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Using a Lubricant to Insert Earplugs: The Secret Sauce to Getting the Perfect Seal

No two ears are the same. For example, I find it much easier to insert earplugs into my left ear than my right ear. Somehow my right ear canal is slightly twisted. I consider myself an experienced earplug user; I have used them for ...

CozyPhones Review: Economical Sleep Headphones with Good Sound Quality

Most headphones and earbuds are not suitable for side sleepers. And these days, I sleep mostly on the side. Headphones are too bulky, and if earbuds stick out just a little too much, they get pushed into my ear, making them uncomfortable to ...

What Is the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How to Use It?

When buying earplugs, earmuffs, and some noise-isolating earbuds, you will notice a label Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) together with a number. For example, 3M’s Peltor X5A earmuffs have an NRR of 31, while Howard Leight’s Max Lite earplugs have a ...

What Are the Best Earplugs for Snoring?

Your roommate or partner has just fallen asleep, and again "Chrrr, Chrr," starts snoring. You have spent countless nights lying awake, trying all kinds of tricks to quiet down that chainsaw next to you—to no avail. This article is for you. ...