Congratulations on purchasing your new WaterSafe Pro earplugs 

On this page, you can learn how to use your Alpine WaterSafe Pro earplugs correctly. We'll tell you how to make sure you get a good fit and how to take care of them so they last as long as possible. 

How to ensure a good fit: 

Find the right size  
Try the standard size first. The earplugs should fit snugly but not be uncomfortable. If they don't feel right, try the smaller size. 
Attach the cord 
Pull the loop on the connecting cord over the earplug and position it between the wing and the earplug. 
Insert the earplug 
Push the earplug into your inner ear so that the eartip fits snugly. Slightly rotate it until the wing is aligned with the concha or 'shell' of your ear (The curved hollow just outside the opening to your ear canal.) 
 Secure the wing 
Tuck the wing into the shell of your ear for a secure fit. 


What is surfer's ear? 

Surfer's ear, or exostosis, is a condition caused by repeated exposure to wind and water that triggers bone growth in the inner ear that causes the ear canal to narrow. This can lead to frequent ear infections, partial hearing loss and, in severe cases, complete blockage of the ear canal. 


Swimmer's ear is another common problem for water sports enthusiasts. It's an infection in the inner ear caused by water getting into the outer ear canal. Waterproof earplugs are the ideal way to prevent these conditions. 

Why are earplugs an effective solution? 

Earplugs seal the ear canal – the part of the ear most vulnerable to wind and water damage. 


High-quality water sports earplugs, like Alpine's WaterSafe Pro, are designed to keep (cold) water out 

but let in the essential sounds around you so they won't affect your enjoyment. 

How do I clean my WaterSafe Pro earplugs? 

Rinse them after every use with lukewarm water and mild soap, like hand soap. Allow them to dry. When they are completely dry, keep them in the storage pouch.

How can I care for my ears safely? 

To maintain healthy ears, follow these key tips:

  1. Clean and Dry: Wipe the outer ear with a warm, damp cloth; avoid inserting anything into the ear canal.
  2. Earwax Management: See a healthcare professional for safe earwax removal if needed.
  3. Noise Protection: Use earplugs or earmuffs in loud environments.
  4. Moisture Control: Dry your ears thoroughly after exposure to water.
  5. Regular Check-ups: Visit a healthcare provider for routine ear assessments and if you experience any ear-related symptoms.

How do I change sizes? 

Changing sizes is easy. Just pull the earplug loose from the wing and attach a different size. Make sure the earplug fits over the two ridges to ensure it stays in place.

How do I make sure my WaterSafe Pro earplugs stay securely in place?   

The combination of an earplug and wing ensures a secure fit. 

The soft wing is designed to fit snugly into the shell of your ear. Insert the earplug into your inner ear and press firmly. The earplug should remain in place even before you position the wing. Twist the earplug slightly and tuck the wing into the concha or 'shell' of your ear. (The curved hollow just outside the opening to your ear canal.) This ensures that your WaterSafe Pro stays firmly in place. 

What if none of the sizes are right for me? 

If your new WaterSafe Pro earplugs aren't a good fit, you'll be happy to know we offer a 30-day, no-quibble money-back guarantee on all our products. 

One size fits most – but not everyone. If you're having trouble finding well-fitting universal earplugs, we suggest trying earplugs made of a flexible material like SoftSilicone or opting for custom-made earplugs.

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