Have you been wondering how to make molded ear plugs? In this post I will explain how to make ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs. There's a video below to help you.
The components used for our products are tough, scratch and stain resistant, non-toxic and some of them are even biodegradable. They are highly biocompatible which means they are readily accepted by the body.
The kit contains our patent-pending modular earplug assembly which consists of a thermoplastic which softens in hot water, a float and a handle. You simply place the earplug in hot water for two minutes, where it floats on the surface, softening. You then remove it by the handle and place it in your ear where it moulds to your individual shape. Leave to cool and harden for a few minutes and remove. Attach the cord if you wish, or cut it short to make soft handles which allow you to lie on your side in bed.
ZenPlugs earplugs can be made at home in approximately fifteen minutes; as well as being less expensive than most existing silicone-based DIY earplugs, ZenPlugs are quicker, simpler and less messy to make. Unlike those from other manufacturers where you only get one chance to get it right, if you're not happy with the fit, you can resoften and remould your ZenPlugs easily and as many times as you wish. This is the only method in the world which allows you to remold the plugs.
WHICH EAR PLUGS SHOULD I BUY?
With so many different varieties of hearing protection available it can be really hard knowing which ear plugs you should buy. It all depends on what you are planning to use them for.
Molded ear plugs are the best all-round ear plugs and they might not cost as much as you thought they did. Individual fitting makes them extremely comfortable and superb at keeping noise and liquid such as the sea or pool water out of your ears. This makes them great for blocking nocturnal noise as well as preventing swimmer's ear and surfer's ear.
ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs cost far less than other types of molded ear plugs. This is because you can mold them yourself at home from a kit. They cost in the region of fifteen pounds, rather than the 90 or more you might end up paying at the audiologist. They last for years and are very unusual in that they contain Steritouch, an antibacterial material which will help to defend against infections of the ear.
The problem with the ubiquitous foam ear plugs is that they are really uncomfortable. Expanding in your ear canals means that they press really hard on the highly sensitive skin. They also gradually work their way out meaning they could come out during the night, causing you to wake up. They may be cheap but if you use ear plugs more than occasionally it is well worth buying a pair of molded plugs as they are dramatically more comfortable and will last you for years.
Wax and pliable silicon ear plugs are often used for swimming but they are often sticky making them difficult to get in your ears. They also collect and trap hair, making them particularly difficult if you have long hair.