 inches in length that mostly run on size 675 batteries. In addition, the Ear Gear FM is also intended for shorter-length BTE instruments that accommodate FM attachments.

Three different styles including Square, Curved, and Micro have recently been introduced to accommodate newer, smaller open fit hearing instruments. Both the Ear Gear Square and Ear Gear Curved styles are intended for BTE instruments that are no more than 1.25″ in length with the Curved style maintaining a more distinct triangular shape than the boxier Square model. Lastly, the Ear Gear Micro style is for hearing instruments up to 1″ in length.

Finally, there are Ear Gear models designed for BAHA processors up to 1.25″ in length and BTE cochlear implant processors that are 2″ to 3″ in length. For a more information on specific hearing instrument products lines and corresponding Ear Gear recommended models, access an updated list from

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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5 Responses to Sizing Up Ear Gear

  1. Dan Schwartz says:

    Check out my friend Katie-louise “Bionic Bailey’s” excellent page on securing CI’s while playing sports, including the “hearmould” T-Mic retainer (also available from Westone). This page is better than anything the HA & CI mfr’s have.

  2. Shari Nussbaum says:

    Is it possible to obtain a few samples on consignment ? Do you have a pricelist available?

    Also regarding retention products do you know where I can find headbands for infants with ‘pockets’ for hearing aids? Thanks

    • aubankaitis says:

      contact Oaktree Products at 800.347.1960 for pricing information; there may also me some samples availalble although I am not sure if we have any but it would not hurt to ask.

  3. Ryan McCreery says:

    Ear Gear is one of my favorite retention options for infants and young children who wear hearing aids. More importantly, parents appreciate the design and appearance.

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