What to Look for in Swim Plugs
Most importantly, you want to choose swim plugs that will keep water from getting into
your ears. Unfortunately, there isn’t a standard measure for the water protection
provided by ear plugs.
Therefore, you’ll need to rely on some intuition when evaluating ear plugs on the
market. Do the plugs seem to fit tightly in your ear? Open and close your mouth several
times, and chew, and see if the plugs start to come out of your ears.
Most ear plugs on the market advertise that they are made from hypoallergenic
material. Often, a medical-grade silicone is used. If you have a known allergy to latex or
another material, check the earplug packaging before purchase.
Anti-microbial coatings are offered by some earplug manufacturers. This could be an
important feature to prevent ear infections, especially if you plan to re-use your ear
If the ear plugs do fall out of your ears, it will be easier to find them if they don’t sink
below the water surface. Some ear plug materials are designed to float on the water
Some ear plugs come with a coated mesh screen that allow you to hear voices while
still keeping water out of your ears. If you participate in water sports and need to be able
to hear other participants or instructors, consider getting a mesh screen. These are
often marketed as “surfer plugs”.
Swimming Ear Plug Options
While you’re purchasing your ear plugs, consider adding on some extra options for
convenience and comfort. Most custom ear plug companies offer these add-ons for a
Attached cord: A cord attached to both earplugs in a set can be gently worn
around the neck and prevent loss of the plugs.
Custom colors: You should choose colors that will not get lost easily in the
water; bright colors are preferred over clear earplugs. Many companies give you
the option to swirl several colors into custom ear plugs.
Removal handles: Knobs can be added to custom ear plugs to make them
easier to remove from your ears.
Initials: Consider having your name or initials added to your ear plugs, especially
if you swim with a group of people.
Left/Right Indicator: To make it easier to know which custom ear plug fits into
which ear, you can have letters or color-coded dots added to the ear plugs.
Some individuals choose to wear a headband or swim cap over their earplugs. These
headbands keep swim plugs from falling out of the ear and provide extra protection
against water intrusion.
Take Home Message
If your doctor has told you that you need to protect your ears from water, you’ll want to
choose ear plugs that you find comfortable and easy to use. You’ll also want to make
sure that these ear plugs will effectively keep water out of your ears. Custom swimming
ear plugs offer a secure fit and a range of options to choose from.
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