Doug's Plugs

Ear Plug Insights

By Doug Pick
HEAROS Founder

Why Are HEAROS & Sleep Pretty In Pink America’s Favorite Ear Plugs?

March 1st, 2012

As the founder of the HEAROS and Sleep Pretty In Pink brands, I’d like to thank you for visiting our website, being a loyal customer or trying a free sample of our ear plugs.

In 1992, I started this company to help consumers like me who were unhappy with the quality and comfort of those products available.  I envisioned an opportunity to change the landscape of retail ear plugs.  Since discovering my mission, our USA made products have been embraced year after year and have been the #1 selling branded foam ear plugs in the USA for years.

As you will soon experience, below are 5 important reasons why HEAROS and Sleep Pretty in Pink are the brands of choice.

  1. High Quality Foam. Upon opening your free sample pack, you will be able to “feel the softness” of our products.  Our products are proudly made in the USA and, unlike others that are made overseas, have the highest quality control standards.
  2. Silky Soft Exterior. We encourage you to compare and contrast the silky soft exterior “skin” of our ear plugs versus any other.  We think you’ll find our branded ear plugs to be the softest.
  3. High Noise Reduction Ratings (NRR). Our NRR’s are among the highest available which means you can count on HEAROS and Sleep Pretty in Pink to help reduce those annoying and protect against damaging sounds.
  4. Slow Recovery Time. It’s important to know that our ear plugs recover slowly after compression so you’re afforded time to get the perfect fit.  Again, other products made overseas tend to have  rapid recovery times that not only make it difficult to fit properly but also irritate the ear canal.
  5. Value.  As we’re in a tough economy, you can count on the HEAROS and Sleep Pretty in Pink brands to help provide you with significant savings and a relatively low cost per pair.

If you just received a free sample, we hope you’ll use your our ear plugs immediately.  We look forward to receiving your feedback at the HEAROS Fan Page on Facebook.  We constantly communicate with our 10,000 friends and hope you’ll become one soon as well.

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Doug Pick,
Founder, HEAROS & Sleep Pretty in Pink

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Winners Announced In Our $10,000 Ear Plug Video Contest!

January 29th, 2012

Thanks to all of our new and loyal customers that helped make the 2011 HEAROS and Sleep Pretty In Pink Ear Plug Video Contest an amazing success!

Similar to our previous contest, we received many thoughtful, fun, and innovative videos which illustrate how HEAROS and Sleep Pretty In Pink ear plugs  protect your hearing and reduce unwanted noise (while sleeping, studying, traveling, attending music concerts, etc.)

Without further ado, I am very excited to announce the following winners:

  • Our $10,000 Grand Prize Winner is Ryan Maples from Los Angeles, California. If you have yet to see “Mr. & Mrs. HEAROS”, here it is…

  • Our 2nd Place Winner of $2,500 is Josh Anderson from Jamestown, North Carolina. Josh’s video, “Married Date Night: It Must Be HEAROS!” is below.

  • Our $1,000 3rd Place Prize goes to Peter Sullivan from Nashville, Tennessee. Here is Peter’s video, “When You Need ‘Em”.

Again, thanks to Ryan, Josh, Peter and all of the participants in our 2011 HEAROS and Sleep Pretty In Pink Ear Plug Video Contest.

Best regards,

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HEAROS Ranked #1 In Slate Magazine’s Ear Plug Review

December 2nd, 2011

Hey everybody,

I thought you might be interested to see an independent review that was done by  As you know, we are uncompromising on our USA made products and, an independent source, rated HEAROS Ultimate Softness Series #1 against others based on comfort, ease of use and value.  Check it out!

If you would like to read the entire article, please click here.

Until next time,

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Video: My Recent Chat With Cool Runnings

October 14th, 2011

Hi everybody,

I was very fortunate to be interviewed by Cool Runnings, a fascinating new show about entrepreneurial projects. If you are interested, here is the video.

Until next time,


Are HEAROS Made In The USA? What Is New Horizons?

February 16th, 2011

I often receive questions about our ear plug manufacturing and assembly process. The two most common questions go something like this, “Are HEAROS and Sleep Pretty In Pink ear plugs made in the USA?” and “Who manufactures your ear plugs?”

To help answer those questions, I created this quick video to help our retail partners and our loyal customers learn about our unique manufacturing process.

I hope this helps you better understand our “Made in the USA approach” and our special relationship with New Horizons, our manufacturing partner.

Best regards,


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Introducing Me…

January 4th, 2011

For those of you I have yet to meet, my name is Doug Pick.

Eighteen years ago, I started HEAROS ear plugs to help people — like you and me — comfortably benefit from peaceful rest and hearing protection. Today, that mission gradeessaywriter continues as HEAROS and Sleep Pretty In Pink are available in over 50,000 stores across the planet.

If you have yet to try our ear plugs, I encourage you to participate in our new free trial program. My hope is that this sample program will extend awareness to the many benefits of our ear plugs whether you are a musician, a swimmer, a student, a traveler, a hunter, a construction worker or a stay-at-home mom who needs a good night sleep.

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If you would like to learn a little more about me and HEAROS, here is a video which highlights why I am so excited about our responsibility to inform the world about the many advantages of using ear plugs. Also, you may want to visit our Facebook page as we will be announcing many fun freebies and contests in the near future.

Until next time!