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Attractive hearing protection for music connoisseurs. Fits your ears and your lifestyle perfectly, without sacrificing music quality.
Attractive hearing protection for music connoisseurs. Fits your ears and your lifestyle perfectly, without sacrificing music quality.
Attractive hearing protection for music connoisseurs. Fits your ears and your lifestyle perfectly, without sacrificing music quality.
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EAROS: In-Ear Protection Solution for Music Enthusiasts

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Music lovers often feel as if they have to choose between protecting their ears and enjoying the full range of acoustics at a concert or club. But what if you could enjoy the full spectrum of sound at reduced decibel levels?

 

With the future of music in mind, we created a revolutionary in-ear protection solution that is designed to allow good sound in, while keeping damaging sound out. Say goodbye to harmful levels of noise with no distortion of sound or quality.

Using high quality medical grade composite plastics instead of traditional foam, EAROS ONE filters and reduces sound levels using its patent pending Soundbore design. The full spectrum of sound passes through to your inner ear but at reduced decibel levels, protecting your sensitive hearing from accumulating damage and even hearing loss. 

 

Designed with comort in mind, the EAROS ONE was designed with left and right orientation; a revolutionary new product feature that's a first in the market. With traits such as soft concha tabs for a more secure fit, EAROS ONE fits users of various size needs. Its patent pending design uses a resonant Soundbore that carries audio to the ear for excellent sound fidelity.

Traditional foam earplugs muffle and distort sound quality. On the other hand, EAROS ONE is composed of a dense plastic that uniquely balances frequency attenuation with frequency boost to provide realistic sound perception. 

EAROS ONE attenuates enough to protect hearing and no more - we expect an average of 25 dB attenuation. This comes from the deeper fit as allowed by a left and right orientation and the two different size tips. A better fit equals superior protection and comfort.

  • 85 Decibels (dB) - the "Action Level" where hearing protection is required.
  • 90 dB - the OSHA, 8 hour average exposure limit. 
  • 100 dB - exposures longer than 15 minutes are not recommended.
  • 110 dB - regular exposure of more than 1 minute risks permanent hearing loss.

EAROS’ accompanying app works with your smartphone to test the sound levels of your environment to see whether or not the sound level is at a potentially damaging decibel level.

This sound analysis technology will let you know whether or not you need to use your EAROS ONE to protect your hearing. If needed, you can simply put in your EAROS and enjoy fidelity of audio — without damaging your ears. The app will also let you know how long you can stay in a venue while remaining safe for your hearing.

 

 

 

 

Attenuation of the EAROS ONE earplug. All sounds are reduced, with the patent pending Soundbore providing a resonant peak in the 3000 Hz region to facilitate speech communication in noisy environments.

 

An “acoustical hangover” is the familiar unpleasant ringing sensation in your ears that can last for hours after you’ve spent some time in a noisy environment. That noise isn’t just annoying - it can actually be indicative that serious damage has been done to your hearing.

 

 

Many earplugs are not inserted correctly, which leaves the ear vulnerable to hearing damage. We worked with leading ear scientist Dr. Wayne Staab, acoustical engineer John Aceti, acoustic consultants from Acentech, and the head of the MIT Acoustical Engineering Department, Prof. Richard Lyon. All of these experts have an intimate understanding of the ear so that we could design a product that WORKS!

It is designed to be easy to insert and also fit comfortably and securely. This way, you get custom-quality sound attenuation and comfort — without the price tag to match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Madra, the founder and inventor of EAROS, has always loved music, spending his youth in clubs and concerts and working as a DJ. Now he is the owner of many famous international night clubs like 1OAK and Up & Down, that host some of biggest parties around the world. But when a constant ringing developed in his ears, he grew concerned.

He saw a doctor and got a concerning diagnosis: he had tinnitus. He had custom ear plugs developed, which fit well enough, but were expensive and unsightly.

After a friend asked him if he was wearing a hearing aid, he knew there had to be a better solution out there.

