Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still hear my alarm when using earplugs?


This is not a problem. Sound can never be blocked out 100%, as it is also conveyed through the skin and cranial bone to some extent. Even with well-fitting earplugs, you are never entirely sealed off from your environment.


From what age are earplugs suitable for children?


Only the user themselves can speak about the reliable effectiveness of earplugs – smaller children are generally unable to do so. Earplugs could also be swallowed and get stuck in the windpipe. We therefore recommend usage from six years of age, and only under adult supervision.


Are there earplugs that fit well even in narrow auditory canals?


Yes. In this case, PRE-earplugs which are placed in front of the opening of the auditory canal and pressed in gently are suitable.


How do I insert IN-earplugs easiest?


By putting one hand over your head and pulling your ear slightly upwards, you can straighten the auditory canal a little. Then the plug can be inserted easily.


Can I use OHROPAX® to help with tinnitus?


Earplugs unfortunately cannot help with tinnitus itself. However, those affected by tinnitus are often particularly sensitive to noise and should avoid loud noise, racket and loud music. For this, OHROPAX® is certainly a great help.


Can earplugs be used for diving?


No. Earplugs should generally not be used for diving, as they impede the necessary pressure equalisation.


Can OHROPAX® earplugs be reused?


In contrast to the workplace, this is certainly possible in the case of private usage. Please ensure that your fingers, ears and earplugs are clean and dry. Then they can be reused as long as they still feel pleasantly soft and cushioning. OHROPAX® can generally be cleaned with water and a mild soap – Color, Soft and Silicon earplugs up to two times, Multi continuously. OHROPAX® Classic are single-use earplugs, as the wax cannot be cleaned.


Is it normal that I can hear my own pulse?


Those using earplugs for the first time are often aware of their own pulse. Due to the quietness produced, it is possible to "listen in" to one's own body. This is completely harmless and will quickly pass.


Can OHROPAX® earplugs be used every day?


Essentially, yes. We recommend taking a temporary break from the earplugs after using them for several hours (e.g. during a night's sleep), so that the ears can be well aerated again.


Does OHROPAX® contain latex? PVC? Plasticisers?


OHROPAX® exclusively uses safe and tested materials. All of our plugs are also free of latex, PVC and plasticisers.


How tightly do OHROPAX® earplugs seal while swimming?


Silicone plugs from OHROPAX®, e.g. OHROPAX® Silicon Aqua, are particularly secure and tight. However, in the case of vigorous movement, they may loosen and are then no longer 100% tight.


Why are the Classic wax plugs actually wrapped in cotton wool?


The outer layer of cotton wool is essential for the manufacturing process. It also makes it easier to remove the plugs from the packaging. Please remove the cotton wool before inserting into your ear.