NOW EAR THIS: Les Lambert demonstrates injecting medical-grade silicon into Tina Lambert’s ear to make a custom-fitting ear plug.
NOW EAR THIS: Les Lambert demonstrates injecting medical-grade silicon into Tina Lambert’s ear to make a custom-fitting ear plug. Samantha Oneil

Warwick vision of moulded earplugs to fit like a glove

WHAT started as a chance investment in moulded earplugs at a Willowbank Raceway stall led to the birth of Warwick business Aqua Gun and Racing.

Owner Les Lambert still has his original set, and now makes the custom ear plugs himself.

The custom-made ear plugs are made by injecting medical-grade silicon into the person's ears, where the silicone sets in the exact shape of the ear canal.

Mr Lambert said the flexible ear plugs last for three to five years, and had been thoroughly tested by Work Cover.

"They are certified class 5 hearing protection, so it is not a gimmick," he said.

"They can be used for car racing, shooting, security communication systems, sleeping and swimming.

"Other ear plugs are constantly trying to go back to their original shape, which causes irritation. These are made to fit the individual ear canal so they fit like a glove."

The earplugs take about one hour to make with some styles able to be used with UHF radios, smart phones, racing or security communication systems.

"They work on high-frequency noises so you can still hear people talking or smoke alarms while protecting your ears from loud noises," Mr Lambert said.

For more information, phone 0407060101.



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