For those who love music and the social experience of going to shows, festivals, and concerts, music isn’t just sound — it’s a whole lifestyle. Fashion is a key part of that lifestyle as well, and we all know we’re much less likely to wear something if it makes us feel uncomfortable or awkward. That’s why we designed EAROS ONE to be sleek and stylish, so that music lovers will actually feel confident and cool wearing EAROS ONE. Remember — if you begin to experience hearing issues or loss, you’re not only risking your hearing health, but your passions and lifestyle as well.

His vision was simple and gimmick-free: just a sleek, cool looking in-ear solution that protects hearing just as much as it protects the quality of sound. Many concert goers and clubbers shy away from protecting their hearing due to aesthetics and fear of ruining the sound experience. 

 

EAROS ONE is composed of multiple materials to create the perfect sound and fit, with no batteries required. Unlike most other earplugs, EAROS has a left and right side version, since your left and right ears are different. It has a soft concha tab for secure fit and comfort, as well as an internal Soundbore for high fidelity music with attenuated sound levels. There are both small and large soft tips for a more optimal fit and snug placement.

 

 

It’s taken us three years to develop the EAROS solution that would meet all of our criteria. We had to balance our desire for a comfortable and sleek product with technology that ensured high quality audio and outstanding hearing protection.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

EAROS ONE has been a huge investment of our time and resources. We’ve spent over two years developing and testing EAROS ONE, putting in many long hours because we have a vision that this product can improve and change people’s lives. We’ve spent hours of our time with no guarantees of a return on our investment. However, because we’re so passionate about bringing this product to the world, we know the risk will pay off, and the reward will be worth the countless hours.

The challenge is that we lack the capital to bring this product to market right away - which is where you come in. We know that other music lovers have been waiting for a solution that’ll protect both their hearing and the quality of the music they love. Crowdfunding is a way to bring this powerful technology into people’s lives and make hearing protection look and sound good at a price people can actually afford to pay.

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    EAROS WEAR

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD EAROS SET

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    Receive 1 EAROS_One Set, with small and large tips, and an Ultra-Suede Carrying Case.

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    Receive 2 EAROS_One Sets, with small and large tips, and 2 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

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    Receive 2 EAROS ONE Sets, with small and large tips, and 2 Ultra-Suede Carrying Case.

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    EAROS PARTY PACK

    Receive 5 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 5 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 5 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

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    EAROS VIP Level 1

    Receive 1 EAROS_One Set, with small and large tips, and an Ultra-Suede Carrying Case.

    1 EAROS T-Shirt with carrying pocket. Choose your size in the survey we'll be sending out when the campaign ends.

    Get a download of the EAROS App which works with your smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    1 VIP Entrance Pass to any 1 Oak or Up & Down location.

    Includes:
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    • EAROS T-Shirt
    • Ultra-Suede Carrying Case
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    EAROS VIP Level 2

    Receive 2 EAROS_One Sets, with small and large tips, and 2 Ultra_Suede Carrying Cases.

    2 EAROS T-Shirts with carrying pocket.

    Get 2 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    2 VIP Entrance Passes to any 1 Oak or Up & Down Location.

    Includes:
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    • EAROS T-Shirt
    • EAROS App Subscription
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    EAROS SUPER PARTY PACK

    Receive 10 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 10 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 10 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

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    • 10× Ultra-Suede Carrying Case
    • 10× EAROS App Subscription
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    RED CARPET Level 1

    Receive 1 EAROS_One Set, with small and large tips, and an Ultra-Suede Carrying Case.

    1 EAROS T-Shirt with carrying pocket. You get to choose your size in the survey we'll be sending out after the campaign ends.

    Get a download of the EAROS App which works with your smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    1 Ticket to the Exclusive Launch Party

    Includes:
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    • EAROS T-Shirt
    • EAROS App Subscription
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    EAROS CLUB PARTY PACK

    Receive 20 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 20 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 20 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

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    RED CARPET Level 2

    Receive 2 EAROS_One sets, with small and large tips, and 2 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    2 EAROS T-Shirts with carrying pocket. You get to choose sizes in the survey we'll be sending out after the campaign ends.

