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ear·plug

(ēr'plug),
Generic term for occlusive devices for the external auditory canal for protection of hearing against noise-induced hearing loss or to prevent water from getting into the ear.
See also: hearing protectors.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ear·plug

(ēr'plŭg)
Generic term for occlusive devices for the external auditory canal for protection against noise-induced hearing loss or to prevent water from getting into the ear.
See also: hearing protector
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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