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How do you clean Docs Proplugs?

It’s important you clean the Proplugs with alcohol wipes, before placing them back in the sizing set or help a friend or family member to determine his/her size. In case you have an infection wear only your own plugs and clean them proper with alcohol wipes.

Do free divers wear ear plugs?

You can wear earplugs while freediving but not just any earplugs. They need to be made for freediving. Freediving earplugs will be vented in some form. Be sure to equalize while freediving.

What are vented earplugs?

Vented ear plugs This attenuates noises to a safe level, allowing users to hear warnings, alarms and conversation. Operatives can work safely and effectively whilst not being over protected nor under protected.

Can I dive with ear plugs?

Scuba divers do not wear ear plugs while diving. It can even be unsafe for divers to wear ear plugs. Ear plugs will prevent the diver from being able to equalize their ear pressure, which is done to prevent ear pain and injuries.

Should you dive with ear plugs?

Many divers have then looked into using earplugs when diving. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t recommend earplugs when diving. The hearing membranes are not effective past a few feet, and in general, earplugs while diving can damage the ear canal and eardrum.

Is freediving bad for your ears?

The expanding air inside your middle ear cannot then escape down the back of your throat. As a result, your eardrums bend outwards, and if the pressure is not released then your eardrum will rupture.

Can freediving damage your ears?

Perforated/Ruptured Ear Drum Perforated eardrum. If a freediver misses an equalization, or cannot equalize and continues to descend past the point of pain, the eardrum can become perforated; the medical term for this is tympanic membrane rupture.

Do earplugs help with diving pressure?

Normal earplugs typically do not help. In fact, they can cause more harm than intended. They create airspace that cannot be equalized when diving. Due to surface tension of water, the earplugs prevent abrupt pressure changes from reaching the eardrum causing pain.

How do I stop sinus squeeze?

Treat allergies and underlying sinus conditions before diving or flying, and make sure you descend and ascend slowly using Valsalva maneuvers (swallowing or yawning on an airplane) to equalize pressure.

How do you free dive without hurting your ears?

The most common equalization technique that Scuba divers and people new to freediving use are the Valsalva maneuver. You simply pinch your nose and create pressure from your diaphragm by trying to exhale through your nostrils against your pinched nose. If you try this you will usually feel inflation in the ears.

Why are Doc’s proplugs the best earplugs for surfing?

As the premiere water sport earplug designed and distributed by a surfing doctor, Doc’s Proplugs is committed to providing the best quality earplug for the ultimate ear protection for all water sport athletes. By spreading the importance of ear damage prevention our goal is to help people have fewer worries when doing the sport they love.

What kind of plastic is Doc’s proplug made out of?

Doc’s Proplugs are preformed earplugs made of Dynaflex a soft hypoallergenic plastic. In addition to being latex free, and completely reuseable, the Proplugs will become even more flexible when warmed by the temperature of your ear and have memory properties to form fit to each individual’s ear auricle.

What kind of plastic are Doc’s earplugs made out of?

Made in the U.S.A., Doc’s Proplugs are preformed earplugs made of Dynaflex a soft hypoallergenic plastic.

What are the benefits of wearing Doc’s proplugs?

The benefits of wearing Doc’s Proplugs are in the invaluable properties that help prevent damage to the ear and reduce hearing loss in many environments.