Mack's Mouldable Kids Size Silicone Ear Plugs - 200 Pairs
Soft Mouldable Putty Ear Plugs Specifically Made For Kids!
These Ear plugs maximise comfort by moulding to fit the outside of children's ears and are not placed in the ear canal. Mack's is the #1 Selling Kid's Size Silicone Earplugs. Ideal for:
- Swimming - seals out water to help prevent swimmer's ear and surfers ear
- Protect hearing from loud noises
- Help relieve flying discomfort
- Designed for children 6 years old and younger
- Bright orange colour is both fun for kids and easy for parents to see
- Non-toxic and hypo-allergenic
- Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 22 decibels (dB)
- Made in USA
These durable earplugs can be reused up to five times, and won't melt when exposed to high temperatures. This carton includes 200 individually wrapped pairs each in a convenient re-sealable blister pack. The dispenser is great for doctors’ offices, pools, loud events, salons, etc.
How to Fit Mack's Mouldable Silicone Ear Plugs:
How long can I re-use the earplugs before they need to be replaced?
The earplugs may be re-used until they are dirty or no longer sticky (up to 5 uses). Keeping your hands and ears clean and dry prior to handling/applying the earplugs will help prolong the usable life of the earplugs.
What are the silicone earplugs made of and do they contain latex?
The earplugs are made of mouldable, non-irritating silicone rubber and do not contain any latex.
Can the earplugs be cleaned?
No. Keeping your hands and ears clean and dry prior to handling/applying the earplugs will help prolong the usable life of the earplugs.
Are there any additional application tips to help me get an airtight / watertight seal with the earplugs?
First try re-reading the directions, then apply a fresh pair of earplugs, making sure your hands and ears are clean and dry. Mouldable silicone earplugs are designed to stick to the surface of a clean, dry ear. If the earplugs are being used in a moist and/or dirty environment, be sure the hands and ears are clean and dry before applying or re-inserting the earplugs or a proper seal may not be achieved. A sign that you have achieved a proper seal is that your own voice will sound more internal and exaggerated. Lastly, try covering the ear canal with the earplug starting from the rear and moving toward the face. This technique squeezes out some of the air in the ear canal before sealing it shut, thus creating a bit of a suction effect. This last technique takes a little practice but creates an excellent seal when done correctly.
Can I break the earplugs in half for smaller sized ears?
No. The earplugs are designed to cover the ear canal. Breaking them into smaller pieces may cause the user to push the earplug into the ear canal making it more difficult to remove. We recommend using Mack's® Kid's Size Silicone Earplugs for children six and under.
Will the earplugs melt if they are exposed to warm temperatures?
Absolutely not. The earplugs may become slightly more pliable when exposed to warm temperatures, but never viscous. Each batch of material is stability tested in our lab at over 350 degrees F. (The typical temperature for a hot tub and sauna is 104 degrees F and 170 degrees F respectively.) To date, not a single test has shown positive results for melting or shape transformation (instability).
Are the mouldable silicone earplugs safe to use for flying discomfort? If so, when and how do I use them?
These earplugs have been used while flying since the early 1960's and our users report them to be safe and effective for reducing flying discomfort. In addition, Dr. Ira Rubin, MD, PhD has found Mack's® Pillow Soft® Silicone earplugs to be an effective tool in preventing ear pain in children, especially infants, during plane trips. As he is quoted in a leading paediatric journal: "When moulded to the ear canal, they protect the ear from painful air pressure changes and reduce noise as well. Parents report that ear plugs work especially well with infants when left in place for the entire flight. I suggest a trial run a week before the trip if parents anticipate a child's refusing to leave the ear plugs in place."
It is believed that the plugs slow down and/or decrease the effects of the pressure changes, thus allowing the ears more time to respond and equalise. As mentioned above, another manner by which the plugs help is by lowering the noise levels in the cabin allowing the user to rest, thus helping combat the effects of jet lag. The benefit of this rest is twofold in that is also helps calm and relax the "tense" flyer, thus allowing them to equalise more effectively. If you are suffering from an ear health condition, we recommend you consult an E.N.T. (ear, nose, and throat doctor) before flying while using the earplugs.
As the earplugs are only to be used as an aid, the user needs to take an active roll in trying to prevent the onset of the discomfort. The person should try to stay ahead of and prevent the discomfort by trying to "clear" their ears by one of the various known methods. This is especially important during descent when most of the discomfort occurs. One of the methods involves plugging the nose while applying slight blowing pressure while holding one's breath. Another method is to chew gum. It is not the gum itself, but the wide opening motion of the jaw and the act of swallowing that helps aid in the equalisation process. Therefore, either faking it or merely munching on some snacks can achieve the same results.
We recommend wearing the earplugs the entire flight, up until the airplane has landed and the cabin has been depressurised.
Are all styles of Mack's® mouldable silicone earplugs dual purpose? In other words, will all the Mack's® mouldable silicone earplugs help reduce noise AND block out water?
Yes. While we market our mouldable silicone putty ear plugs using a variety of names and colours for several different target markets, they all provide the same great noise reduction and water blocking characteristics. Not all possible uses are listed on all product packages. WARNING: Do not use for scuba diving or at depths over 10 feet.
|Ear Plug Type||Silicone, Kids, Bulk|
|Material||Silicone putty (latex free)|
|Pack Quantity||200 Pairs|
|Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)||22 dB|
|Suitable For||Swimming, Surfing, Sleeping, Reading, Travel, Flying, Loud Events, General noise reduction|