Swimming Ear Plugs

getting some ear probs so need some advice on good ear plugs for swimming

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Slagiatt    pirate
04/01/2012 at 18:28
Been getting some problems with my ears that it seems are not entirely just related to me getting old and are more likely to be due to the manky water at the local pool.  Any recomendations on good swim ear plugs ?.. i realise that what suits one wont necessarily suit all .. But would appreciate any guidance from those of you that have used them .. cheers folks  
04/01/2012 at 18:57
I read the reviews on Wiggle and then went for the mouldable plastic ones. I only used them in OW though and they did the job just fine. They generally stayed in place
M...eldy    pirate
04/01/2012 at 19:16
Bit like goggle i'm afraid and you need to try a few to find our which ones are the best

the mouldable ones were no good for me so I use the speedo plug ones

Suffered a bit with ear trouble in the early days but no troubles since
WildWill    pirate
04/01/2012 at 19:27
I just get cheep ones from the pharmacy
04/01/2012 at 20:41
cheap speedo plug ones (and they have stopped me throwing up on OW swims)
Dustboy    pirate
04/01/2012 at 21:04
Boots wax ones.

Or a neoprene gimp hat...........
MovingAlong    pirate
04/01/2012 at 21:23
+1 for the mouldable ones from Wiggle. But I've got stupidly small ears, so no others would fit.
Slagiatt    pirate
04/01/2012 at 22:14
Thanks for the feedback all..as I feared then, with no obvious stand out winner . Ear plug Trials will begin tomorrow then . Also been recommended something called "swim ear" solution to help dissipate any water that does get in .
Trogs    pirate
04/01/2012 at 23:45
I use Zoggs Aqua Plugz for early season open water. Work nicely for me - as long as I put the in the correct ear
05/01/2012 at 09:19
I always used the Speedo plugs that looked like a honey spoon but they stopped making them some time ago (although I still have some) as they were always the best fit at the time, but I've since switched to mouldable ones and they do a sterling job at keeping water out. Decathlon sell packs of 4 for not much £.
10/01/2012 at 10:55

WildWill.... wrote (see)
I just get cheep ones from the pharmacy


The only thing about the cheap earplugs is that they have a habit of falling out, nothing worse than finding someones yellow ear plug floating around the swimming pool, its like a twisted kiss chase

 If I had to choose then it would have to be a high quality, purely to save the embarrassment of loosing one, plus they get rid of ear infections a but quicker 

 The price difference isn't that  much between a cheap pair from somewhere like boots which is over a £5 http://www.boots.com/en/ClearEars-Water-Absorbing-Ear-Plugs-5-Pairs_983957/ compared to somewhere who actually specialise  like http://www.allearplugs.com/ear-plugs/swimming-earplugs/

Edited: 10/01/2012 at 11:08
10/01/2012 at 11:58

I'm watching this thread with interest... I usually buy Zoggs or Speedo cheapies online (£2-£3) but in batches of three as my 'leaky' right is also tends to have plugs escape from it on a frequent basis.  If anyone has issue with left side, I have about ten spare at home!!

Would like to find plugs that stay in place as losing £2 a month in OW is not a problem unless it's in first few minutes of hour+ swim, which then becomes incredibly annoying.


Rw

10/01/2012 at 12:22
PRW - the only ones I could keep in were the older Speedo honey stirrer type - everything else just floated off. they were similar to the Speedo Biofuse ones but with a straight peg, but they stopped making them some time ago and nobody else does anything similar now.

EDIT: just found these - http://www.comfyearplugs.com/macks-aquablock-ear-plugs.html

then I tried mouldable ones and they work fine as well so perhaps try them??
Edited: 10/01/2012 at 12:24
AndrewSmith    pirate
10/01/2012 at 13:16
Pardon?!
Slagiatt    pirate
10/01/2012 at 14:53

so update from my side... tried the mouldable ones ... bit of a faff to get in and out , but worked well enough once in ... no good for the coached sessions though i think as needed to take them out to hear instruction , and a real fiddle to get to re-seal . 

Got some of the macks aquablock ones , trying those this eve ... although the trial run in the bath last night was very succesful

10/01/2012 at 14:56
Slagiatt wrote (see)

so update from my side... tried the mouldable ones ... bit of a faff to get in and out , but worked well enough once in ... no good for the coached sessions though i think as needed to take them out to hear instruction , and a real fiddle to get to re-seal . 

Got some of the macks aquablock ones , trying those this eve ... although the trial run in the bath last night was very succesful

Let us know how you go on, will be interesting
14/01/2012 at 16:14
I burst my eardum a few montshs ago and have been having problems since even though its aparantly fully healed.. ive tried a load of earplugs. The zoggs mouldable silicone ones were ok, but its hard to tell when theyre about to fall out, also couldnt hear a thing with them in. The cheep ones in boots are a bit big and stiff, so didnt fit properly and were uncomfortable. Those macks ones were the set ive ended up sticking with, easy to put in/out and they dont fallout either. they look like the boots ones, but are a lot softer so easier to insert and get a good seal, and you can mostly hear what you're being told to do even with them still in
Slagiatt    pirate
14/01/2012 at 16:29
Update from my side ... Ear issue got worse so didn't swim, saw doc again who says possibly perforated .. Have ENT follow next week so will see then ..the macks earplugs remain untested for at least another week ...not great training , nut forces me to run a bit more instead which frankly is no bad thing given my present running ability .
16/05/2012 at 06:36

Recently i bought a pair of ear plugs from safetydirect.Really they are very helpful to me and helped a lot for my insnomia.They are Disposable or reusable, easy-to-clean earplugs with plastic carrier and also Ideal for hardhats - can be worn with band under the chin or behind the neck,If you  want you can visit that website.Many varieties are there. I rellay enjoyed shopping online in that website www.safetydirect.ie

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
16/05/2012 at 06:54
Alfred very interesting have you personally tried these for swimming? I'm not sure I like the idea of a chin strap that could get caught in another swimmers hand and then yanked with force so that I get a flooding sensation in my ears...
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