Whether you’re in the swimming pool, in the lake or in the sea, swimming is fun! But amateur splashers or competitive swimmers often get water in their ears from swimming. This is why we developed OHROPAX Silicon Aqua – the special earplug for swimming. We’re all familiar with this: you’ve got water in your ear, which can be accompanied by a cracking sensation, annoying pressure or a numb feeling. This is very unpleasant. Getting water in your ears can also lead to a very annoying and painful inflammation of the external auditory canal. This is caused by germs that get into the ear along with water from swimming in the sea or lake, for example. The conditions in the humid, warm environment of the narrow auditory canal are very good for fungi and bacteria. This quickly leads to pain and/or itching and can also result in inflammation of the middle ear in a worst-case scenario. ‘Swimmer’s ear’ (medical term: otitis externa) should be taken seriously and needs to be treated by a doctor. OHROPAX Silicon Aqua is therefore recommended to keep water out of the auditory canal and for swimming with peace of mind. The light-blue silicone earplugs are waterproof and are very easily malleable. The skin-friendly silicone adapts to every ear and keeps them dry. The tight sealing also keeps disruptive noise and wind out of the ear.
Squeeze the earplug firmly several times using clean, dry hands and shape it into a cohesive ball shape.
Do not shape into an elongated form, as the earplug could then slip into the auditory canal. Do not split the earplug. It must be large enough to completely seal the auditory canal from the outside without entering the auditory canal. Do not use if the auditory canal is larger than the earplug. In the case of smaller auditory canals, the excess material is pressed into the outer ear.
Place the clean, dry earplug before the opening of the auditory canal and press in gently until it is fixed in place. If necessary, pull the outer ear to allow the air in the auditory canal to escape and gently press in the earplug again. Make sure that your hands and the earplugs are dry, as otherwise the earplugs will not fix in place and will not seal the auditory canal.
Do not push inside the auditory canal as the earplugs will then be difficult to remove. After use, remove the earplugs carefully without any jerky movements so as not to damage the eardrum. Loosen the earplugs by applying some light pressure from behind and roll them out in one piece using your fingertip. If you have long fingernails, make sure not to damage the earplug. Do not use any tools to remove the earplugs (e.g. cotton buds or tweezers). This may damage the earplugs or push them too deeply inside the auditory canal.