I was reading one of my recent woodworking magazines and there was an
advertisement for a new earplug ... basically, it looked like rods with
ear plugs at the end. The idea is that the noise 'funnels' into a
hollow chamber (in the rods) and is absorbed. They're supposed to be
very comfortable, at least more so than the usual ear plugs you see around.
Now I can't find the ad! Darn it!
Does anyone know what this product is? Something like "sensear" or
hey - if you want a comfortable plug then you should find someone to make
some custom plugs! Its sort of a weird process. First they clean your ears
with alcohol, you then tilt you head to one side and the mix up this goo,
sort of like plasticised playdoh, and stuff it in your ear. They shape it so
it looks decent and then press in a little plastic piece that is later used
for attaching a keeper string. Tilt you head the other way and repeat the
process. Lots of color choices or they can match your flesh tone as well.
Mixes of colors are possible too (Think camo) or you can get bright colors.
Mine are blue. I don't know why I picked it.
Anyway - I do not know where you can get this done. It is used primarily by
competitive shooters. I got mine made while doing some volunteer work for
the NRA at Camp Perry for the national High Power rifle matches a few years
ago. There was more than one vendor doing this.
The cost was about $20 IIRC.
Here is a page that google turned up
Seems expensive from them. May want to call a large shooting club that does
a lot of competition and ask where this can be done at. Or ask an ear
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