can prevent swimmers ear, and ear pain by blocking water from entering
the ears, keeping ears warm and preventing the flushing of water in and
out of the ear. Ear pain and infection are caused by cold exposure and
erosion of delicate skin and wax in the ear canal.
descent, Proplugs prevent water from entering the ear down to 20 feet
in depth. Once the diver enters greater depths, water will be allowed
into the ear for equalization. Unlike other earplugs, ours includes a
Scott's valve which allows ears to equalize easily and let sound in.
Our proplugs have been used by hundreds of divers for over thirty years
who testify that proplugs are the earplugs for divers.
Equalization with Doc's Proplugs:
Doc's Proplugs have also been used by divers who have trouble
equalizing. Unlike other earplugs which are solid and would not be
recommended for diving, Proplugs are vented to allow equalization.
While the small vent allows equalization to occur it does not allow
debris to enter and it prevents earwax from washing out which exposes
delicate ear tissue.
The Proplugs keep ears warm by storing the head's
conductive heat; the warmth provided by the plugs drastically reduces
the risk of thermal shock. Due to surface tension the vented plug also
reduces abrupt pressure changes from reaching the sensitive eardrum
which contributes to easier equalization. Clear ears often to allow air
to escape through the Proplugs vent and allow for better equalization.
Proplug wearers who have trouble clearing their ears should check to
make sure a lump of ear wax is not blocking the canal or butting up
against the vent. If the vent is fouled by debris while descending it
is best to remove the Proplug. If fouled while ascending, there is no
problem because the air and water under pressure can escape around the
Hundreds of divers have attested to the benefits of Proplugs
for relieving pressure in their ear during descent.
Proplugs are designed to fit a range of sizes. Adult (18 years & up) - small, medium, large, and extra large. Youth (6-17 years) - medium small, small, medium, and large.
- Developed and designed by a surfing physician since 1977
- Doctors recommend Proplugs
- Prevents surfers ear, swimmers ear, and eardrum rupture
- Helps ears equalize under water
- Low price, high quality hypo-allergenic earplug
- No messy, sticky putty lost in ear canal
- The ONLY earplug which does not disrupt earwax or obstruct the canal