EQ Ear Plugs are premium quality, ergonomic earplugs designed by a team of engineers, surfers and kayakers using smooth, medical grade silicone.
Built with a breathable membrane by Sympatex®, designed to preserve the user’s hearing and balance while guaranteeing complete impermeability.
The EQ earplug consists of a membrane holder and a Sympatex® membrane.
This EQ membrane holder is made of hypoallergenic, hydrophobic medical silicone, resistant to chlorine, seawater and temperatures between -10°C and 60°C. Consisting of a fin and a cup, it is placed behind the first curvature of the ear canal to guarantee the waterproofness of the ear while preserving comfort and long-lasting support in the ear.
The Sympatex® waterproof and breathable membrane allows air to circulate between the eardrum and the plug, which has the benefit of preserving hearing and balance, while reducing the risk of infection.
EQ surf ear plugs feature an ergonomic applicator to facilitate insertion of the plug into the ear and is delivered in a carrying tube that can be attached to a key ring.
Composition: medical grade silicone
100% impermeable and 100% wind proof
Earplugs made in Spain
Lifetime fault guarantee
One-time earplug-loss guarantee
Diameter: 8 mm | Length: 3 cm
Waterproof ear plugs for ear protection
Waterproofing and comfort
Prevention of ENT problems (otitis, exostosis...)
Place the earplug in the applicator.
Maintain the applicator between the thumb and the index finger.
To help insert the earplug, we recommend you pull your ear back.
Firmly squeeze the applicator between your fingers and gently push inwards until you feel your ear canal become blocked. Do not force.
Remove the applicator and put it in its case.
When using for diving: no more than 3 metres deep, to avoid disrupting decompression.
EQ Vs. Quies Earplugs
Our customers tend to prefer EQ Earplus over Quies brand, which are more generalist ear plugs not specialized for surfers, kayakers, and watersports.
WHY DO WE NEED TO WEAR SURFER EQ EAR PLUGS
The growing number of outdoor sports participants (surf, ski, bike, swimming, running) in challenging conditions has resulted in an increase of ears’ pathologies in numerous regions of the world.
A GROWING NUMBER OF EXOSTOSIS PATHOLOGIES
Exostosis is one of the main pathology. Exostosis generates an excessive growth of the bone in the auditory canal, resulting in the loss of hearing and can lead to deafness in the worst cases. In addition, the bone growth allows waste and bacteria to sit in the canal, which in turn increases the case of ear infections.
A STUDY CONDUCTED BY SURGEONS
A study conducted by surgeons in the South West of France in 2010 concluded that there was no protective equipment that addressed the specific needs of water sports participants wishing to prevent it, in particular in terms of hearing, balance and fit. Surgery is the only solution to address exostosis once it is installed. There are also evident risks of bone re- growth when no protection is worn afterwards.
INNOVATION FOR WELL-BEING IMPROVEMENT
In collaboration with engineers, the surgeons developed an ears eq plugs to prevent from those ears’ pathologies. Using an innovative design made of flexible medical silicone, EQ ear plugs has a breathable Sympatex® membrane, which allows the circulation of air in the ear, and therefore maintaining hearing and balance.