Safe alternative to earplugs for sleeping?
My father has difficulty sleeping, and is easily awakened by outside noise.
To combat this, he puts earplugs in his ears ( for the past 10 years ).
Now, he has slight ear infection ( thinks it's because he cleans ear with Q-tip too many times).
Yesterday, I helped put several drops of Hydrogen Peroxide in his ear, and he said he felt bubbling sensation, or as if there was a marching band playing drums in his ear (when the Hydrogen Peroxide interacted with the bacteria )
Question: What is the alternative for sleeping with earplugs? He will not use earplugs till the infection goes away.
Are there noise canceling headphones that are comfortable to sleep with? The only noise canceling headphones I found are Bose, and they don't look comfortable to sleep in?
How about noise canceling, soft Ear Muffs for sleeping. I have been unable to find any from a reputable company. I see ads for Ear Muffs from poorly-known companies, but who knows how they are?
Can you suggest something for my dad. I don't want him to plug ear plugs (there is something so unsettling about plugging things into the ear. Once, I tried to sleep with ear plugs, they were so uncomfortable...)
Thank you in advance!