Earplugs are small devices designed to fit into your ear – they give the wearer protection from various things like loud noises, foreign bodies, water intrusion and excessive wind or dust. There are many different types of earplugs available all being made from different materials. The most common one and the one I am going to focus on it this article is the Foam Earplug, these are primarily designed as protection from loud noises, the foam used is memory foam which comes compressed, once inserted into the ear it expands to fill the ear and give complete protection.
Foam plugs are vary small and often come in a variety of different colours, one example of somewhere they are used and sold on a regular basis is at the F1 Grand Prix. There are shops that have them readily available and even people walking around selling them…this is because the sound of the cars and the strength of the noise dispersed by them can potentially harm peoples eardrums.Have a look at best noise cancelling earplugs for sleeping for more info on this.
With the foam earplugs safely in place the noise is greatly reduced, often still noticeable but at nowhere near the same frequency, this protects your eardrums from damage. Some of these plugs are disposable and some are non-disposable. They are often just use once and throw away (as they do end up entering your ear, which is not always the cleanest place). However some of them are made to last, they come in a small packet to hold them and are designed to be cleaned.
Another type of fixed jaw relation snore guard is the elastomeric appliance. Like the prefabricated appliance, elastomeric is also relatively inexpensive compared to other snoring mouth guards. This is perhaps the classic snoring mouth guard as impressions are made of both your upper and lower teeth. From those, the dentist makes plaster models as well as a protrusive bite registration, which are both shipped off to the lab in order to be custom-made. Most patients feel that elastomeric appliances are comfortable enough to use over the long-term. In addition, one of the advantages that elastomeric snoring mouth guards have is that they are virtually indestructible, produced out of silicone rubber and very capable of holding up well under pressure.
Finally, the NAPA Appliance is similar to the elastomeric appliances in terms of structure and function. This snoring mouth guard is made out of hard acrylic; eight clips that grasp the teeth hold the guard into place. In addition, a small breathing tube extends out in front, which is designed to keep the lips apart.