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Earplugs

Postby Elina » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:09 am

Hey! People who wear earplugs when surfing: could you be so kind as to recommend earplugs that you use and that are good. I get ear infection practically every time when I go surfing, so maybe it's time to start protecting my ears...
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Re: Earplugs

Postby KSA1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:15 am

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Re: Earplugs

Postby Zac Gibson » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:26 pm

KSA1 wrote:http://www.surfplugs.co.uk/


Yeah I second this, custom moulded so they dont fall out and let no water in.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Vince Noir » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:19 pm

Elina wrote:Hey! People who wear earplugs when surfing: could you be so kind as to recommend earplugs that you use and that are good. I get ear infection practically every time when I go surfing, so maybe it's time to start protecting my ears...


or you've got an immune deficiency
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Re: Earplugs

Postby buttholesurfer » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:38 pm

Yep Specsavers Ear Centres - £45 for custom plugs. Perfect fit.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby skimmer2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:33 pm

The cheaper Doc Pro plugs seems to work okay - didn't like them at first but I had the wrong size in. They stay in and seem to work okay - can't say my ears are dry when I get out but not bad - cuts out wind which is a factor. And you can hear okay - not great but much better than blue tack.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby yellowmal » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:24 pm

I used to use the custom plugs but got fed up with getting impacted ear wax and not being able to hear anything when in the water ( I'm deaf in one ear anyway ), now use blue tree type plugs from Boots then a olive oil + tea tree ear spray after a surf, not getting infections or trapped water ( keeping fingers firmly crossed!)
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Philchapman » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:14 pm

While we still have an NHS, why not try your local hospital? ENT dept should make you some custom "swim" (surf)plugs for around £25/£30. Done this for the last 10+ years myself, after a particularly bad ear infection. Never had one since.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby matt_96 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:29 pm

I wear docs pro plugs and they do the job providing you get the right size.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Black » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:40 pm

All the above are amateurs when it comes to ear protection. Here's what you do - the next passing longboarder, you take off behind & bottom turn below them, grab their long hair, whip them off their board and as you turn to shore shove their head below the surface, before they've recovered you are knee deep and able to pull the pliers from your 'key' pocket (c-skins external key pocket, oh yeah) n snap off a couple of fingers. Pull the old shrunken fingers from your ears and apply the fresh ones. SIMPLES!
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Re: Earplugs

Postby swiggy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:41 pm

Blue tack, less than a couple of quid pack :dontknow: .
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Re: Earplugs

Postby baggins » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:31 pm

Tried a few types and am happy with hearos

Blue silicone cones on a stick

I wear a hood or twatcap to ensure they stay in me lugs
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Elina » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:22 am

Thanks y'all for the advice, I think I'll find a pair with these :)
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Vince Noir » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:01 am

swiggy wrote:Blue tack, less than a couple of quid pack :dontknow: .



great until it gets filled with sand
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Re: Earplugs

Postby skimmer2 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:24 am

Vince Noir wrote:
swiggy wrote:Blue tack, less than a couple of quid pack :dontknow: .



great until it gets filled with sand


They also can pull out fine hair in your lugs - which I expect are there for a reason.

I use White Tack in winter sometimes - softer.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby surfrat » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:22 am

in my experience Doc Pro plugs are ok but you'll lose some eventually. blu tack falls out...

best one's i've ever had are the Sorky ear plugs....
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Perran » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:59 am

Sorky are amazing, the best thing is you can still hear when you wear them!! - the xcel of earplugs
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Re: Earplugs

Postby smelly skater » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:31 pm

surfplugs all the way beys :-D :-D im a bit of a expert onthe matter :-) :wink:
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Re: Earplugs

Postby lastexit » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:10 pm

I just use whatever we have at work, diposeable foam jobbies, work just fine for me.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby briggfoot » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:11 pm

lastexit wrote:I just use whatever we have at work, diposeable foam jobbies, work just fine for me.


Yeah same, roll 'em real thin like a sausage and poke them right in your lugs, hold them in place whilst they expand to fill the ear canal, and jobs a good'un for me.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby evil_g » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:24 pm

Blue tack, hood, gath...Neil Armstrong had less protection... :shock:
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:54 am

swiggy wrote:Blue tack, less than a couple of quid pack :dontknow: .

Hands down the most effective resolution, you can't go wrong with the 'tack :thumbleft:

Surfrat - I've never had it fall out; you just need enough to literally fill your outer ear.

Also - tac is hard to lose... you just take it out and stick it to your board until next time. I normally use it about half a dozen times then roll up some new ones :D
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Re: Earplugs

Postby lastexit » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:56 pm

briggfoot wrote:
lastexit wrote:I just use whatever we have at work, diposeable foam jobbies, work just fine for me.


Yeah same, roll 'em real thin like a sausage and poke them right in your lugs, hold them in place whilst they expand to fill the ear canal, and jobs a good'un for me.


I must admit by the end of my session they have swollen up to the size of grapefruits but still keep my ears dry, lol.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby briggfoot » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:43 pm

lastexit wrote:
briggfoot wrote:
lastexit wrote:I just use whatever we have at work, diposeable foam jobbies, work just fine for me.


Yeah same, roll 'em real thin like a sausage and poke them right in your lugs, hold them in place whilst they expand to fill the ear canal, and jobs a good'un for me.


I must admit by the end of my session they have swollen up to the size of grapefruits but still keep my ears dry, lol.


Dry?! I just wear them to block-out the shouts of "kook" from people already in the line-up cussing at me as I paddle out. :-P :lol:
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Jim Birtwisle » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:55 pm

I second the recommendation for blue tac. I've used a few different plugs and find a bit of blue tac under a hood works just fine.
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Re: Earplugs

Postby jonnyboyz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:34 pm

Blu Tac does the trick
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Re: Earplugs

Postby baj » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:41 pm

sorkys come highly reccomended so I bought some, tried them in the pool and one kept falling out, seems I have one earhole bigger than the other! gutted.. anyone want a pair of 'used once' and thoroughly washed sorkys??

think I might end up with customs but £65 is a lot of cash! what's the deal with the NHS ones? do I need to be referred by my doc??
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Archy_is_God » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:51 pm

You don't get that nonsense with the 'tac! :D
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Re: Earplugs

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:44 am

baj wrote:sorkys come highly reccomended so I bought some, tried them in the pool and one kept falling out, seems I have one earhole bigger than the other! gutted.. anyone want a pair of 'used once' and thoroughly washed sorkys??

think I might end up with customs but £65 is a lot of cash! what's the deal with the NHS ones? do I need to be referred by my doc??


:lol: :lol: :lol: try it mate - on Buttholesurfers(?) recommendation (worked for him), I went to my GP about an ear infection & suggested that to prevent further damage through surfing in cold water, the NHS should provide me with custom fit earplugs - I got a 5 minute tirade from the doc about priorities, illness, budgets etc etc :oops: :oops: made me feel like a right c*nt
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Re: Earplugs

Postby Chris F » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:56 am

Too right, you timewasting cunt.
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