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Boy Scout Creates Ear Guard For People Who Feel Pain From Wearing Face Masks All Day

Published 3 years ago

It’s not just the medical workers that have to wear face masks all day to protect themselves – cashiers, delivery drivers, and all other workers rely on them too. And many of them are suffering from the same problem – ear pain from wearing the masks for prolonged periods of time. But that’s where Quinn Callander, a boy scout from Canada, came to help.

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Canadian boy scout Quinn Callander came up with a simple yet genius idea of protecting the ears of people who wear face masks all day

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Quinn used his 3D printing skills to come up with a simple yet genius ear guard that protects people’s ears from the painful straps of the face masks.

He created the ear guard by using his 3D printing skills

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The boy came up with the idea for the ear guards after one Canadian hospital asked for help dealing with the problem of ear pain. Quinn’s ear guards transfer the tension of the mask straps from the ears to the special 3D printed strap on the back of a person’s head. Who could have thought that the solution could be so simple?

Quinn’s ear guards transfer the tension of the mask straps from the ears to the special strap on the back of a person’s head

“Quinn answered a request from the local hospitals for help with creating “ear guards” to help take the pressure off health care workers’ ears from wearing masks all day,” wrote Quinn’s mom Heather on Facebook. “He got busy on his 3D printer and has been turning out dozens of ear guards to donate.”

The boy donated numerous ear guards to hospitals and even made the template public

If you have a 3D printer at home, you can print one of these ear guards for yourself using Quinn’s template – you can find it here!

So if you have a 3D printer at home, you can print one of these yourself!

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Quinn’s mom, Heather, encouraged people to “fire up their 3D printers” and donate more ear protectors to the medical staff

People are already calling the boy a hero

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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