How to Clean Ear Plugs

February 10, 2023

how to clean ear plugs

If you’ve ever used ear plugs, you know they can get dirty fast. That’s why it’s important to keep them clean and in good condition.

Earplugs can last a long time if you follow these simple maintenance tips. You should wash your reusable earplugs after each use to remove any earwax and grime that might build up.

Keeping ear plugs dry is another helpful tip. Rinse your earplugs after each use in non-chlorinated water, and let them air dry between uses to help prevent mildew.

You can also store your earplugs in the case they came in between swims. This will limit their exposure to dust and dirt.

Cleaning stone earplugs can be done by simply rinsing them in lukewarm water and scrubbing them with a soft brush. You can also fill a small cup or dish with hydrogen peroxide and soak your plugs for a few minutes to loosen up any earwax that might be stuck on them.

Wooden plugs and tunnels can be cleaned with a gentle soap or dish detergent mixed with water in a small bowl or dish. You can also try scrubbing them with a brush and rinsing them under cold water to remove any dirt that might be stuck to them.

Taking good care of your earplugs will not only extend their lifespan but also ensure they offer optimal protection for you. It’s important to always rinse your earplugs in a non-chlorinated pool or water after every use, and to store them in the case they come with or in a small plastic container between swims for extra protection.


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