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Written By: Chuck , Northern California 4/27/2015
I read the other reviews of this product and thought they would be worth a try with some modifications. I was wrong. These foam protectors do not stay on the oxygen. I tried taping the ends, which helped, but the foam would bunch up anytime the tubing was pulled. Don't waste your money on this product!
Foam Ear Protectors
Written By: jen, 4/13/2015
The foam ear protectors do not stay on the tubing. I tried taping it but the tape broke out my skin.
sore ears no more
Written By: George, OC California 3/17/2015
Wraps do the job of protecting the ear from being chaffed by hose. They are easy to install but difficult to keep in place. This is to be expected because of the slit required to be installed. A little paper tape works to keep them in place very well. Overall I am satisfied the product.
Written By: Dawn, Congers, NY 3/7/2015
I purchased these ear protectors for my dad because his oxygen hose was irritating behing his ears. He said they help quite a bit.
Waste of money
Written By: Carol, Fremont 3/5/2015
Too thick,fell off too expensive for what the are.
Ez wrap soft foam ear protectors
Written By: Nancy F, Sugar Grove, Illinois 2/5/2015
My father has received the protectors, and put them on and he loves them. With wearing the cannula 24/7, his ears became sore and unbearable. Using the foam protectors, makes it a little less tolerable. Thank you
A HAPPY 91 YEAR OLD
Written By: DIANE, SOUTH YARMOUTYH MASSACHUSETTS 1/17/2015
THE EAR PROTECTORS WORKED GREAT ONCE I TAPED THEM ON BOTH ENDS,(WITH PAPER TAPE), BEFORE THAT THEY WERE FALL OFF. MY HUSBAND WEARS THICK GLASSES THAT ARE HEAVY AND WITH BOTH OVER HIS EARS HE WAS GETTING SOARS. NOW HE IS A HAPPY CAMPER WITH THE FOAM WRAPS.
save your money
Written By: cynj, 1/15/2015
doesn't work at all, terrible waste of time and money
keeping them on
Written By: Shirley, home in Florida 11/12/2014
Take a narrow piece of paper tape about 1 1/2 inches long, wrap it around each end after putting the wraps on the tubing. Be sure the slit is on top so it will be on top of the tubing when on the ears.
this keeps them on and in place
Ear Protection for oxygen cannulas
Written By: Judy T, Colorado 11/10/2014
We have used these before and they definitely are helpful. Without them, my husband gets sores on his ears and I get creases on my cheeks. We know of no other product that helps with these problems.
Written By: hs, Alabama 11/7/2014
They felt good but that lasted a very short time. They came off when worn to bed where they were needed the most since sleeping on you side puts pressure on the ear against the cannulas. I used them 2 nights and then discarded them
soft foam ear protectors
Written By: marge, kansas 9/27/2014
just having trouble keeping them on but very soft
Written By: Bill, Colorado 9/3/2014
delivered fast product worked better than expected
Written By: carl, cambridge,ma 9/2/2014
item doesn't stay in place, doesn't hold tape to seal split in middle of item
Written By: Nancy R., California 8/29/2014
Didn't know such things were made until recently. They work well except that they come off the tubing quite easily. Glad to have them anyway.
Everyone should have these
Written By: JimQ, Florida 8/9/2014
Wish I had tried these earlier. I had no idea these would be so comfortable.
EZ wrap ear protectors
Written By: J. D., Al 6/15/2014
My husband prefers these as seem to fit tighter on his cannula.
comfort ear protectors
Written By: chris, orlando 5/24/2014
They idea is good but for me they fall off so are therefore not working.
Written By: K, Roseville,ca 5/19/2014
They move and they are hard to get on.
Written By: Bob, Omaha 5/12/2014
My wife will not wear her cannula without them!
if I didn't have bad luck...
Written By: Lisa, in your office or living room or in an airplane 5/7/2014
I got them in a timely fashion but Doug, the oxygen user, lost one right away. I mean I never saw it on. The one we have keeps falling off so I understand how he lost it. Ha!
Anyway, it was worth a try.
Written By: s myers, az 4/26/2014
these work good if you put them on good don't sleep with them
Just an Idea
Written By: Bob, AZ 4/25/2014
I've been looking at these as a remedy to the face dent problem my wife encounters. Perhaps putting a very small piece of two sided tape, would keep them from slipping.
Written By: Jean A, Palm Beach Cty, FL 3/23/2014
Super product for COPD sufferer. Great price and quick delivery. Thanks for the great value.
Yet another use for these little babies!
