Making Is Easier to Ship Us Your Ear ImpressionsJun 05,2016
We now have an option available to all our customers to make it easier to ship us your ear impressions. We've added an option to the online ordering so you can request a shipping label (it's one of the last options you'll see when ordering your earplugs online).
Simply select the package type you are sending, and we'll email you the shipping label to place on your package. It's that simple, and our commercial pricing will save you money too!
Just make sure you select the correct shipping label for the packaging - it's that simple!!
There's also this page that explains, in detail, all the various options, along with proper placement of your shipping label.
Florida Locations Dramatically ExpandedMar 10, 2016
We'd like to welcome the ENT Associates of Southern Florida to our growing list of preferred providers. With the ENT Associates group of 23 locations, adding to our existing locations offering custom Wet Plugz earplugs to their patients, Florida now has an abundance of convenient locations. Read the press release
"Exostosis, more commonly known as surfer's ear, continues to be a growing concern for surfers and other water sports enthusiasts, all of whom make up a sizable portion of our patient population", says Patricia Ramos, Au.D., Director of Audiology and Rehabilitative Services for ENT Associates of South Florida. "If the patient can't hear well when using a form of ear protection to protect against the formation of exostosis, then they're less likely to wear the protection at all", says Ramos.
Cindy Solomon, Audiology Business Coordinator for the ENT Associates group, added "our offices already provide custom earplugs, so adding the Wet Plugz brand of custom earplugs to the list of products we offer was an easy decision, especially to help our watersports patients".
"We are very excited to have the ENT Associates of South Florida team join our growing list of hearing healthcare providers offering our unique custom earplugs", said Scott Orman, head of Product Development at Surf Munkey. "With this addition, our customers now have an extensive list of convenient locations in the South Florida area, for ordering a pair of these custom earplugs and protecting themselves without impairing their sports activities".
About the Wet Plugz Product
Wearing earplugs during surfing has always meant sacrificing the ability to hear, and often resulted in simply foregoing using earplugs, at the risk of developing exostosis (also known as "surfer's ear"). Wet Plugz™ allow the user to keep the sound pathway clear, so wearing ear protection no longer means being unable to hear.
About ENT Associates of South Florida
ENT Associates of South Florida is a private practice otolaryngology/audiology group, with 42 physicians in 30 office locations conveniently located throughout Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties. ENT Associates offers comprehensive general and sub-specialty ENT medical and surgical care as well as diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological care within the convenience of one medical group.
About Surf Munkey
Surf Munkey develops and manufactures uniquely functional surf and water sports equipment. The company's first product was created when the founder was unable to find a hat that would support surfing in large waves without the bill getting in the way - so the FlipUpBill™ hat was invented. The inability to hear well while wearing earplugs has been an even longer running frustration as a water sports enthusiast, and proved much more of a challenge, but Wet Plugz™ earplugs now provide a superior solution.
For More Information
Contact: Scott Orman Director of Product Development Contact through any of the above listed websites
Provider Portal LaunchedJan 12,2016
Today we announced the launch of our Provider Portal - a website dedicated to supporting our growing network of hearing healthcare specialists who can provide our customers with the convenience of a one-stop shopping experience. Customers can make an appointment at a location convenient to them, get their ear impressions made, and get a pair of Wet Plugz ordered.
Our providers can access the new portal by clicking on the new icon located in the upper right corner of our public website, and then use their login to access the site.
Aloooooha! Wet Plugz Available on the Hawaiian IslandsDec-12, 2015
Our network of preferred providers now includes coverage on all the major Hawaiian islands. With Island Audiology now offering Wet Plugz earplugs to their watersports clients, you can order a pair whether you're on Hawaii (the Big Island), Maui, Kaui, or Oahu.
Official Healthcare Provider AnnouncementsNov 29, 2015
We were notified that our press release regarding Wet Plugz and their availability through healthcare providers has now gone national. We will continue to expand our network of healthcare providers who prescribe Wet Plugz to their patients.
If you are a healthcare provider and wish to be added to our listing, or if you're a patient and would like to find a provider close to you, please contact us.
Mobile-friendly Website Launched...Nov 15, 2015
Today we finally launched our mobile-friendly website - yeah! It's been something we know we've needed to do, but have just had too much on our plate. Very glad to have this up and running, and we hope you are too.
New Earplug Production Lab...Oct 15, 2015
We are very excited to announce we have teamed up with a world-class leader in producing earplugs, for expanded production of our Wet Plugz custom surf and watersports earplugs.
This move brings many exciting changes and options for our customers.
This will allow easier access to our earplugs through the medical community - your audiologist and/or ENT who you've always trusted with your hearing care.
