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Ear Bandit Swimming Headband

Ear Bandit Swimming Headband

(Based on 50 customer reviews)

  • Reversible neoprene swim headband.
  • Hook and loop like closure.
  • To prevent ear infection.
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The Ear Band-It Swimming Headbands were originally designed by an ear, nose and throat specialist to prevent ear infections for his young patients with ear tubes and to help keep putty buddy plugs secure.

Now, these soft headbands are worn by people of all ages to keep earplugs in place while swimming or playing in water.

The headbands are made of neoprene, which is a stretchy, water-resistant material, and they have a comfortable, adjustable fit.

They can be worn over any brand of mouldable silicone ear putty, including putty buddies.

The headbands are especially recommended for very young children, as they help to prevent accidents (such as with ear putty that might otherwise accidentally fall out).



  • Reversible neoprene.
  • Hook and loop like closure.
  • Available in several size and colour choices.

Ear Bandit

Item Code Size Colour Available Now Price Price ex. VAT Manufacturer Part Code Ean
IT029971 Small Red 9 £4.95 £4.13 #EB-PN-S RED 720927800209
IT029972 Small Blue 1 £4.95 £4.13 #EB-PN-S-ROYAL 720927800001
IT029975 Small Magenta 28 £4.95 £4.13 #EB-PN-S-MAGENTA 720927800100
IT029979 Medium Teal 40 £4.95 £4.13 #EB-PN-M-TEAL 720927800414

  Size of Band Fits Head Size Recommended Age
Small 19" 16-19" 1-3 years
Medium 20.5" 17-21" 4-9 years
Large 23.5" 20.5-25" 10 years to adult

Customer Reviews for Ear Bandit Swimming Headband

  • 1 out of 5 Disappointed

    Newitts Verified Purchase (2 May 2024)

    I'm afraid it didn't keep water out of my ears, even when used with earplugs as recommended. It also made it hard to get goggles watertight.

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent addition to my swimming sessions

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 Sep 2022)

    As an adult, I have been using an ear bandit for several years now. They usually last me around 18 months with regular swimming. I originally used it to keep ear plugs in place but now I equally like it to keep my wayward thick hair in place. Also I can put on my goggles over it and avoid them rubbing on my hair and pulling.

  • 5 out of 5 Great band

    Newitts Verified Purchase (27 Aug 2022)

    My daughter suffers with ear infections after long exposure to water like a holiday rather than just a swim lesson. She wore this on our 10 day holiday and no ear infection!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Hearing aids.

    Newitts Verified Purchase (11 May 2022)

    I ordered this product so that I can swim wearing hearing aids. The aim is to keep the hearing aids dry, I feel confident that I will achieve this when required.

  • 5 out of 5 Fabulous

    Newitts Verified Purchase (31 Dec 2021)

    Wore it this morning for my aqua class, keeps the ears perfectly dry - fabous price ??

  • 5 out of 5 Fabulous

    Newitts Verified Purchase (31 Dec 2021)

    Wore it this morning for my aqua class, keeps the ears perfectly dry - fabous price ??

  • 5 out of 5 Really helped my grandson

    Newitts Verified Purchase (10 Nov 2021)

    My 6 year old grandson has been having swimming lessons and has struggled to swim on his back as he does not like his ears to get wet. This product is really good and has given him much needed confidence. He is now able to move up to the next group as he can now complete everything he needs to do to pass the first stage. Fits well (although I had to have an adult size for him, but the size guide is right) He is a happy boy

  • 5 out of 5 Ear Bandit swim headband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Nov 2021)

    Brilliant, keeps the water out of my ears - no more ear infections - comfortable to wear

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent

    Newitts Verified Purchase (22 Aug 2021)

    Only ear band that has worked , good value and arrived very quickly

  • 5 out of 5 Great

    Newitts Verified Purchase (1 Jun 2021)

    Used beneath a neoprene beanie it keeps water from my ears during slight submersion: exactly what I bought it for.

  • 5 out of 5 Great product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (5 May 2021)

    For someone who suffers from repeated ear infections, this headband is a godsend to stop my ears getting wet.

  • 5 out of 5 Ear bandit headband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (12 Dec 2020)

    Used with soft putty ear defenders and no longer have earache because no water gets in. Brilliant !

  • 5 out of 5 Great buy

    Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Dec 2020)

    Great product and really good value

  • 5 out of 5 Great buy

    Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Dec 2020)

    Great product and really good value

  • 5 out of 5 Great buy

    Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Dec 2020)

    Great product and really good value

  • 5 out of 5 Bandit headband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Oct 2020)

    So useful is you have mild ear problems for adults and children

  • 5 out of 5 Ear Bandit

    We take granddaughter swimming , but unfortunately she regularly gets ear infections. Thanks to the Ear Bandit, we have managed quite a few weeks swimming and no ear infections - fingers crossed!

