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How Do We Pick the Best earplugs?
In our quest of finding the best earplugs, we have found five different aspects that define an ideal hearing gadget. These are easy of use, comfortable fit, good noise reduction, the right material and finally secure fit. Here is a short discussion on these 5 criteria and your best earplugs should have these features.
Ease of use: Earplugs should have simple design to insert and remove easily. Foam plugs should expand in a steady pace. If they expand so quickly then you would not have the time to put them into the ear after rolling them up, but they also should not take so long that you have to wait for several minutes holding the earplug in place.
Comfortable fit: If your earplugs are uncomfortable, it is highly likely that you will not wear them for a long time. Earplugs should have snug fitting. They should not leave your ears either irritated or overheated.
Good noise reduction: The effectiveness of earplugs is specified by a measurement known as noise reduction rating (NRR). Typical NRR ratings is 15-35 decibels. The higher the ratings, the better is the product.
The right material: Foam earplugs have versatile use. They can be used for sleeping or working in any noisy environment. Earplugs also designed for specific use. For example, swimming, diving, listening. So, your best earplugs will be how you intend to use it.
Secure-fit: wearing a pair of earplugs would be useless if they fall out of your ears easily. So, the best thing is before purchasing a large quantity of earplugs test the earplugs to see if they are securely fit into your ear.