Molded ear plugs are the best all-round general purpose ear plugs. They are likely to be beneficial in most circumstances, particularly for regular users. They tend to be made from more resilient materials like thermoplastic so last longer than foam or wax types. This means that, although they tend to be more expensive to purchase initially they work out cheaper in the long run as the cost-per-use is lower.
The materials tend to be waterproof making fitted ear plugs such as those from ZenPlugs ideal for use in water. This includes the sea, swimming pool or bath, protecting you from swimmer's ear and surfer's ear. They can easily be connected on a string, unlike foam or wax varieties, meaning you won't lose them on the bottom of the pool.
Swimmers' ear is a painful ear condition which is prevalent amongst those who spend a lot of time in the sea or pool swimming. The water dissolves the protective wax layer. It can lead to the softening of underlying skin meaning germs might enter and cause infection. Irritants such as soap and chlorine can cause inflammation. This also weakens the body's defense against infection.
If you have a job interview or important day at the office make sure you get a good night's sleep by wearing a good pair of ear plugs the night before.
Living near a busy airport or train terminal could make your life a nightmare. It can lead to insomnia, difficulty sleeping and daytime irritation from the noise at night. Do yourself a favour and get a decent pair of ZenPlugs earplugs.