For our customers, we can now offer Wet Plugz in an extensive array of colors, including the ability to combine two, or up to three, colors in a swirl design for a unique custom earplug to make your plugs truly unique from any other earplugs out there. Check out our fun online tool to try mixing and matching different colors.
We now have an expanded set of options available to you:
- An extensive array of colors to choose from fro your earplugs, including the option to mix multiple colors in a swirl type of look.
- Finish options - gloss or matte finish.
- Laser engraved initials - add initials for your name, or to help identify the "L" left vs. the "R" right earplug.
- Anti-Microbial coating - a chemically-bonded coating for silicone, proven to be effective against bacteria, germs, and other pathogens.
- Leash cord (we've always had this as an option).
Please feel free to let your local audiologist or ENT know about our plugs, or ask if they're a Wet Plugz earplug provider. If not, they can contact us via our website.
Universal Earplugs...NOT Available NowSep 16, 2015
We actually produced and "soft launched" a universal earplug back in July, but unfortunately we've found too much inconsistencies in the user experience with the plugs. Many folks loved them, yet there were others that, well....not so much, and that's just not how we roll. We want rock solid products that provide consistent praise from our customers (like our FlipUpBill hats).
At this point we've shelved the universal plugs and are back doing some re-design work to see if we can figure this beast out, so check back for further updates.
Just FYI, we've also been busy working with our Custom Wet Plugz department, and hope to have some changes to announce shortly.
Universal Earplugs...Available NowJul, 06, 2015
We said they were coming soon....but we forgot to specify "soon" could mean up to a year. Kidding aside, it has been quite an effort to come up with these new earplugs, which have gone through many many many re-designs to get to this point. However, the struggle and delays have been worth it, for the earplugs we have finally released are so much cleaner in design, and support the widest audience possible (via our removable eartips design), well beyond our initial expectations.
So pick up a pair today, during our soft launch of this product, and send us your feedback to let us know your thoughts about the product
Eureka - Universal Earplugs on the Way!May 05, 2015
We're very excited to report some major progress, which will now bring our desire for a universal surf and water sports earplug to the masses.
We had a truly dramatic "eureka" moment last week, which has transformed our design to its simplest (and completely manufacturable) form. It really was one of those "hair raising on the arms" kind of realizations/experiences.
We quickly procured some prototypes to verify the design, and are now under way towards production of these. We expect these to be ready to go by August of this year. That may seem like a ways away, but there are a lot of pieces to get in place by then. We're very excited by this and hope you are too - it's been quite ride.
So Where Are the Universal Plugs Already?Feb 05, 2015
As with any new product being developed, there are lots of things to consider, and lots of bumps in the road. The challenges we're facing involve translating our technology into not only a universal type of earplug product, BUT it also has to be manufacturable (or at least manufacturable without costing a ridiculous amount).
Back in August of last year, we made some significant breakthroughs and have a design that is universal (meaning it will fit a wide audience), but it is still not simple enough to manufacture. We're not done here, so please continue to hold tight while we continue to hone our design.
Announcing a new design, new colors, and reduced pricing...Aug 27, 2014
Taking a cue from our efforts in designing our universal fit surf earplugs (announced earlier this month), we have modified our custom earplug design and can now offer these earplugs in various colors. This new design is also simpler to manufacture, so we've been able to reduce our pricing, bringing our custom surf and watersports earplugs under the cost of the other custom earplugs on the market - plus ours have the added benefit of letting you clearly hear.
Better design, PLUS colors, PLUS lower prices! Who could ask for anything more?!
Coming soon...Wet Plugz in a universal fit formatAug 21, 2014
This has long been a goal of ours, ever since we first came up with our patent-pending design and created our custom fit Wet Plugz. We finally have our same approach, built into a more universal one-size-fits-most design.
We still have some final minor things to finish up before we can release these to the public, but we finally have a design that is working well. In fact, we've even had some benefits that we hadn't even anticipated, which doesn't often happen.
So hold tight, and we'll get the remaining things in place. If you'd like to be notified of the release, please let us know (we won't add you to some spam list, we'll simply let you know when the plugs are available).
Press Releases published today...Jan 23, 2014
Today we sent out our press releases, officially announcing the launch of our innovative surf and water sports earplugs - Wet Plugz™ now available to the public. Wet Plugz™ has been launched on this separate website dedicated to earplug information in order to keep our current FlipUpBill™ site focused on our hats and sun protection. Read the press release
Wet Plugz website launched...Jan 18, 2014
After more effort than we'd like to admit, we finally launched our website and are now able to offer our patent-pending earplugs for sale online. Phew!