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S.Assilem
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January 3, 2012 - 10:13 pm

My bf snores, so I wear earplugs a lot of nights. Unfortunately, they stop working after awhile. If it were not for him, there’s the occasional party or whatever at this thin walled apartment complex. Is there a greener earplug option?

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Beth Terry
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January 3, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Hi.  I did some Google searching and found these made from beeswax and cotton.  They do come in a plastic case, however, but the site says you can reuse them over and over.  And I’d rather put them in my ears than PVC foam, which is what most ear plugs are made from.

 

Why not email the company and see if you can get them without the plastic case?

 

You can also invest in expensive custom ear plugs, but I don’t know if that’s what you have in mind.  I believe there are ones made of silicone.

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S.Assilem
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January 4, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Thanks! But what is the website? I’m not seeing it.

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Beth Terry
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January 5, 2012 - 12:04 am
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andrea
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April 18, 2013 - 11:16 am

I recently bought custom silicone earplugs from a local audiologist. They were made by Westone and came in a little faux-leather case which is probably not biodegradable, but otherwise there’s not much material there.  The audiologist also used some kind of plastic goo to create the molds.

The earplugs cost $200, which is more than the ones you see online, but I suspect it’s a much better fit than the do-it-yourself kits.  The audiologist reshaped one of them with a Dremel tool and is willing to adjust them further if necessary.  I’m very happy with them and wish I’d bought them sooner.

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