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Capitola, CA 95010


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What Makes Musicians Earplugs High Fidelity? Musicians Earplugs buttons have a diaphragm which functions as an acoustic compliance, while the volume of air in the sound bore of the custom earmold acts as an acoustic mass. The combination of the two produces a resonance at approximately 2700 Hz (as in the normal ear), which results in smooth, flat attenuation. - ER-9 Provides flat 9-dB sound reduction through the mid range and 15 dB in the highs - ER-15 Provides uniform 15-dB sound reduction across frequencies - ER-25 Provides 25-dB relatively flat sound reduction across frequencies


Ref. for chart and verbiage above is Etymotic's main website http://www.etymotic.com/hp/erme.html

Etymotic Sound Filter chart

for Musician Earplugs only

What is Surfers Ear?


Surfer's ear is the common name for an exostosis or abnormal bone growth within the ear canal. Surfer's ear is not the same as swimmer's ear, although infection can result as a side effect.


Irritation from cold wind and water exposure causes the bone surrounding the ear canal to develop lumps of new bony growth which constrict the ear canal. Where the ear canal is actually blocked by this condition, water and wax can become trapped and give rise to infection. The condition is so named due to its prevalence among cold water surfers. Warm water surfers are also at risk for exostosis due to the evaporative cooling caused by wind and the presence of water in the ear canal.


Most avid surfers have at least some mild bone growths (exostoses), causing little to no problems. The condition is progressive, making it important to take preventative measures early, preferably whenever surfing. The condition is not limited to surfing and can occur in any activity with cold, wet, windy conditions such as kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, kitesurfing, and diving.



Source of information above:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfer%27s_ear

Shooter Earplugs   $150 per set


Includes 1 set with rope anchor. Noise reduction rating of 29dB


Shooter ears or shooter earplugs are the best choice  for those who need maximum hearing protection. Unlike foam earplugs or putty earplugs, which can shift in the ear or not fully occlude the ear canal, our shooter earplugs will give you consistent noise protection every time. These are available in two styles, a solid earplug offering NRR 29dB protection or you can choose an earplug with a compression control which will shut down when sudden loud noises occur (gun shot).



Sleep Earplugs   $140 per set


Includes 1 set of small, in the canal, earplugs form fitted for comfort while sleeping.


Many people suffer from lack of sleep due to sensitivity to sound, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), a snoring spouse, or one of many other noises that can prevent you from getting a good nights sleep. If you're one of these individuals then sleep earplugs might be a great option for you to block out a majority of annoying sounds while you sleep.


Surfing Earplugs   $95 per set & up 


Includes 1 set of float-able earplugs to keep water out. Multiple colors available


Keeping cold, bacteria filled, water out of your ears is crucial for individuals who swim or surf on a regular basis for a couple reasons. First of all, having pool or sea water stuck in your ear canal can increase the chances of ear infection especially for those with a previous history or with individuals with ruptured tympanic membranes (ear drums). The other big reason is surfers ear. Read the description below regarding surfers ear for more details.



Musician Earplugs   $185 per set


Includes 1 set of filter size ER-9 | ER-15 | ER-25 (additional filter sets are $80)


Musician earplugs are ideal for professional musicians, concert goers, or sound technicians. There are three different filter sizes available (see chart below for freq. cuts) which come in four different colors. Each filter is designed for specific reduction of certain frequency ranges based on the application or environment. Call us if you have any additional questions and we'll let you know the best filter for your environment.



Whether you play instruments, shoot guns, work in a loud environment, or surf / swim, The Listening Stack can custom fit earplugs to your ears and your needs. We specialize in high quality custom earplugs for any application, but also offer same day earplugs at a fraction of the price! Browse our selection below and find out why people drive from the North & South Bay Area to have their custom earplug needs satisfied.


If you don't see the earplug you're looking for, give us a call or send us an email for a custom quote. We can custom fit virtually any device with a custom molded ear piece for roughly the same price range seen below (831) 498-9890

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