Rolf Langebartels
Internetproject Soundbag

update from November 3rd, 2003
Ohropax, Against the noise, peace for the ears
Peace for the ears
Against the noise this classic with the ingenious name is a great and useful help. The name is a combination of the German word Ohr (ear) and the Latin word pax (peace).
Maximilian Negwer (born in 1872) invented 1907 in Berlin the Ohropax. Cotton wool is soaked with a mixture of melted wax. After the cooling down it is cut into little pieces and these are rolled to balls. To use the Ohropax you knead these balls for a while and modell them. After that you put them into your ears to close them.
Further infomation about Ohropax.
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