hearing problem and swimming

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hearing problem and swimming

Hello, I am new to this place. I am a caregiver by profession now. The person to whom I am giving care is 57 with hearing loss. He is very much interested in swimming. He loves doing that in this age. His family hesitate to allow him to go for swimming because of hearing problem. When all his family members are out for office or shopping, he anyhow makes chances to go out for swimming with his friends. I am not able to stop as he finds happiness in that. I need a solution and at the same time, I don't want him to lose his happiness. I happen to hear about ear plugs ( http://nulifehearing.com/hearing-protection/sleeping-swimming/ ) that could be used while swimming. Will it be good to use that in this age? Will it need any doctor's prescription for using? So that I could allow him to go out with friends for swimming whenever he wanted.