    Get 2 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    2 Tickets to the Exclusive EAROS Launch Party

    Includes:
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    • EAROS T-Shirt
    • EAROS App Subscription
    • Ticket to the Exclusive EAROS Launch Party
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    EAROS EVENT PARTY PACK

    Receive 50 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 50 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 50 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

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    • 50× EAROS_One Set
    • 50× Ultra-Suede Carrying Case
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    EAROS ULTRA EXCLUSIVE REWARD

    The ultimate EAROS package!

    Receive 2 EAROS_One Sets, with small and large tips, and 2 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    2 EAROS T-Shirts with carrying pocket. You get to choose sizes in the survey we'll be sending out after the campaign ends.

    Get 2 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    2 Tickets to the Exclusive EAROS Launch Party.

    PLUS FOR YOU AND A FRIEND:

    1 Night Hotel Stay in New York City.

    An exclusive tour of 1 Oak and Up & Down with Ronnie Madra.

    Dinner with the EAROS Team.

    VIP Section Access at the EAROS Launch Party.

    Includes:
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    • EAROS T-Shirt
    • EAROS App Subscription
    • Ticket to the Exclusive EAROS Launch Party
    • 1 Night Hotel Stay in New York City
    • Tour of 1 Oak and Up & Down with Ronnie Madra
    • Dinner with the EAROS Team
    • VIP Section at the EAROS Launch Party
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    EAROS FESTIVAL PACK

    Receive 100 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 100 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 100 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

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    • 100× EAROS_One Set
    • 100× Ultra-Suede Carrying Case
    • 100× EAROS App Subscription
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    EAROS VIP FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

    Receive 6 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 6 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 6 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    You also get 2 EAROS T-Shirts with carrying pocket. You get to choose sizes in the survey we'll be sending out after the campaign ends.

    PLUS:

    2 VIP Tickets to ANY 2017-2018 MUSIC FESTIVAL in the United States.

    Exclusive access to the 1 OAK or Up&Down Pop-Up Party at the event (if applicable).

    Note: Does not include airfare/accommodations. Must be 21 or over.

    Includes:
    • EAROS_One Set
    • Ultra-Suede Carrying Case
    • EAROS App Subscription
    • VIP Ticket to any 2017-2018 Music Festival (U.S Only)
    • Exclusive Access to any 1 OAK / Up&Down Pop-Up Party
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    EAROS BLACK CARD EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

    Receive 12 EAROS_ONE sets, with small and large tips, and 12 Ultra-Suede Carrying Cases.

    Get 12 downloads of the EAROS App, each to work with a smartphone to test the sound level of your environment.

    You also get 2 EAROS T-Shirts with carrying pocket. You get to choose sizes in the survey we'll be sending out after the campaign ends.

    AND

    EAROS ONE OF A KIND EXCLUSIVE BLACK CARD EXPERIENCE

    2 VIP Passes for 2017-2018 to any 1 OAK / Up&Down location

    Exclusive access for 2 to the following:

    * Art Basel in Miami
    * Paris Fashion Week (Ready to Wear or Haute Couture)
    * OSCAR Awards After Party in Los Angeles (Black Tie Affair)
    * Cannes Film Festival (Black Tie Affair)
    * Art Biennale in Venice, Italy

    Note: Does not include airfare/accommodations. Must be 21 or over.

    Includes:
    • 12× EAROS_One Set
    • 12× Ultra-Suede Carrying Case
    • 12× EAROS App Subscription
    • EAROS T-Shirt
    • 2017-2018 VIP Pass to any 1 OAK / Up&Down location
    • Art Basel (Miami)
    • Fashion Week (Paris, France)
    • Oscars After Party (Los Angeles)
    • Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France)
    • Art Biennale (Venice, Italy)
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