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Makers of Ear Band-It® neoprene headband and Putty Buddies ear protection keeps water out of your ears. great for kids with ear problemsPutty Buddies® silicone ear plugs

Our unique products are designed to keep water out of the ears, providing maximum comfort and safety while swimming and bathing.

The Original Ear Band-It® ear protection system was developed by a board certified Ear, Nose & Throat Physician, and is recommended by specialists worldwide for children with ear tubes and reoccurring ear problems.  Water enthusiasts of all ages will also appreciate using the Putty Buddies® earplugs and Ear Band-It® headband in the prevention of swimmer's ear.


About the Inventor

Dr. Jack Malkoff, the inventor of the Ear Band-It®, obtained his medical degree from Ohio State University.  Following his Internship at Newark City Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Malkoff completed his Otalaryngologic Residency at the renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.  Dr Malkoff retired in 1995 after 40 years of Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) medical practice.  He is board certified in Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.).

Jaco enterprises patented ear protection system helps keep water out of your earsIn 1989, Dr Malkoff developed the Original Ear Band-It® ear protection system, in order to enable his patients with ear tubes to swim and bathe in comfort and safety.  Ear Band-It® is now commonly used post-operatively following plastic surgery of the ears (otoplasty) in order to pin down and protect the ears.

Both the Ear Band-It® and Putty Buddies® are available through physicians, audiologists, children's catalogues and retail pharmacies/stores in the US and globally as well as through our website.

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