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Old 06-09-2008   #1
 
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Suggestions on brands that work??? The Docs plugs don't seem to do a damn thing except fall out.

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Hey Josh are you using the Doc's w/ the cord attached? I always had problems with mine falling out, but it was because the cord pulled them out when I moved around. Cut the cord off and have not had problem's since.
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custom molded plugs from an ENT are the way to go if you need to keep your ears absolutely dry. they are pricey ($70 or so) and you lose a lot of hearing but they work really well.
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Force - Those must be REALLY good earplugs to keep your eyes dry too!
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I think smileys work a lot better then the crap docs ear plugs.
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Suggestions on brands that work??? The Docs plugs don't seem to do a damn thing except fall out.
Did you get the right size Doc's and are you twisting them into the proper position in your ear? If you want them to stay in, it takes a little experimenting to get them in properly, but you really have to twist them in to get that tab thingy into the fold of your outer ear. Docs work great for me though, and fixed all my ear problems, but were a bit tricky to get used to putting in properly. You can leave the leash on too, just tie it to you helmet and leave enough slack to move freely, but not too much slack to get caught.
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Spend the money and get the custom made plugs. I've had the same pair for 10+ years.
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Spend the money and get the custom made plugs. I've had the same pair for 10+ years.
Absolutely go with the custom plugs. Just find any audiologist and they can do it for you ($70-90). I just got some new ones after losing one. For twice that price they can put a filter in it that will allow sound to pass through but not water. It's pricey but cheaper than chronic ear infections and the surgery required to fix 'surfers ear' (exostosis.) None of the pre-made (Doc's etc) ever worked for me. There is a cheaper option that worked OK for me for a while. If you Google 'custom ear plugs' there are some places where you can order a kit that has two kinds of goo you mix together and then jam in your ear until it hardens. You then have very similar custom plugs that will hold their shape forever. They'll last for a season or two. I think i paid $20 and it was enough for 3-4 plugs. PM me if you want the number for the audiologist I used.
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Josh EAR inc. is based out of boulder. they will make custom molded plugs for 50 bucks. they have a bunch of different plugs, but their basic one is 50. Check out all their stuff on their website Earinc/Insta-Mold - Worldwide provider of customized earplugs for hearing protection and communication systems
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