Moldable Ear Plugs
Moldable ear plugs are one of the simplest and easiest solutions for keeping water out of your ears while swimming or bathing. They're reliable and uncomplicated (and you don't have to worry about cleaning them).
Soft and Non-Invasive
Most models are made from a malleable silicone material that doesn't flake or rip. Putty earplugs provide the best protection against water entry into the ear canal because of their ability to create suction over the entire ear's opening. When worn properly, they create a watertight seal that won't budge while you're sleeping, swimming, or traveling.
How to Put in Earplugs
Most ear plugs are a plug-and-play design, but putty ear plugs don't go into the ear like pre-molded silicone earplugs do. To put in moldable ear plugs, wash and dry your hands and ears thoroughly, then roll or squish the putty plug into a ball (this also warms and softens it a bit). Move any hair out of the way and place the earplug over the center of your ear opening. Press it flat from front to back to create firm suction. When you're done, loosen the earplug by pressing upward behind your ear.
Do not cut or tear an earplug into pieces. This may cause the plug to enter or become lodged in your ear canal. If a plug gets stuck in your ear, go to an ENT doctor to have it removed. Trying to remove a jammed earplug yourself can be dangerous.
No Cleaning Required
While pre-shaped silicone styles can simply be rinsed and dried, putty ear plugs actually don't need to be cleaned because they are disposable. When they look dirty or lose their stickiness, it's time to say goodbye. Mack's recommends tossing your moldable ear plugs after about 5 uses.
Need an earplug with more longevity? Try a pre-shaped variety, like Doc's Pro Plugs. Doc's vented earplugs are suitable for diving and they come in multiple sizes to fit a range of users.