  • 5 out of 5 Ear band

    Newitts Verified Purchase (6 Oct 2019)

    I used the ear band when I was water skiing to protect my ear when I fell in the water. As Im sonething of a beginner I fall quite often. The band stayed in place and after a couple of falls was still protecting my ear. I am very pleased with the band.

  • 5 out of 5 Does the job

    I needed to use protection for one of my ears for some weeks after a middle ear operation. I was told at my gym that a headband is better than a bathing cap as the cap allows water to creep in under the ear, which the headband would not. I coupled the headband with the soft ear plug and they worked well together. However, I didn't dare go into the sea with them - just the pool where I knew I could hold my head up above the level of the water. I also used the headband and ear plug when showering which worked well to keep my ear dry.

  • 5 out of 5 Ear bandit

    Newitts Verified Purchase (29 Apr 2019)

    Purchased for granddaughter who suffers from glue ear. She has custom plugs through ENT but she constantly fiddled with them fearing the plugs would drop out. The ear bandit holds the plugs in place perfectly. Granddaughter delighted and more at ease. She can concentrate on her swimming instead of her ears.

  • 4 out of 5 Good quality

    Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Jun 2018)

    Very pleased with the headband. It seems a bit small at first but fits well once it's on. Holds in place well, although did not go under water. Would recommend for anyone who's child has had grommets.

  • 5 out of 5 Very satisfied

    Newitts Verified Purchase (12 May 2018)

    Very satisfied

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent and simple to use

    Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Apr 2018)

    We really like this product. Initially we were lent one by someone else, and my daughter liked it so much that we bought our own. The colour is vibrant, it's simple to put on, get in place, rinse out afterwards etc. As my daughter won't put a hat on it is useful not only to cover her ears, but to hold her hair back too. Just be careful to do the Velcro up in your swimming bag as it can catch (as Velcro tends to!) on swimming costume seams etc.

  • 5 out of 5 Brilliant!

    Newitts Verified Purchase (26 Apr 2018)

    Bought an Ear Bandit Swimming Headland for our 10 year old granddaughter when we were taking her for a holiday in Lanzarote. She suffers from ear infections and had just had a perforated ear drum prior to the holiday. She loves swimming, diving and spending lots of time in the water. The headband , used in conjunction with the ear putty, enabled her to have a great holiday without any ear problems!

  • 5 out of 5 Wonderful product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (25 Mar 2018)

    My Grandson couldn't go swimming because of ear infections from the water. I came across this wonderful product and he hasn't had any more ear problems since. I will definitely be recommending it to all friends and family.

  • 5 out of 5 Headband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (21 Mar 2018)

    Excellent product.

  • 5 out of 5 Ear bandit

    Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Oct 2017)

    Kept getting ear problem when swimming. The headband and putty plugs have solved the problem

  • 4 out of 5 Returned Ear Bandit

    Newitts Verified Purchase (23 Sep 2017)

    Unfortunately I ordered the wrong size. I ordered the medium in error and it was too small. I returned it and was given a refund. I ordered some sets of ear plugs at the same time and currently use those under my swim cap and that keeps the water out of my ears. I might try the larger size when I need new ear plugs.

  • 4 out of 5 Ear bandit

    Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Sep 2017)

    Excellent for swimming - had some difficulty getting it to stay on when a hyperactive 6 year old was constantly jumping into the pool on holiday. A great product though!

  • 5 out of 5 Essential as a swimsuit

    I avoided swimming because of ear pain and infections. Especially diving and swimming under water a lot. This is the best little thing ever. I am 67 and swim regularly. Also took it to Australia and New Zealand ealier this year where I swam in the Pacific Ocean with wild dolphins. No ear problems at all. I don't find it slips although I usually wear my goggles over it which also helps stopping my hair rubbing on the goggle strap.

  • 4 out of 5 Good value

    Newitts Verified Purchase (10 Jul 2017)

    Small fits my 7 year old who has to keep water out of his ears as he has grommets in

  • 5 out of 5 ear bandit

    My husband suffers from frequent ear infections so was advised by his doctor to get one of these, its perfect, keeps every drop of water out.

