A 45-year-old male asked:
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is it generally considered safe to use (foam) earplugs every night, to help get good sleep? aside from the occasional tinnitus, which may or may not be caused from the earplugs, i don't experience any otic problems.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Ear plugs: Soft ear plugs should not cause issues.
Answered on Aug 24, 2019
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