What are the foam earplugs made of and do they contain latex?
The earplugs are made of urethane foam. The “latex” in our foam earplugs is not natural latex, it is a synthetic latex technically called an emulsion polymer. It has the same properties as latex (water based, adhesive, etc.) but does not have the enzyme problem associated with natural latex.
If, in the extremely rare instance you should experience any type of rash or skin irritation while using this product, please discontinue use immediately. Consult your doctor or go to your local medical emergency room if you believe you require immediate medical attention.
Can the earplugs be cleaned?
No. If these earplugs become soiled, they should be disposed of.
Besides reducing noise, can these earplugs be used to seal out water?
No. These earplugs were specifically designed to provide superior protection against noise. For water protection, we recommend that you try one of Mack’s® moldable silicone or pre-molded flanged earplug products.
Are there any application tips to help me get a proper seal with the earplugs?
First try re-inserting the earplugs after carefully re-reading the directions. Be sure to insert the plug while pulling (with the opposite hand) up and back on the outer ear to straighten the ear canal. If you are still unsuccessful with a plug that has now warmed to body temperature, try another “cooler” plug. A plug that is cooler in temperature will retain its compressed shape and rigidity slightly longer, sometimes making it easier to insert. A sign that the earplug is sealing properly is that your own voice will sound more internal and exaggerated.
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– Craig O’Brien – Travel writer/blogger – www.VagabondDisposition.com – Rockledge, FL
“I love the sound of the wind especially here in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, but after several hours on my Harley, the wind noise is deafening and wearing. I tried many different earplugs – standard ones, ones with cords, even custom made ones for $100. Then I tried your Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Ear Plugs. They are the absolute best! Your ear plugs are everything I could hope for. They block out the wind noise very well. I can ride for hours without ringing in my ears. Of course, they also block out the loud pipes but I can still hear and sense the engine tone which is important as you choose gears. Additionally, when installed correctly, per your directions, they sit deep in my ears and do a great job without being obvious and noticeable. Thanks for a good product.”
– Kerry Brock – Santa Fe, NM
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– Peter Shankman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker
“I just want to let you know that your Mack’s Earplugs are the very best earplugs I’ve ever used. I’m referring to both the Pillow Soft Earplugs and the Ultra Soft Foam Ear Plugs. Mack’s foam earplugs have none of the drawbacks of the other brands. They are not too hard (like that brand of ***** earplugs); they are not too rough (like ****** earplugs); and their tapered shape is just perfect. You really make some good products.”
– Caleb Murdock
I love your product! I wear Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam 32-decibel blockage foam earplugs and I don’t leave home without them! I would be happy to run a spot for your company anytime! You guys are great! Thanks!”
– Todd Hamo – Anaheim, California
After trying many of the earplugs on the market, Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs are the only plugs I use. As a metal musician, I require certain elements that are difficult to find in one single plug. Tours average a month and our headlining set is an intense, energetic wall of loud sound with barely any breaks. Therefore, a plug must fit properly without slipping, block the maximum amount of decibels and allow the right sounds through the plug. In addition to those items, it should be clean with no residue, comfortable and camouflaged so that it isn’t blatantly obvious in photos. These plugs cover every requirement in one package!
– J.J. Hrubovcak – New Jersey
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