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Vuvuzelas have created boon for earplug sales

Updated: June 16, 2010, 10:33 AM ET
By Jemele Hill

NELSPRUIT, South Africa -- As it turns out, the controversial vuvuzela -- declared a public enemy by some World Cup players and television viewers -- does have a purpose other than giving people a migraine.

The horns, which fans bleat constantly throughout the World Cup matches, have spurred a temporary gold mine for a pair of ear plug companies.

Ear Plugs Online and Sheppard Medical, the biggest earplug supplier in Africa, have both reported an enormous increase in sales because ...

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