hahah some kid i ski with did it too and we were all deciding what he looks like. i said airplane piolet or astronaut
but if you cant afford tuneups, or your helmet isnt tune-up compatible, just do what it did.
get cheap, good headphones (i got a pair of cobys- $8 at fye and they sound great
rip all the plastic out of them, except for the plastic piece that covers the thin piece of plastic where the sound actually is produced. then you get a seam ripper (if your mom has ever sewed in her life, she probably has one, if not you can get them for like <$5 at walmart or something) a needle and some thread, rip like 1/2 of the earflap open, stick in the headphone, sew back up. it worked like a charm for me.
just to throw it out there...