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PROPLUGS help prevent this from occurring. PROPLUGS are designed to be non-invasive and our time tested earplugs are inexpensive, long-lasting, and ready-to-wear. Plus, they can be quickly and easily fitted. DOC'S PROPLUGS are made of soft, hypo-allergenic Kraton with memory that provides a watertight seal.
Since 1977, when we first created DOC'S PROPLUGS, our patented design has been recognized by professionals and patients alike as having the most features in respect to comfort and protection. Compare DOC'S PROPLUGS to any other earplug and you'll see why it's the only one to use.

Eardrum Damage: Solid (non-vented) Proplug earplugs are recommended for individuals who are likely to forget to stay on the surface of water. Without ear protection, ruptured eardrums are likely to cause pain and further complication which may lead to surgery.

Tympanostomy Patients: Patients with Tympanostomy should refrain from going underwater. However, Doc’s Proplug earplugs should be used to protect middle ear during showering, shampooing, and any exposure to water.

Frequent Ear Infections: For frequent otitis externa (swimmers ear) or otitis media (middle ear infection), solid proplugs and vented proplugs prevent water from entering the canal. The unique design of the Proplug does not disrupt the canal which leaves the delicate canal skin uninjured and keeps earwax in tact. Earwax, as doctors will contend, is a natural defense to bacterial agents in the ear.


Both of my children have tubes in their ears. I am very thankful for the Proplugs. As a person, who also had tubes in my ears at a young age, I had to wear the uncomfortable over the counter plugs with a swimming cap. I was teased constantly. I'm glad my children will not have to go through that.” - Jeannie Miller (full text)

My son has had 10 operations involving his ears suffering from Colestitoma. I recommend Proplugs to all of my friends. It has been instrumental in saving my son's hearing.” - Diana Gatto (full text)

“As a ten year user of Proplugs to keep out the loud sounds, the tinitis in my left ear has actually improved.” -Gordon Berg

The Proper Fit Is Important

Doc’s Proplugs work best when they are properly fitted.

- ENT physicians recommend Doc’s Proplugs
- The Doctors Choice: trusted for post-surgery patients

- Doctors Recommend DOC'S PROPLUGS!: Hundreds of thousands of PROPLUGS are in use today to protect children. After ventilation tube operations on the ears, shampoo and soap lower surface tension and allow dirty water to pass through ventilation tubes infecting the middle ear.