Custom Molded Ear Plugs provide full-custom hearing protection tailored to fit your ears. Your ears are just as individual and distinct as fingerprints - no two ear canals are exactly the same shape or size, and that means your ears are totally unique. That also means it can be a big challenge to find the perfect ear plugs for your ears, whether you need protection from noise or water, whether you're looking for top-notch shooter's hearing protection or just a perfectly-shaped set of plugs to wear while you sleep.
Custom molded ear plugs (sometimes called "custom fit ear plugs" or "custom made ear plugs") come in two flavors:
Professional Lab Custom Molded Ear Plugs - These ear plugs are made by taking impressions of your ears. The impressions are very much like a 3D model of the insides of your ears. Once impressions are made (we provide a free impression-making kit with all custom purchases, or you can visit your local audiologist to get your impressions made for a fee), they're sent to the lab, where a professional team scans your ear impressions and uses them to create a set of custom ear plugs in virtually any color (or combination of colors) from durable, professional, top-quality materials. The finished custom ear plugs are then mailed back to you to use and enjoy for a long time... Professional lab custom molded ear plugs can potentially last for years with proper cleaning and storage. The downside? Professional lab custom molded ear plugs are expensive. Too, it usually takes a few weeks to complete the impression and lab molding process and get the finished ear plugs shipped back to you.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Custom Molded Ear Plugs - These "homemade" ear plugs solve the problems associated with custom molded ear plugs: DIY custom molded ear plugs are inexpensive, and they ship quickly and can be ready to use the same day they arrive in the mail. However, all that instant gratification comes at a price. DIY custom molded ear plugs are made of lower-quality material, and without the guidance of experienced custom ear mold specialists. As a result, DIY custom molded ear plugs may not fit as well or block noise nearly as reliably as the professional lab versions. And while the EPSS staff are here to guide you through making your impressions for any of our professional lab custom molded ear plugs to ensure you'll get a superior finished product, with DIY custom plugs, what you make is what you get.
You can view both types of custom molded ear plugs by browsing the pages below. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions: - we are here to help!
DIY custom molded ear plugs are great if you're just learning about custom molded ear plugs and want to give them a try. These inexpensive ear plugs allow you to make yourself a nice little set of custom molded ear plugs in the comfort of your own home. DIY ear plugs are quick and easy to make, but the quality of the finished custom plugs can vary quite a lot.
Professional lab custom molded ear plugs are the very best ear plugs you can get, and each pair is crafted especially to fit your unique ears. These are the best ear plugs available, providing a perfect fit, superior comfort, accurate and reliable protection, and great durability. Requires ear impressions (all our custom plugs come with a free Do-It-Yourself Impression Kit!).