Best Ear Plugs For Showering
There are several reasons for wanting to keep the water from your shower going into your ears. Unless you have cause for wanting to keep the water out, you probably do not need to worry. In the developed world the water we wash in is very clean, and most people do not need Ear Plugs when Showering.
Ear Plugs for the Shower can be needed for the following situations:
- You Have an ear infection (like Swimmers Ear)
- You have a history of ear infections
- You have put something in your ear like Q-Tip, and scratched the skin
- You have had an Ear Infection in the last six weeks
Your ears are very resilient, and the skin and wax in the ear will protect it. You should never put things into the ears like cotton swabs or q-tips, as this may scratch the skin. This makes an infection more likely, and may also compact the wax, making hearing difficult. If this happens you will need ears syringing by a health professional to clean it out.
The wax in the ear is necessary, as it moves down the ear canal it cleans all the dirt, bacteria and fungus out
When showering and bathing, there is more chance that the water may get into your ears. Soap breaks the water’s surface tension, allowing the water to flow easier
If you do get water in the ear, do not put anything in it to dry. Simply point the ear towards the ground, gently pull the earlobe, and the water should drain out. Wipe with a clean, dry towel.
A hairdryer on the lowest setting from 20 inches away can be used to dry the ear. Just do not burn it. You can also buy over the counter drops to dry the ear.
Best ear plugs for showering
So what are the best ear plugs for showering? There are basically three categories
These are rubber caps which cover the top half of the head and are commonly used by swimmers and people when showering.
Advantages of Shower caps
- Quick & Simple to use, just put over the head
- Unobtrusive. There is nothing to stick in the ear
Disadvantages of shower caps
- Cannot wash your hair
Moldable Ear Plugs
These are the best type of ear plugs for the shower, as they are molded to the shape of your ears. This type of plug are used mostly for swimming and sleeping. Silicon moldable earplugs are slightly better than the wax variety for keeping water out of the ears.
Advantages of Moldable Ear Plugs
- Keep all water out
- Can wash hair
Disadvantages of Moldable ear plugs
- Have to spend 10 minutes learning how to use them
- Some people (kids) do not like them being put into the ears
Ear Plugs For Swimmers
These, as the name implies, are earplugs that have been designed for swimmers to keep the water out. Obviously wearing them in a shower will also keep the shower water out!
Advantages of Ear Plugs for Swimmers.
- Less intrusive than Moldable Ear Plugs. Do not have to press into the ear
- Can Wash hair
Disadvantages of Ear Plugs for Swimmers
- One size fits all. Not as waterproof as the other methods
Ear Plugs for The Shower – Conclusion
Most people do not need to worry about keeping clean water from their ears. If you are one of the people that does need to do this, you have several options. Depending on whether you need to wash your hair, I would recommend a Shower Cap or Silicone Moldable Earplugs