Earplugs that fit in your wallet!

Disposable foam earplugs are typically available in cylinder or bullet-shaped styles that must be rolled and compressed prior to insertion into the ear canal. One relatively new earplug product offers unique packaging that may be appealing to some of your patients. Mack’s Roll-Up Wallet Earplugs are disposable, foam earplugs designed to provide hearing protection. Unlike traditional foam earplugs, these earplugs are packaged flat such that they can be easily carried or stored in a wallet. When ready to use, the earplugs are removed from the cardboard backing and then rolled, with both hands lengthwise using thumbs and forefingers, to form a cylinder-shaped earplug.  The rolled-up earplug is inserted into the ear canal by gently pushing forward and turning the earplug in the direction it was rolled-up, for a comfortable and secure fit. Four pairs of flat earplugs are packaged in each box and each pair is individually wrapped in plastic. Packaging indicates a noise reduction rating (NRR) of 21 dB.  For a more in-depth review of hearing protection, check out the free-to-view webinar on Clinical Evaluation of Hearing Protectors.

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A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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4 Responses to Earplugs that fit in your wallet!

  1. I’ve just heard it right now that there are ear plugs to fit in your wallet and it’s really awesome. You don’t need to carry those big ear muffs with you whenever you drive around. Thanks for this info pal. Keep it up!

    • aubankaitis says:

      It is nice that there are a variety of products to choose from although the products are only as good as the user’s ability to correctly put them in! That is so key

  2. Dan Schwartz says:

    However, NRR = 21, which is 10 dB less than the NRR=31 of foam EAR plugs — That wallet convenience has a price tag on it~

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