one way to discourage tunes: are earbuds latex?

question:  are the thin-plastic type of earbud made with latex?

they bug the crap out of me, and always have to switch them out for the foam kind.

thin plastic (latex?) —->

foam-type earbud —->

yea, after researching ( ) looks like the bothersome ones are most probably made from latex.

i don’t have a HUGE allergy — but latex gloves are one of the reasons could not pursue a nursing career.  just became too sick to help other sick people!  it’s a good thing the “cheaper” foam-type buds are attached to ones that break, so for packrats like me, you end up with a supply of the more skin-friendly earbuds.

shame on manufacturers going this route ….


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