THE SOUND OF SILENCE

The Best Ear Plugs

  Our collective experience as professional musicians, frequent travelers, and avid music fans who have worn countless ear plugs over the years informed our tests and ratings to determine the best ear plugs for the casual consumer. We tested the twelve best ear...

EARPLUGS: CURE FOR CITY NOISE

In much the same way that stereo headphones once began appearing on the ears of subway riders, replacing the screech of skidding steel wheels with Beethoven or the Rolling Stones, earplugs are now showing up in the ears of New Yorkers. A small but fiercely competitive...

Hearing damage

  A guide to earplugs Our ears are complex and highly sensitive instruments that allow us to hear. This is why we should take care of them and protect them from the damaging, long-term effects of loud noise. Why do I need ear protection? The best way to protect...

The Sound of Silence

The first time I used ear plugs, I thought I'd reached nirvana. I was trying to study in my college dorm room while my roommate blasted the Grateful Dead so loudly it would have made Jerry Garcia's ears ring. So I rolled a set of foam plugs between my fingers, pushed...

Active noise cancelling,smart earplugs help you chill

Earplugs are not usually the first product that comes to mind when thinking of items that can be improved by technology. After all, standard foam/silicone plugs are cheap, disposable and fairly effective (though quality varies, of course). But typical earplugs work...

Noise and Hearing Protection

Noise and Hearing Protection   One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Age-related hearing loss is the most common cause of this condition and is more prevalent than hearing loss caused by...

The Ultimate Guide to Wearing (and Choosing) Ear Plugs

  The Ultimate Guide to Wearing (and Choosing) Ear Plugs   Do you have difficulty sleeping at night? Do your ears hurt when you fly? Are you prone to swimmer’s ear? Do you attend noisy events or enjoy hunting? Are you a musician or do you attend a lot of...