Distributed in the United States solely by AquaGear, the Aqua Earband is the perfect solution to non-invasive ear protection for aquatic activities from swimming to showering.
Water Resistant Ear Protection
The Aqua Earband is made of thick, high-quality neoprene rubber - the same material wetsuits are made from. This allows for the swimming ear band to conform to the shape of your head and ears, creating a seal that offers watertight ear protection. The Aqua Earband is durable and meant to handle all aquatic conditions from swimming and water-skiing to showering and bathing.
Designed and Recommended by Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctors
Because it is non-invasive, the Aqua Earband is recommended by ear, nose and throat doctors, audiologists, swim coaches and pharmacists as a comfortable alternative to ear plugs for protection against ear infections or for ear tube surgery maladies. Use the Aqua Earband after a myringotomy (tube insertion) to help keep you or your child's ears safe and dry.
The Aqua Earband can be used alone, or in addition to conventional ear plugs for guaranteed impenetrable protection from any water source; worn over earplugs, the Aqua Earband keeps water out and earplugs firmly in. Ask your doctor for a recommendation as to how much protection you need.
Neoprene is also a great insulator, so the Aqua Earband doubles for ear protection from the cold of winter, keeping your ears warm when skiing, tobogganing or ice skating.
An adjustable velcro fastener makes for easy, secure closure and maximum comfort when fitting your Aqua Earband for a swim.
Fully-Reversible Color Options
Each Aqua Earband is fully reversible, offering two unique colors in one ear band. Colors include dark blue/green, tangerine/navy, pink splash/dark blue, red/dark blue, beach print/royal, camouflage print/black, grape/purple, pink/navy, sky blue/black, sky blue/red, and black/black reversible combos.
The Aqua Earband is available in four sizes approximated according to age (and remember these are neoprene swimming ear bands that stretch). The earband measurements are from end to end (in inches):
Aqua Earband Sizing
|Infant (0-3 Years)||17 - 19.5 inches|
|Child (4-10 Years)||19.5 - 21.5 inches|
|Adult (10+ Years)||21.5 - 23.5 inches|
|Adult XL (10+ Years)||23.5 - 25.5 inches|
The Aqua Earband is not impervious to the forces of pressure, and therefore is not recommended for diving.
The Aqua Earband is made in Canada.
You might also like Mack's Dry-N-Clear, a solution that helps dissipate water lodged in the ear canal. Or for an alternative traditional earplug, consider Mack's Kid's Earplugs that are a soft moldable silicone earplug doctor recommended to seal out water. Doc's Pro Plugs help control swimmer's ear without irritating the ear canal; proper use of the proplugs prevents the flushing out of natural earwax, which keeps the ear moisturized and protected.
If you like the Aqua Earband, you might also like the Aqua Sphere Aqua Glide Swim Cap; a swimcap specially designed for added comfort featuring ergonomic ear pockets to prevent slipping and overpressure to the ears.Make sure you're wearing your swim cap over the earband, to prevent gapping.
The AquaGear Opinion
The Aqua Earband is different from traditional earplugs in many ways, but the most noteworthy: you can hear normally when the swimming ear band is in place! The band is easy to put on and adjust, and the snug, elastic neoprene always ensures a comfortable fit. And the Aqua Earband's versatile material allows it to double as an ear-warmer.
The Bottom Line
Consider an Aqua Earband if you can't stand the pressure or feeling of traditional earplugs. This swimming ear band is the only comfortable way to protect your ears from water, and it's only available here at AquaGear.com!