Face masks are an essential form of protection for workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, but wearing them all day long can leave essential workers with sore ears from the elastic. Glowforge, a 3D laser-printing company, has a solution for that with Ear Savers! The Ear Saver is a simple piece of acrylic that makes mask sizing more flexible and remove pressure and friction from the ears, making any mask more comfortable to wear.
The Glowforge factory, along with thousands of Glowforge users at home, are now printing these Ear Savers so that frontline workers can get them for free! Anyone wearing a mask in their role as an essential worker can request a free Ear Saver. This includes nurses, retail workers, delivery workers, doctors, sanitation workers, etc.
When you sign up, you’ll be matched with someone in your community who can fulfill your request. You can choose to have your Ear Savers dropped off or shipped to you for free, but if you have an urgent need and you’re willing to pay for shipping, you may be able to get your Ear Savers delivered to you faster.
If you own a 3D Laser Printer, you can help! Glowforge has free files and instructions for printing your own Ear Savers at home and your printer does not need to be a Glowforge to participate. When you sign up, you’ll be matched with front line heroes in your community to make delivery easy and enable your prints to help people right away. Head on over here to learn more about how you can help!