The first mouldable pure silicone earplugs appeared in 1962, invented by Ray and Cecilia Benner. At the time, these earplugs were valued by swimmers, as well as those trying to avoid harmful noise, for their waterproof qualities.
Silicone earplugs are normally very comfortable to wear, which is why many prefer to use them over foam ones. They fit on the opening of the ear rather than inside of the ear canal.
Although they might not have the highest noise reducing properties, they are easily moulded into shape of the ear, providing a good seal when fitted correctly.
For answers to all common earplug questions, please consult our Earplug FAQ page.
Silicone Earplugs for General Usage
Silicone is the ideal material for earplugs. The soft, silicone putty can be easily moulded into shape to exactly fit the unique contours of your ears. Our range of universal silicone earplugs are perfect for use is multiple ways, including sleeping, studying, working and travelling.
Silicone Earplugs for Sleeping
Silicone earplugs are arguably the most comfortable type of earplugs that you can wear. This means that they are ideal for wearing in bed at night. With moulded silicone earplugs, the earplug material doesn’t enter into the ear canal. Instead it sticks gently over the opening to it. This means that these types of earplugs are just right for side sleepers as the earplug does not protrude out of the ear.
Silicone Earplugs for Swimming
Earplugs that are made from silicone are your perfect partner for swimming, showering or any activity that involves water. Here you will find a wide range of the best earplugs for swimming.