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Swimming & Surfing

Swimming & Surfing
Ear protection for swimming and other water activities including showering, bathing, and surfing, comes in three varieties:

Custom Molded Swimming Ear Plugs - Best fit possible; available in inexpensive DIY and in professional lab versions
Moldable Swimming Ear Plugs - Soft and comfortable, available in two types: moldable silicone and moldable wax
Reusable Swimming Ear Plugs - Pre-molded silicone or rubber, longest lifespan (except for professional lab custom plugs)

All three kinds offer protection from water getting into the inner ear which can lead to problems including swimmers ear, surfers ear and general ear infections. For adults who use swimming or surfing earplugs frequently, professional lab custom swimming earplugs are highly recommended, because they last the longest and fit the best -- but of course these are also the most expensive. Moldable swim plugs are generally better for kids because these ear plugs are not inserted into the ear canal, which means these plugs will still fit even as your kids grow quickly.

Tip: Add a swimming ear band to your child's moldable ear plugs for the best protection from water for kids with ear tubes.

Information About Ear Plugs for Surfing
Water ear plugs for surfing and other cold water, high-wind water sports must be chosen carefully. Surfing ear plugs need to have a low NRR so you can hear what's going on around you, and they must fit very well to keep both cold water and wind out of the ear to prevent sufer's ear (a much more serious condition than swimmer's ear, which causes a bony growth inside the ear canal that can cause hearing loss or even become life-threatening if it goes untreated over time).



Do-It-Yourself Custom Molded Ear Plugs
Do-It-Yourself Custom Molded Ear Plugs

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 Swimming Ear Plugs
Professional Lab Custom Molded Swimming Ear Plugs

Offering superior fit, comfort, and water protection, professional lab full custom molded ear plugs are the very best water protection ear plugs available. Custom swimming ear plugs are recommended for adults who swim, surf, or enjoy other water activities very frequently. These custom swim plugs are also highly durable, and can last for years with proper care and cleaning.

Reusable Swimming Ear Plugs
Reusable Swimming Ear Plugs

Reusable swimming ear plugs last much longer than any other type of ear plug for swimming (except for custom molded swim plugs). However, it may take some experimentation to find the right reusable swimming ear plug, since getting a good fit with these reusable ear plugs is absolutely essential to seal out water. Well-fitted reusable ear plugs for swimming will be easy to insert, effective, and just a couple pairs of these durable plugs can last through an entire swimming season.

Moldable Silicone Ear Plugs
Moldable Silicone Ear Plugs

Moldable silicone ear plugs are easy to use, extremely comfortable, and excellent for swimming, bathing, and generally keeping water out of your ears. Too, silicone ear plugs will never melt or over-soften in the heat. Because these ear plugs are so comfortable, they are also a very popular choice for sleeping, and they serve well to aid in work, study, and general concentration in mildly noisy environments.

Moldable Wax Ear Plugs
Moldable Wax Ear Plugs

Moldable wax ear plugs soften in response to body heat and may very well be the most comfortable ear plugs available, making wax ear plugs some of the best ear plugs for sleeping you will find anywhere. Made of a wax and cotton blend, these ear plugs are perfect for sleep, study, concentration, and relaxation in mildly noisy environments. Also a fair choice for many water applications, except when hot weather or hot water are involved.

Swimming Ear Bands
Swimming Ear Bands

Swimming ear bands are designed to prevent moldable ear plugs for swimming from falling out, helping to keep the ears dry during swimming and bathing. Available in a variety of fun colors and sizes to fit adults and children, swimming ear bands are a smart summer accessory for any family who enjoys trips to the pool, beach, or lake. Ideal for kids with ear tubes.

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