High-end electronic hearing protection and enhancement systems have traditionally been troubled by whistling, feedback and the "occlusion effect" - that stuffed up feeling resulting from the ear canal being totally filled in. That is why the newest alternative from E.A.R. Inc., Open Ear technology, is rapidly replacing traditional fittings like custom ear molds. Open Ear technology provides a more natural perception of one's own voice and eliminates feedback. E.A.R.'s new digital OpenE.A.R.-D is designed to accommodate high-frequency hearing loss, common in baby boomers and people engaged in loud sports like shooting and motorcycling. OpenE.A.R.-D is extremely small, programmable, and comes with a one year warranty. Packaging includes open tips for quiet activities and closed tips for protection from loud sounds like gunfire or intense wind noise. E.A.R.'s proprietary software includes digital sound suppression while OpenE.A.R.-D's multifunctional design eliminates the need for ear impressions and is extremely easy to use.