Types of earplugs and how they work
Types of noise-plugs available
Sponge /disposable noise-plugs
Standard / non-custom noise-plugs
Custom made noise-plugs
How are custom earplugs or custom noise-plugs made
- Presence of earwax:
An impression cannot be taken with wax in your ear. The audiologist will need to remove the wax first.
- No earwax:
move to step 2
A small foam block placed in your ear
Using a special syringe, the audiologist will fill your ear canal with a silicone putty
The silicone will be left in your ear for a few minutes to set and once set will be carefully removed from your ear
The impression of your ear will be sent to a manufacturer to be made into the earplug that was chosen for your individual needs
Certain conditions of the ear will influence whether the impression can be taken or not. So it is vital that only a qualified audiologist examines your ears, and takes the impressions.