Are Earplugs Good for You? Side Effects of Using Earplugs and How to Overcome Them

Side effects of earplugs

I have worn earplugs for a few years’ worth of nights and while there was nothing major, I have had to deal with a few side effects. The most prominent one was ear pain—mainly when I had gotten earplugs that weren’t a good fit for my ears or when I hadn’t inserted them properly. But …

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Aftershokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones: Review and Favorite Uses

Aftershokz Sportz Titanium bone conduction headphones review

I recently got myself a pair of bone conduction headphones, the Aftershokz Sportz Titanium and put them through some good testing. In this post,  I am reviewing the Sportz Titanium for various applications, including listening to audio while keeping an open ear and awareness of my surroundings, and the opposite: using them together with the …

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How to Block Out Noise When Trying to Sleep?

how to block out noise when trying to sleep

I have a history with sleeplessness caused by night-time noise. It started a few years after I had moved to Asia to take on a new job. The first four years everything went well, but then I had the idea to upgrade and get myself a nicer apartment. It was right in the city center, …

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ISOtunes PRO Review: Bluetooth Earplug Earphones with a 27 dB NRR

ISOtunesPRO: Earplug headphones review

Many companies advertise their in-ear headphones as noise isolating or noise cancelling. Often though they are not very specific as to how much noise reduction you will actually get. Haven Technologies, the company behind ISOtunes specializes in earplug headphones that have been lab-tested and given a noise reduction rating as a hearing protector. To qualify …

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

Using a Lubricant to Insert Earplugs

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 years and I know how to roll them up and insert …

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What Are the Best Earplugs for Snoring?

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. We are going find the best earplugs for you to block snoring. How loud …

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