Written By: Patrise M, Santa Barbara 3/20/2014
My major problem is the outrageous dents in my cheekbone area caused by the cannulas. As a side sleeper the dents have been a VERY major problem for me as they can last all day and into the evening only to be repeated again. These less than 'pretty' little 'divots' were becoming permanent! So, these little foam covers have really solved the problem. I started using a pair on my cheeks and they seem to spread the pressure of the cannula on the skin. The 'Ear-mates' brand is very good for this purpose as well as being a wee bit more flexible. You might wish to try both and see which works best for you front and/or back.
As many reviews have mentioned, these don't stay on especially well; UNLESS you tape them on using silk tape which keeps them right where you put them. I've tried other tapes but they tend to get stuck to your skin more quickly as well as tending to be scratchy. Paper tape wasn't a bad option, but you must keep it very flat when wrapping so it doesn't create bumps.
So, I've been using a pair about 3/4" above the nose aspect of the cannula, then tape them on carefully with silk tape and viola dents are 75% less obvious and a LOT less deep. Using narrow little strips of tape, spiral them up the foam until completely covered, using very little tape to connect them to the cannula. (the less tape the better as too much can create unwanted 'bumps'. When using them on the ears, I use 3 little strips. One top and bottom to attach them to the cannula and another around the center to keep the foam closed around it. It also works to tape them completely, but it's not quite as soft as the foam. So, those of you who have tried these and hated them, tape will solve whatever problems you may have had. I think they are WONDERFUL!!!
Soft ear wrap
Written By: Yoram, Los Angeles 1/13/2014
This is total waste since it will not stay on the tube, maybe a little glue strip to keep it wrapt will solve the problem.
Written By: Cheryl, NJ 1/2/2014
The ear protectors arrived very quickly. They easily slipped on to the tubing...and slipped out of place repeatedly. We just needed to add some medical tape to keep them in place, and then they were great for Dad's sore ears. He's a happy camper.
Written By: Fred, South Carolina 12/28/2013
Who knew that a short piece of rubber hose could be so comfortable? These rhings are a MUST for those whose ears can be chafed by cannulas.
they work, BUT...
Written By: Hoyt M, Texas 12/21/2013
These work, but will not stay on the canula. have used some drops of super glue and that works for a bit, but the foam tears at the drops eventualy.
Written By: Theresa , Kansas 12/21/2013
I use these ear protectors for the nose cannula on my face and they work quite well. It keeps lines from forming on my cheeks. I highly recommend them.
Dont Move or They Fall Off
Written By: OG, Denver 12/10/2013
They dont stay on the oxygen tubing. I guess you can glue them on.
Written By: Betty, Virginia 10/11/2013
The idea is a good one BUT!!! they won't stay on
tried gluing but that didn't work , thhe glue will not stick to the sponge fiber
Written By: Shirley, Michigan 6/9/2013
I am not happy with the ear protectors. They do not stay in place, and I will not order them again.
Written By: Doris, CA 5/20/2013
They just to hard to keep on the tubing.
cannoula and ear soft foam protector
Written By: elias, ny 4/27/2013
very good service and fast I buy from you again
Written By: Somewhat Happy, Dunedin, FL 4/21/2013
These work but it takes one pair on each side to protect the hose from touching my cheeks as well as my ears. I'd like to see longer foam protectors. I also to have to wrap them with tape to make them stay on the hose line.
E-Z Wrap Soft Foam Ear Protectors
Written By: Reva Z, Maryland 4/11/2013
I'm sorry to say the ear protectors don't work very good, they come apart. There should be a way to seal that opening somehow after you put it on. I even tried to put it on with the opening on top, still didn't work, came loose right away.
Written By: Carol S.S., Auburn WA 4/7/2013
These ear pads are very nice. They are very comfortable. The only problem I had was keeping them on the tubes, so I used some cloth tape to keep them on.
Written By: Dana, Fulton, Mo 2/23/2013
My husband had been on oxygen for some time and began to complain of soreness behind his ears because of the tubes. In fact, there were actual sores on his ears. These ear protectors made the tubes much more comfortable for him and the sores quickly disappeared. My husband is off oxygen now, but I will keep the remaining protectors for possible future needs. Thank you.
Written By: Carolyn, Stafford, VA 2/14/2013
frustrating to use, they don't stay on
Written By: DR Kent, Denver 2/3/2013
Comes off easily, won't stay on tubing.
waste of time and money
Written By: Bonita L, Cedar Hill, TN 1/30/2013
The item I purchased for my mother did not work at all. We put them on and almost immediately they sprung off. They are poorly and obviously are intended for individuals that are completely unable to move and even then I doubt they would stay on.
Written By: N. Lockman, Hawaii 12/12/2012
won't stay on, keep falling off.
