Cutting Earplugs

Discussion in 'Support' started by shantelle, Jun 26, 2015.

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    1. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Im curious if anyone cuts the little bit of the earplug that sticks out so that they are more hidden...i have skin colored ones and with the tip cut they aren't really noticeable...which makes me happy and doesn't draw attention. Does cutting them shorter make them less protective?
       
    2. Yes. Tried it and paid for it...depends on your ldls though..

      I insert them pretty deep..The flesh coloured ones are hardly noticeable. .
       
    3. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Oh really! these ones are 33dbs protection. I have weird ears..i cant get them in deep.
       
    4. You know I have a weird left one. .and have difficulties also..

      also sorry I forget..you don't have H right?
       
    5. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Which plugs are you using, Can you post a link ? Thanks!
       
    6. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      I wouldn't cut the ear plugs.
       
    7. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      They are just foam ones from wallgreens
       
    8. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      No i dont have h
       
    9. Well I guess I would ask why you are using earplugs? for special events? loud venues?

      I wouldn't cut them.
       
    10. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Yes exactly all of that stuff that's too loud.
       
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    11. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Maybe you can search for flesh coloree ones? Or you can maje custome earplugs, adapted to your ears, you will be avle to chosse the color and they will be quite invisible.
       
    12. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      They stopped selling flesh colored ones in NZ, which was annoying as I wear foam earplugs everyday for my job, but now I know you can still get them, I will try and mail order them.
      I would love to be able to hide the fact a bit better.

      Cutting them, (provided you have not got bad H) should be sweet as for not too noisy situations but don't cut them if you are using them for clubs, concerts ETC.
       
    13. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      Get some custom fit musician plugs, they usually come in clear silicon so they are barely noticeable. No one ever notices mine unless I insert them in front of them. Costs a bit but well worth it.
       
    14. Established301

      Established301 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      No idea
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      none idea
      What the heck is "H"? No more drugs for that man...
       
    15. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Hyperacusis
       

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