We've bedazzled cell phones, iPods, Bluetooth headsets . . . and now the latest item being blinged out is the earplug. The Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) has launched a competition to find an earplug that's socially acceptable.
"Because of Bluetooth headsets and iPods, people are getting more used to the idea of putting things in their ears that are fashionable," said a spokeswoman. Designer earplugs may cost you a bit more ($20-$30), but it may be worth it for those who go clubbing often. Would you consider investing in designer earplugs or would you rather succumb to hearing damage?