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ETY Kids Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids Manual

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ETY Kids Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids


In rare instances an eartip may come off in the ear canal when removing the earphone. If this should occur and the eartip cannot be easily removed, it is recommended that you promptly contact an audiologist or other medical professional. A professional can use blunt tweezers to remove the eartip.

Consult an audiologist or physician if there is excessive ear wax, difficulty inserting the eartips, or discomfort after prolonged use. Etymotic earphones exclude many external sounds. It is unsafe to use noise-isolating in-ear earphones when there is potential risk that the user may not hear traffic or other danger.

Research confirms that earphones that seal the ear canal allow listeners to listen at safer levels. Noise-induced hearing loss is a function of exposure time, the average sound level and the peak of very loud sounds.

ETY•Kids are engineered for safe sound output, assuming 4 hours or less per day listening at full volume.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years


  • ETY•Kids5 earphones
  • Shirt clip
  • Assortment of ACCU•Fit™ eartips
  • Zipper pouch


A. Earphones
B. Shirt clip
C. Cable slider
D. 3.5 mm stereo plug


  • Do not expose the earphones to extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid dropping and strong impact.
  • Leave eartips on the earphones for shock protection.
  • Do not pull on the cord to remove the earphone from the audio device or the ear.
  • Clean or replace eartips prior to use by others.

Cleaning and Replacing Eartips

Over time eartips may lose their elasticity. For best performance and retention, replace 3-flange eartips every 3-6 months. Replace foam and glider eartips regularly.

To clean 3-flange eartips:

  1. Remove eartip from the earphone.
  2. Clean with water and mild soap.
  3. Dry the eartip before placing it back on the earphone.

Selecting an Eartip

The eartips that are most comfortable are the best choice, but they should seal well in the ears for best noise isolation and sound quality.

When changing eartips make sure the eartip fits securely on the stem of the earphone.

Proper Insertion 

Important: Sound quality, full bass response and noise isolation all depend on a good eartip seal in the ear canal.
See a video demonstration at www.etymotic.com.

  • Carefully insert the earphone while pulling up and out on the back of the ear.
  • Twist the earphone up into the ear canal while inserting, until outside noise is blocked out.
  • 3-flange eartips: Moistening eases insertion.
  • Glider eartips: Simply push into ear canal.


Remove earphones slowly with a twisting motion to gradually break the seal. Do not pull on the cable to remove the earphones.

Etymotic Research Inc.

Etymotic Research has spent over twenty-five years refining in-ear technology for precision monitoring and critical listening. The first in-ear earphones were invented by Etymotic in 1984 for clinical audiometry and auditory research, and later converted to the first high-fidelity, noise-isolating earphones, the ER-4s in 1991.

Etymotic’s engineering team is led by founder Dr. Mead Killion, audiologist, engineer, inventor and jazz musician. Etymotic’s audio engineers, musicians and audiologists working together have generated over 100 patents issued and pending.

Etymotic’s mission is to design products that measure, improve and protect hearing. Etymotic’s products are used by musicians and others who insist on superior sound quality. Etymotic means “true to the ear.


Etymotic Research, Inc. warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase from an authorized Etymotic distributor or reseller.

Etymotic will repair or replace the defective product at its option if returned within the warranty period to our designated service facility. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years

61 Martin Lane • Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
www.etymotic.com • 1-888-389-6684 • 847-228-0006

©2011. ETY•Kids5 is a trademark of Etymotic Research, Inc.