ODAY’S PATENT – THROW-AWAY EAR PROTECTOR
Many persons are affected with conditions of the ear due to which it is of paramount importance to provide a highly reliable safeguard against the entry of foreign matter, either in a solid or fluid nature. In today’s patent, we will talk about Donna S. Voorhees’s invention, “Throw-away ear protector” (US4134153A), patented by the USPTO on 16th November 1979.
This invention relates to an ear protector, comprising of a plaque of impervious, supple film-like material which can be readily assembled about the ear in a fluid-tight manner and discarded after a single-use. Due to various afflictions, it is risky and hazardous to expose the ear of the affected persons to a wide range of weather conditions or enter areas containing dust-laden air or moist air. Other common hazards include those encountered while bathing, washing the scalp, or having the hair dressed by beauticians unfamiliar with the risks incurred by persons so afflicted.
The prior art inventions are subjected to disadvantages such as the high cost of equipment and materials. The present invention aims at providing a far simpler, inexpensive device that can be readily stored in a sanitary manner. This invention overcomes the disadvantages of the above prior art inventions.