How to Create Effective Speech Noise Blockers for Office and Studying on a Shoestring

DIY budget speech noise blocking headphones

Are you sitting at your desk and trying to concentrate but can’t? You really want to dive into that article, book, or paper but keep losing track after short while. You are getting increasingly agitated. How the hell can I get these folks around me shut the … up? I have been there many times, …

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Are There Any Earplugs or Earmuffs That Block All Sound?

Normal hearing pathway in the ear.

This post is about what amount of noise blocking you can expect from the best earplugs and earmuffs, and what you can do to push the boundaries. Are you trying to sleep while the folks next door are having a party or concentrate while your coworkers are raving about their weekend? Feeling tortured by the …

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Howard Leight Sync Stereo Review: Noise Blocking Earmuffs with Integrated Headphones

Review of the Howard Leight Sync Stereo Earmuffs

In this review I am reporting on my test of the Howard Leight Sync Stereo Earmuffs. Unlike other industrial earmuffs, these have built-in headphone speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack, allowing the wearer to listen to audio while working in a high-noise environment, e.g., with power tools. Read on to find out how they …

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Earplugs vs Earmuffs: Which Type of Protector Is Better?

Ear plugs vs ear muffs

Earmuffs and earplugs both have a place in my hearing protector arsenal because they offer unique benefits. With good earmuffs you generally get good, reliable noise reduction. You put on the muffs, adjust the headband, and can expect decent noise blocking. On the other hand, earplugs are more troublesome to fit properly, but can provide …

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