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Re: Ear plugs [Re: mundus] #2967525
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FWIW, back in the 70s there was an article in SURFER where an ENT examined ears of surfers in Southern CA, Victoria OZ, and the Gold Coast and found closure in all zones.


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Re: Ear plugs [Re: mundus] #2967567
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I grew up surfing in CA and have had the fastest growth in my left ear. That one's been drilled twice. Right ear, once.

I think the window down after a session with cool air blowing into a wet ear is probably the likely cause.


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Re: Ear plugs [Re: Hdip] #2967571
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Originally Posted by Hdip
I bought a pair of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07773898X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They appear to be a clone of the last generation of surfears. I figured for $6 bucks why not. Only had them out once. They seemed to work fine in keeping the water out of my ears. Really odd to be able to hear. When water goes over the vent it's muffles it a bit, not as bad as a typical ear plug though.


Interesting. A day late...

I just bought a pair of Surf Ears, haven't had them in the water yet.

Doc's don't work for me, they just don't fit right - no matter what size I wear, I lose them.

Mac's work great, but I hate wearing them because I can't hear.

I usually wear a hood and have just been figuring that I'm all good. But, I just had a doc look in my ear and tell me that I'm starting to develop some growth. That news made the price tag for the expensive plugs seem totally reasonable.

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Originally Posted by Hdip
I bought a pair of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07773898X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They appear to be a clone of the last generation of surfears. I figured for $6 bucks why not. Only had them out once. They seemed to work fine in keeping the water out of my ears. Really odd to be able to hear. When water goes over the vent it's muffles it a bit, not as bad as a typical ear plug though.


I just bought a pair of these yesterday. Supposed to arrive tomorrow so I can post a review over the weekend. Thanks for the recommendation. wink2


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Re: Ear plugs [Re: Iceman] #2967592
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Originally Posted by Iceman
There is a place in Santa Cruz that does silicone molds of your ears, then make custom plugs that fit perfect. Spent $100 on a good set of surf-specific plugs, that also have a membrane to let in some sound so you're not completely deaf. They're comfy and they don't fall out. With my ears at 90% closure, it's money well spent.



This is a good route to go.

But what could be cheaper and nearly as good is to go to, gasp, a gun show, the bigger the better.

There is pretty much always a booth where someone will make you custom plugs, with or without leash.

On your way out, you can buy some anti-govt literature, beef jerky, a cool 3 wolf t-shirt, and terrorist hunting license.

But I just use either Doc's plugs or cheapo soft silicon inserts...even when I wear a hood.

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Originally Posted by Mr Doof
Originally Posted by Iceman
There is a place in Santa Cruz that does silicone molds of your ears, then make custom plugs that fit perfect. Spent $100 on a good set of surf-specific plugs, that also have a membrane to let in some sound so you're not completely deaf. They're comfy and they don't fall out. With my ears at 90% closure, it's money well spent.



This is a good route to go.

But what could be cheaper and nearly as good is to go to, gasp, a gun show, the bigger the better.

There is pretty much always a booth where someone will make you custom plugs, with or without leash.

On your way out, you can buy some anti-govt literature, beef jerky, a cool 3 wolf t-shirt, and terrorist hunting license.

But I just use either Doc's plugs or cheapo soft silicon inserts...even when I wear a hood.



but gun show plugs are going to be made to block noise right? I mean, that seems like the point of wearing earplugs when you're shooting your gunz.

that's my biggest issue with surfing with ear plugs - not being able to hear.

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Originally Posted by SrPato
Originally Posted by Hdip
I bought a pair of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07773898X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They appear to be a clone of the last generation of surfears. I figured for $6 bucks why not. Only had them out once. They seemed to work fine in keeping the water out of my ears. Really odd to be able to hear. When water goes over the vent it's muffles it a bit, not as bad as a typical ear plug though.


I just bought a pair of these yesterday. Supposed to arrive tomorrow so I can post a review over the weekend. Thanks for the recommendation. wink2

#metoo, hopefully going give them a try this afternoon. Edit, tried them, they seem to have worked. My ears are really clogged so it is hard to tell.

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Originally Posted by grundy
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Originally Posted by Iceman
There is a place in Santa Cruz that does silicone molds of your ears, then make custom plugs that fit perfect. Spent $100 on a good set of surf-specific plugs, that also have a membrane to let in some sound so you're not completely deaf. They're comfy and they don't fall out. With my ears at 90% closure, it's money well spent.



This is a good route to go.

But what could be cheaper and nearly as good is to go to, gasp, a gun show, the bigger the better.

There is pretty much always a booth where someone will make you custom plugs, with or without leash.

On your way out, you can buy some anti-govt literature, beef jerky, a cool 3 wolf t-shirt, and terrorist hunting license.

But I just use either Doc's plugs or cheapo soft silicon inserts...even when I wear a hood.



but gun show plugs are going to be made to block noise right? I mean, that seems like the point of wearing earplugs when you're shooting your gunz.

that's my biggest issue with surfing with ear plugs - not being able to hear.


Yeah, noise is the main reason for them, but noise kept out = water kept out. Or so I would guess.

Those guys at the show are more or less providing the service side for this kit.

So, maybe just buy the kit and DIY for a custom fit?

But do I do this? No.

Just providing more info so people can make a better informed decision....someone will always want a custom fitted thing for their ears.

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silicone cauly will mold to your ear exactly, and cure into a gel of sorts.
but i wouldnt try it

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Originally Posted by mundus
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Originally Posted by Hdip
I bought a pair of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07773898X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They appear to be a clone of the last generation of surfears. I figured for $6 bucks why not. Only had them out once. They seemed to work fine in keeping the water out of my ears. Really odd to be able to hear. When water goes over the vent it's muffles it a bit, not as bad as a typical ear plug though.


I just bought a pair of these yesterday. Supposed to arrive tomorrow so I can post a review over the weekend. Thanks for the recommendation. wink2

#metoo, hopefully going give them a try this afternoon. Edit, tried them, they seem to have worked. My ears are really clogged so it is hard to tell.


Ok, tried mine out and they seem to work pretty well. My right ear has a larger cavity than the left so I used the Medium in the Left and the Large in the Right. Had a tiny amount of leakage in the Right but definitely way better than other products. It is nice to be able to hear conversations clearly though. applause2


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Re: Ear plugs [Re: mundus] #2971689
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What about nasal plugs? Has anyone?



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