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Mission Statement: As the premiere water sport earplug designed and distributed by a surfing doctor, Doc’s Proplugs is committed to providing the best quality earplug for the ultimate ear protection for all water sport athletes. By spreading the importance of ear damage prevention our goal is to help people have fewer worries when doing the sport they love.
About Us: Doc's Proplugs are designed to be non-invasive, inexpensive, and long lasting. They are easily self-fitted and are ready to wear. Each Doc's Proplug is made of soft, hypoallergenic Kraton with memory that provides a watertight seal. Proper usage will help keep you in the water. With consistent use, they help prevent future ear problems such as:
• Swimmer's Ear (infection)
• Surfer's Ear (bony growth)
• Water-skier's Ear (ruptured eardrum)
• Musician's Ear (high-frequency hearing loss)
International Aquatic Trades, Inc distributes Doc's Proplugs. The company is located in Santa Cruz, California. Dr. Scott's daughter, Brenda Scott-Rogers, is the president of International Aquatic Trades, Inc. Doc's Proplugs are distributed to selected dive shops, surf shops, pharmacies, Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) specialists for purchase by consumers. You may also purchase Doc's Proplugs directly from IAT and speak with an experienced customer service representative to assist you with your questions concerning the Proplugs.
Interested in joining the Proplugs team?
Please fax your résumé to: 888-507-7576 Attn: Human Resources
Robert "Doc" Scott, M.D.
Dr. Scott, President and founder of Doc's Proplugs, resides in Santa Cruz, California. He is an avid surfer, swimmer, windsurfer, and free diver. He retired from general practice in 1985 and continues to conduct research on ear problems that affect people in water sports. His research led him to demonstrate the effects that water and exposure to cold have on the ear. His findings led to the invention of Doc's Proplugs. His studies have taken him all over the world. He was one of the first to propose that chilly conditions is the irritant causing exostosis, the bony growth found in water sports athletes. Exostosis is especially common in surfers and divers. Dr. Scott can often be found at world-class surfing events, trades shows, dive shows, and other water sport events offering free ear examinations.
Daughter of Dr. Scott, Brenda also resides in Santa Cruz and is the owner and founder of International Aquatics Trade, Inc. and Hotline Wetsuits. Brenda is a former women's world-class surfer and remains active in the sport.
International Aquatic Trades, Inc.
719 Swift St. Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060