Small Size: Fits most women
Save those ears!
I've tried a number of "musicians" earplugs, but when I discovered Earasers at the NAMM Show, I found my go-to plugs. There are less expensive musicians plugs that work, but I can wear the Earasers all day without getting that uncomfortable, itchy feeling. Also, the low-profile "hearing aid" style makes them nearly invisible, so clients won't even know you are wearing them. The feedback I've received from other tuners has been very positive. Whether you use Earasers or another product, the important thing is to use some form of hearing protection. Earplugs can take some getting used to, so I suggest starting off by using them for pitch raises (tension adjustment tunings).
- Mark Purney, RPT
Plastic carrying case with snap-open lid included:
Optional Accessory for storing your Earasers:
Anodized aluminum Stash Cans with threaded lid and key ring.
To insert the Earasers properly, hold them in front of you so the blue and red lines are facing you, with red on the right and blue on the left. Maintain this orientation when inserting them for proper fit. You can adjust the amount of orientation by how tightly you insert them into your ears: For pitch raises, and when tuning octaves 4 and 5, a tight fit is recommended. You can pull them out slightly, if needed, to hear more subtle high partials when tuning bass or high treble.
Our opinions of the Eargasm and Earaser brands of earplugs (a comparison):
Fitment: Eargasm wins this category, since they come with two sizes of shells, and expand to fit the ear, unlike the Earasers. This benefit of knowing they will fit your ears comes at the expense of comfort.
Storage: Eargasm includes an aluminum storage canister with key ring. The Earasers come with a plastic case, but the aluminum Stash Can is an option that is not included.
Visibility: The Earasers are probably a bit less visible to others, but the small size makes them potentially easier to lose if dropped.