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Interview with “Big Ear” custom hearing protection services

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How did you come by your brand name?

The One For Musicians was created because we had made hearing protection for the USC Marching Band and then discovered that the need was totally different then we thought. It is not just about hearing the music you have to perform and be one and in the music. All the products on the market just don’t do this at all or perform extremely poorly for musicians.

When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?

In 2003 we realized the need for specialized hearing protection and the generic one size fits all solutions simply just don’t work for most people.

The first thing that we had to do was to create awareness on just how large the hearing loss and Tinnitus issue has become.

 To what or whom do you accredit your sense of mission?

Because I suffer from noise-induced hearing loss and Tinnitus I have made it my life’s mission to help others and give them the knowledge that if you’re not suffering the same conditions than it’s not too late to protect your self.

On your project, how did you come up with the concept?

We finally realized that the problem with hearing protection currently on the market and this included musician hearing protection is that it still blocked your hearing and caused backpressure while a musician is playing or trying to be and have spacial awareness while practicing or playing live.

What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?

The greatest challenge it to tri-fold, we have to make an impression of each person’s ears, build it and it’s expensive as well. Musicians are one of the greatest arts we have, and as we all know an artist is some of the least funded endeavors that we can do, but without music, life would suck!

Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?

We are a premium hearing protection company that specializes in performance custom hearing protection products.

What are your plans for the near future?

We are now putting together an online hearing screening application that a person can go online and take a hearing test and know what their baseline hearing loss is. Once a person knows their hearing loss then they can pay attention to not doing further hearing damage to their hearing and then yearly taking a hearing test to ensure that they are not losing more hearing.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?

We would like to thank all our customers and others that explain to others about protecting there own hearing and just how valuable it is to not put your hearing in harm’s way.

How can fans find you?

We have providers all over North America and just by going to Bigearinc.com you can start the hearing conservation journey.

What suggestions do you have for other artists and musicians?

Hearing is the most important sense that artists and musicians have and without good hearing, your musical ability will suffer.

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Alfred Munoz is an American Veteran, entrepreneur, and publisher.

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