Good ear buffer
Written By: Rick, North of Houston Tx 11/14/2012
The good - these things are great for keeping the cannula in place, i.e., no jamming the cannula up your nose when the hose gets stuck on something or stepped on (something I do myself way too often). They also make the hose more comfortable on your ears.
The bad - they fall off too easily. They also slide up and down the hose so you are always adjusting (when they haven't fallen off).
My wife suggested a spot of super glue. That sounds like it would fix it but I haven't tried it yet.
Didn't work for me
Written By: Jerry, CA 11/13/2012
I tried these but they just didn't work for me.
NEW USE. These prevent the face lines!
Written By: Shari, California 11/5/2012
I finally found something that WORKS. Now I can sleep the side of my face at night without having to deal with the deep lines the canula leaves on my cheeks (that can last up to 3 hours after removing the canula). I only need oxygen at night so the "lines on the face" might not bother someone who needs oxygen 24/7, but it is a real pain for me to have to go to church or work with canula lines.
I just wish someone would make longer versions of this foam that would go around the ear (if needed) and cushion the canula all the way to the nose tips. Unfortunately, I have to buy several - epecially if I also want to cushion my ear.
Another use for soft foam
Written By: Rosy, California 10/10/2012
I wanted to use these on the section that is between the nasal section and the ears, because that's were I get "indents" while sleeping. They didn't stay on those sections, so I was disappointed.
Written By: Ev, Indiana 9/26/2012
My poor ears tell you "thank you" Now when someone steps on my oxygen hose, I can feel it, but no longer think my ear is being pulled off.
FOAM EAR PROTECTORS
Written By: CARMEN C., LAS VEGAS 7/6/2012
OTHER THAN YOU NEED TO HOT GLUE AT LEAST THE ENDS OR THEY DO NOT STAY ON ALL. SUPER FAST SERVICE, GREAT PRODUCT, WILL CONTINUE TO ORDER FROM YOU.
Written By: Hanna K, Honolulu 6/12/2012
Good product, will be even better once I figure out a way to keep it in place. Also very satisfied with the prompt shipping.
Written By: Donella L Scott, Green Valley 6/9/2012
I just got these and am so glad I ordered them. I am a side sleeper so every morning I would wake up to an indentation on my face where the canula tube had pressed against my face as I slept. Putting the foam ear protector on the tubing in the area where it would typically touch my face made all the difference, and now when I get up and look in the mirror, I don't have that ugly indentation that always took so long to go away. So far they seem to stay in place OK.
Written By: D.Bueker, 6/8/2012
foam ear protectors..... great product..... drop or two of super glue and the last along time....
Written By: Doris Stine, Nunn 5/30/2012
The items work as intended however, in order to keep them on, I need to wrap them with tape. It would be nice if manufacturer would add some little velcro strips or something to serve this purpose.
Written By: Terry Tessier, Watertown, NY 5/22/2012
I purchased this item for my father who uses oxygen continuously. He finds the need for the ear protectors to keep his ears from becoming sore. Thanks so much for this item. Shipping was quick and easy!
Not so good
Written By: Nancy Luckey, Greendell 5/22/2012
The foam is very soft and would be great except that they do not stay in place and come off very easily. My recommendation is that you put double sided stick on them so once you set them on the oxygen hose they don't slip out of place.
E-Z Wrap Foam Ear Protectors for Cannulas
Written By: Laura Hutcheson, Belle Chasse 5/1/2012
I am very happy with ear protectors,actually I use them on the hose on my face as the hose was causing me to get my face and neck irratated.The hose can 't touch my skin and makes the cannualas much more comfortable.
Foam Ear Protectors
Written By: Jeffery Hollaway, New Orleans 4/30/2012
They work fine. Tough to keep in place, but they really do help.My ears were really hurting before. It's much better now.
Written By: mcw, 4/2/2012
After using the wraps for two days, they did not stay on the hose.
My wife loves your product
Written By: Ron Tuttle, Cape Coral Fl. 3/24/2012
We purchased the E-Z wrap soft foam ear protection for the Cannula
and the first time she used it she loved it. She has been on oxygen at night for about six years and has always had trouble with the cannula leaving impressions on her face when she got up in the morning,. but the first time she used it with the E-Z wrap, no more marks on her face and it is 5 times more comfortable than any other cannula she has ever used. She would not be without this item from now on.
Written By: Lisa, 17870 3/11/2012
Received my order in a timely manor, items were as pictured and good quality
Written By: Linda, San Diego 3/7/2012
I realize these are single use items, but I've been using a set for about a week. It helps with soreness somewhat, but the protectors don't stay on the tubing very well. Would probably work best for someone bedridden and not very active.