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Earplugs at the Pool: 5 Benefits!

Monday, May 29 2017
Earplugs at the Pool: 5 Benefits!

Some hearing protection models are specially designed for pool activities. Unlike the classic earplug model, which works to reduce background noise, these earplug models for the pool actually serve to protect against water infiltration into the ear canal while you swim.

A Close-Up Look at the Swimmer Earplug

The swimmer earplug is highly flexible. Its conical shape is generally made of silicone or molded wax that easily fits into any shape of ear canal. The swimmer earplug is waterproof and water-resistant, as well as hypoallergenic. It can be used during water sports practice, at the lake, in the pool, under the shower or in the bath, but also in extreme weather conditions (wind storms, dust storms, sand storms, etc.). The swimmer earplug should not be used for scuba diving, however, as the water pressure can cause lesions or even burst the eardrum if it is obstructed by the plug. Here are 5 benefits to wearing swimmer earplugs at the pool:

  • Ear protection at the pool

    It is strongly recommended to wear earplugs designed for the pool and aquatic activities, because ears are highly sensitive to water. Repeated swims can cause nuisances that may lead to complications or even cause severe ear problems, such as acute otitis externa, the formation of an earwax blocage, infection, inflammation, an unpleasant blocked ears sensation, ear buzzing, tinnitus, echoes, vertigo, eczema, and even mycosis and dizziness.

  • Reusable and affordable

    By simply rinsing your earplugs under clean water following each use, you can keep them for a very long time without affecting their efficiency. Earplugs are sold in hearing clinics, pharmacies, parapharmacies, and shops specializing in aquatic sports, and they are inexpensive given their long-term effectiveness. Your hearing aid acoustician can also have a set of earplugs custom made for your ear.

  • Soft and comfortable

    Earplugs designed especially for the pool are highly flexible, and therefore very comfortable, for recreational and professional swimmers both. With earplugs there to protect the ear, training becomes a breeze. In the case of sport competitions (swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, etc.), earplugs should be combined with a swimming cap to prevent the earplugs falling out due to speed and sudden movements. Though earplugs rarely fall out, it is best not to take any chances in order to emerge the victor!

  • Handy and easy to use

    Swimmer earplugs are very small and easy to use given how quickly they can be inserted. They adjust to the shape of your ears without any need to force them into the ear canal. Once inserted, the earplugs become one with your ears and prevent water from coming in, without impeding your hearing or causing ear pain.

  • Discreet protection

    Earplugs are far more discreet than ear protection bands; they are ideal for those who want to protect their ears in a way that is neither cumbersome or unattractive. Their discretion is especially remarquable given that they protect against interference noise up to 24 dB, which enables users to hear their surroundings and the conversations around them clearly.


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An assessment by a hearing-aid acoustician is required in order to determine if the hearing aid is suitable for the patient's needs. Responsible for advertising: Annie Bouchard


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