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 gearforears.com.