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Best Earplugs for Women

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Earplugs Just for Women Way back in the dark ages all earplugs were made in one size fits all and invariably they were first designed for men. Many women would have tried using earplugs in those bad old days and found them uncomfortable and just plain too big. After wearing a pair all night many women ended up with very sore ears and gave up or went back to stuffing their ears with cotton!! Luckily these days you should know that they make earplugs specifically designed for women who  have smaller ear canals than men. Not only are they guaranteed...

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How to insert different kinds of earplugs

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How to Insert Earplugs - Different Types of Earplugs If you're interested in wearing earplugs to protect your hearing, then you'll want to know how to properly insert them.  If they're not inserted correctly, then they won't be effective.  There are actually several different styles of earplugs to choose from, so you'll want to learn about each type of earplug and how to insert them correctly for proper hearing protection in the future.  Another important reason to know how to properly insert earplugs is the fact that you could damage your eardrum when removing the earplug, if you do it...

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Glue Ear or Otitis Media

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Glue ear or otitis media with effusion (OME) is an ear condition that is very common in children. Fluid builds in the middle ear behind the eardrum. OME may cause temporary hearing loss in children. Prolonged hearing difficulties from glue ear may cause speech issues. There is no acute ear pain or other serious issues such as fever associated with glue ear. It is, however, important to take certain precautions such as wearing earplugs to reduce the occurrence of glue ear. Risk Factors Glue ear occurs in most children at one time or another before the age of four. Glue...

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Musicians, hearing loss and how to prevent it

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The crowd chants and claps, waiting for their favorite band to take the stage. The band walks on from backstage and their fans roar. The lead guitarist grabs his guitar, holds up his guitar pick, then strums the first chord and the place explodes. Drums kick in and the concert starts. A few hours later, the band leaves the stage and the fans stumble out, yelling about what an exhilarating experience it was. Their ears will be ringing for the next few hours – at louder concerts it's not uncommon for the fans' ears to ring into the next morning....

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Motorcyclists and Wind Noise: Why Earplugs Can Help

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There is really nothing like the joy of the open road on a motorbike. The countryside racing by with nothing to think about but the curve of the road ahead. It feels like freedom. What a drag to have to think about your ears! One of the unfortunate drawbacks of avid motorcycling is wind noise combined with the cold that can leave your ears ringing like a pair of church bells before Sunday service. Hearing loss due to damage from exposure to wind noise is a real possibility associated with the riding experience. Even a short ride on your motorbike...

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