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Doctor insights on: Custom Molded Ear Plugs

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When making custom molded ear plugs and they put the silicone foam in which hardens, can some get stuck inside and lead to muffled/ringing feeling?

When making custom molded ear plugs and they put the silicone foam in which hardens, can some get stuck inside and lead to muffled/ringing feeling?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely but anything is possible. If have experienced worsening in your hearing after the procedure, ask the audiologist to take a look at your ears and this should cost you nothing. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

Sleep: Eat plugs are cheap, and can be found at any hardware store. Another thing you can do is speak with the neighbors directly, or speak with the landlord. In the worst possible case, speak with the police. ...Read more

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Aside from ear plugs and protective headphones, how can I protect my hearing?

Aside from ear plugs and protective headphones, how can I protect my hearing?

Monitor loud noises: Be careful about exposure to loud noises and music. Sometimes viral infections, lyme disease, other collagen vascular diseases however can cause sudden hearing loss. ...Read more

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Are ear plugs safe?

Are ear plugs safe?

Yes: Yes to protect from noise exposure and keep water out on the surface. The standard ear plugs are not safe for diving! ...Read more

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What type of ear plugs are best for sleeping?

What type of ear plugs are best for sleeping?

Personalize: So long as you don't have issues with otitis externa (outer ear infections) any type should be fine. Try the foam ones but, make sure to check them daily to make sure they're intact; you don't want one to break up in your ear canal because you've used it for too long. If those aren't your bag, go for the wax ones. If that fails, see an ENT for customized ear plugs. ...Read more

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General medical #: i usually sleep with foam ear plugs. Can this damage my inner ear?

General medical #: i usually sleep with foam ear plugs. Can this damage my inner ear?

No: No, ear plugs that stay in the external ear cause no damage. Even if it pushes or goes through the ear drum, that would cause middle ear damage. It is unlikely but not impossible to cause inner ear damage but you have to try very hard to do it. ...Read more