  • 5 out of 5 Ear band

    Newitts Verified Purchase (16 May 2016)

    Great for protection especially if you suffer with ear problems I would recommend them to anyone if you love the water but worry about water in the ears

  • 5 out of 5 Life saver

    Newitts Verified Purchase (7 May 2016)

    Keep the ears totally dry and helps keep the plugs in Plus the pink colour my girl Loves. I don't know what we would do without it.

  • 4 out of 5 Ear bandit swimming aid

    Newitts Verified Purchase (30 Dec 2015)

    my grandson has trouble with constant ear infections but loves swimming so i thought i would try these. so pleased i did excellent product and does exactly what i want it to do

  • 4 out of 5 Headband sizing

    Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Nov 2015)

    The headband looks well made but I cannot use it for swimming as intended as the size is far too big for me . I purchased the adult size but wanted it for keeping earplugs in while swimming for hour long sessions. There is no way this would stay in place even new never mind when it has stretched a bit. I will use it for keeping the wind out of my ears when fell walking in the winter. May try the medium size at some point  in the future. (69 year old male who swims a lot)

  • 5 out of 5 First Class

    Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Nov 2015)

    I purchased a Newitts Swimming Headband a few weeks ago and I am really pleased with the quality of this product. It is a close fit with a good Velcro grip and really does keep my earplugs in my ears. I recommend this product highly to any future purchasers.

  • 4 out of 5 Very useful

    Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Sep 2015)

    These were recommended by my doctor because I had a perforated eardrum and wanted to go snorkelling on holiday, used with a ear plug this band worked well and was no trouble to use with mask and snorkel.

  • 5 out of 5 Newitts solved my swimmimg problem!

    Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Sep 2015)

    The Ear Bandit Swimming Headband plus Putty Buddies Ear Plugs recommended and sold to me by Newitts solved my perforated ear problem which was making it difficult for me to swim. The Newitts live chatline talked me through my problem and came up with the solution. The two items together work like a dream and are easy to use. I am now swimming regularly twice a week. I will use Newitts again if I need to renew these products. Thank you for helping me to keep fit.

  • 1 out of 5 Ear bandit headband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Aug 2015)

    Might be ok for child who doesn't jump or dive or go underwater but no use for energetic play. Just slides straight off no matter how tightly it is fastened. Thought there would be a kind of rubberised/silicone grip band inside but no. Would definitely benefit from it. So a bit of a waste. Wouldn't recommend it

  • 4 out of 5 Useful Piece of Kit

    Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Aug 2015)

    A good and reasonably priced swimming aid. Helps keep water out of the ears, particularly when used with ear plugs. The only question mark is how long it will last, with the one we bought slightly coming apart at the seams after a fortnight's use! In summary, very good for occasional use.

  • 5 out of 5 Ear bandit headband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Jul 2015)

    Brought his product after my daughter started getting pain/bleeding when swimming after her grommet operation in February. This has worked wonders, she can now carry on learning to swim with no problems afterwards. I highly recommend it and well worth the money.

  • 5 out of 5 excellent product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Nov 2014)

    Works with the putty buddies so our 8 year old can enjoy swimming and playing in the water without worry.

  • 5 out of 5 Great

    Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Sep 2014)

    Just the job and a good price. My little boy is happy to wear it. Easy to use. Would recommend.

  • 5 out of 5 great product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (22 Mar 2014)

    Have bought this product and can honestly say it is well worth the money and it really does a great job. I had an ear operation and this was recommended by my surgeon, if I was to continue swimming with my head in the water. I would thoroughly recommend this purchasing this product to eliminate the possibility of getting Swimmers Ear like I did...._

  • 5 out of 5 wonderful product

    having had an ear operation I was told by my consultant to wear this product if I was to continue with my head in the water swimming. The product is comfortable, easy to wear and with ear plugs completely keeps my ears dry. No more worries about swimmers ears now and the dangers of ear infections. Great buy...

  • 5 out of 5 great product works great

    Newitts Verified Purchase (8 Feb 2014)

    Works perfectly once you get the hang of putting them in. My daughter now puts her head under water with no crying!

  • 5 out of 5 Ear Bandit Headband

    We have been using these with my daughter since she was 4 and she now 8 1/2. She had grommets put in for glue ear and was unable to swim without protection. I would definitely say the headband gives a new lease of life and allows a child to swim and have fun. Each headband has lasted nearly two years and so they are well worth the money. Makes sure you only wash it under the tap or they won't last.

  • 5 out of 5 Earband

    Newitts Verified Purchase (23 Jul 2013)

    An excellent product which gave me a lot more confidence in the swimming pool than I have had for years. I would highly recommend this product

  • 5 out of 5 EAR BANDIT HEADBAND

    Newitts Verified Purchase (14 May 2013)



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