Choosing which ear plugs to buy can be tricky when there are a multitude of varieties on the market. Here we will give you some more information to help you decide.
- Foam. These commonplace ear plugs are effective at blocking sound but tend to be abrasive, unhygienic and uncomfortable, coming out often due to their expansion in your ears. They need to be replaced often.Not hygienic as they are porous and dirt and bacteria are deposited on the surface.
- Wax. These are fine for swimming and sleeping but tend to get clogged with wax and hair, only lasting for a few uses before needing replacement. Unable to be connected on a cord.
- Molded. This type is great for swimming, sleeping and any time you need a good pair of ear plugs. Resilient and long lasting they are good for years of regular use. You can make your own from a kit to save you time and money going to a clinic if you visit ZenPlugs. Some varieties are even antibacterial and can be connected on a cord so you don't lose them.
- Flanged rubber. Great for swimming in that they keep water out but tend to be uncomfortable due to the hard rubber core in the centre. Can be connected on a cord to stop you losing them on the beach or the side of the pool. The rubber flanges deteriorate and split over time.