Do-It-Yourself Custom Molded Ear Plugs
Do-It-Yourself Custom Molded Ear Plugs are great if you're just learning about custom molded ear plugs and want to give them a try, or if you absolutely need custom ear protection on a budget. 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. (For a higher-quality custom ear plug, see our Professional Lab Custom Molded Ear Plugs.)
These "homemade" ear plugs do solve the problems associated with professional lab custom molded ear plugs: DIY custom molded ear plugs are inexpensive, they have a much faster turn-around time, and they 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 than their lab molded counterparts.. and of course, you make them yourself, rather than having them made for you by a custom mold professional at a lab. As a result, DIY custom molded ear plugs may not fit as well or block noise nearly as reliably as the professional lab versions. With DIY custom plugs, what you make is what you get.