Etymotic Research, Inc. is an engineering-driven research, development and manufacturing company. The name "Etymotic" (pronounced "et-im-oh-tik.") means "true to the ear." Mead Killion, Ph.D. founded Etymotic Research in 1983 to design products that accurately assess hearing, improve the lives of those with hearing loss, protect hearing, and enhance the listening experience of musicians and music lovers everywhere.
With deep roots in acoustic research and the hearing aid industry, Etymotic invented insert earphones in 1984. Etymotic's original earphone design used balanced armature receivers, which established these speakers as the gold standard for high definition in-ear earphones. The first versions were used for diagnostic testing and precision auditory research (ER-1, 2, 3). Etymotic produced the first noise-isolating high-fidelity in-ear earphone, the ER-4 (1991), which became the basis of all subsequent in-ear earphones and in-ear monitors worldwide, and created an entire category of consumer electronics. The ER-4 earphones are still produced and channel-balanced to within 1 dB in Etymotic's labs in the US.
Innovation, education and hearing conservation are central to Etymotic's mission. Etymotic's products are used by scientists, hearing practitioners, hearing-impaired consumers, professional and amateur musicians, and others who insist on superior sound quality. Audio engineers, audiologists and musicians working together have generated over 100 patents issued and pending.
The new ER•20XS is the highly-awaited next generation of Etymotic's industry-leading ETY•Plugs® High-Fidelity Earplugs. ER•20XS eartips are interchangeable. ER•20XS earplugs can also be used with...View full product details
ETY•Plugs® are the world’s highest fidelity non-custom earplugs. They reduce most noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of...View full product details
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Adaptive noise-reduction earplugs automatically adjust to changing sound levels The ultimate in hearing protection. Designed for musicians who want to hear naturally, need protection when hearing...View full product details
In a Class by Itself Etymotic invented noise-isolating, in-ear earphones. The ER4 MicroPro series earphones were the first earphones commercialized using balanced armature technology and...View full product details
Etymotic Music Pro Elite Rechargeable Musicians Earplugs with Active Hearing Protection The Etymotic Music Pro Elite Rechargeable Active Hearing protection is the latest in advanced...View full product details
Etymotic Etymotion Wireless Bluetooth Cable with AKM Velvet Sound DAC and Amplifier The Etymotion BT from Etymotic is an evolution in the Etymotic brand but...View full product details
Over 30 years ago, Etymotic invented noise-isolating, in-ear earphones. Etymotic’s original design, developed for auditory research and hearing testing, used balanced–armature receivers and established these...View full product details
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