Swim hat

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13/11/2012 at 22:50

I need a swim hat that covers ears (have ear infections) and that does not give head ache . I got a large silcone hat which stops water getting in ears but causes headache .

any suggestion ?

Edited: 13/11/2012 at 22:50
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Dustboy    pirate
13/11/2012 at 23:14

Neoprene one. Covers ears, no headache. Might be a bit warm in the pool though

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13/11/2012 at 23:34

i swim in swimming pools so that might be the problem.

is there something like thinner neoprene hats that i can use for indoor pool ?

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13/11/2012 at 23:36

Ear plugs?  Or does it have to be a hat as well?

Blisters    pirate
14/11/2012 at 00:30

Schmunks still has a couple of Pirate swim hats. Try one and see.

14/11/2012 at 05:49
I was going to suggest ear plugs too. For me, swim hats which cover my ears don't actually stop water getting in them. They do keep it out to a certain extent, but not all that much...
seren nos    pirate
14/11/2012 at 07:17

I find the thick hats like the pirate ones fit too tight and give me a headache........i use the cheaper ones they give away at races........stay on no problems..but not that waterproof really,...but i wear earplugs every time i swim..

14/11/2012 at 08:33
Blisters wrote (see)

Schmunks still has a couple of Pirate swim hats..

Oh no, she doesn't

Cheerful Dave    pirate
14/11/2012 at 09:37

When my daughter had glue ear she had to swim with earplugs and a neoprene headband, like this one:

http://www.allearplugs.com/ear-plugs/ear-bands/ear-band-it-headband-red.aspx

Between them they did the job.

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 09:37
14/11/2012 at 11:26
Where abouts are you? Custom made earplugs would keep the water out......
Ironholgs    pirate
14/11/2012 at 11:35

I find that the putty style ear plugs keep the water out just fine. Never swim without them.

IronCat5    pirate
14/11/2012 at 17:05
Ironholgs wrote (see)

I find that the putty style ear plugs keep the water out just fine. Never swim without them.

Would they work similar to expanding foam?

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14/11/2012 at 22:34

i got ear infection come back even with the ear plugs. i got the earband but i was very unimpressed with it and cant see how it would be water tight. i used to get water in my ears when i just had the ear plugs alone but the hat with the plugs stops the problem with water in ears complete. now have headache is i wear it too long but it better than infections i suppose 

 

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 22:35
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