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January 18, 2013

Inflate this!

By Ashley Caputo, TMCnet Web Editor

Have you ever found that most ear buds you purchase are uncomfortable, whether they are plastic or rubber? They just don’t seem to fit quite right.

Stephen Ambrose must have had the same problem, as he has created a new line of audio technology for his company Asius Technologies, which will provide a better sound system for ear buds, hearing aids and in-ear monitors used by artists while they are performing. 

Asius’ new line also focuses on a problem the children and adults don’t realize while they are wearing ear buds: permanent ear damage. 

Image courtesy of Mashable

According to the American Osteopathic Associate, one in five teens has some form of hearing loss -- a rate about 30 percent higher than it was in the 1980s and 1990s -- which experts believe is caused by increased usage of headphones. Exposure to loud noises for long periods of time can damage the tiny hair cells inside your ears, which can cause hearing loss or permanent ringing noises.

This type of hearing damage is irreversible but with ear buds like Asius’ that are created in hopes of protecting consumers’ ears, it can be prevented.

The Asius’ earpieces are inflatable, which give the consumer the control over properly sealing the ear to block outside noise while also remaining flexible enough to absorb the excess sound pressure pumped coming from the headphones that usually cause listeners to increase the volume.

The inflatable ear buds are an inexpensive way to buy custom-fit headphones without having to purchase a pair that requires special manufacturing. The ear buds also change when a users talks, yawns and chews, or even as their ears grow. Now that’s a lifelong investment!

These inflatable ear buds have not yet been release on the market, but to check on updates about the products click here.

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Edited by Rich Steeves
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