Which Earplugs Are Best for Me?

Which Earplugs Should I Buy?

We sell a wide variety of earplugs that fit all people and for every possible application. We sell earplugs for swimming, studying, shooting and flying as well as those that are targeted at dentists, musicians, children and workers in high noise environments. At lot of people away from the office now, so we have earplugs for working from home.

So one of the things that we are asked all the time by so many people is – what’s the best earplug for me? This is actually not an easy question to answer as no two individuals are the same and so it is not possible to recommend the same type of ear plug to different people.

Indeed, isn’t it diversity that makes our world so special? That’s why we offer such an amazing variety of earplugs. When you buy from us, you will always have a plenty of choice.

Here’s what you should know, earplug come in several different styles. You have expandable foam earplugs, those that are custom fitted or shaped silicone; you have musician style earplugs, electronic earplugs and so many more.

Each style has been designed to filter out sound to a certain extent, which is measured in decibels. When buying an earplug you should pay attention to the NRR or Noise Reduction Rating. NRR indicates the amount of hearing protection you would get.

When looking for a pair of earplugs to buy, always go for comfort, quality and effectiveness. Yes, it does take some trial and error before you are able to identify the right earplug to suit your needs, but you shouldn’t take too long to find one that is best suited to you.

The fact is the ear canals of each individual are unique, just like fingerprints. All of us have different reasons for wearing earplugs – it could be to block out sound while sleeping, to create a noiseless environment while shooting, watching an F1 car race or using power tools, or to reduce the noise at a rock concert.

Our Favourite Earplugs

Whatever are your reasons for buying earplugs, we have something for everyone. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best earplugs that we have on offer for you.

Macks Dreamgirl Earplugs are very popular in particular with women. These earplugs have an NRR of NRR 30dB.

Macks Slimfit Earplugs are made for those with narrow or sensitive ear canals. They have an NRR of 29Db.

Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs are very popular and are meant for swimming and water sports. These earplugs are made from soft silicone putty and are very comfortable. They fit the ears perfectly and are very secure indeed. They are capable of moulding into the shape of the ear canal.

PillowSoft Silicone Earplugs serve as a perfect alternative to soft foam earplugs and can be used to block out sound completely while sleeping. They are much better than the cheaper, wax type earplugs that are sold in the market. These earplugs have been around since the 1960s and still the top selling brand in the US. They have an NRR OF 22dB.

Macks Aquablocks are everybody’s favourite reusable earplugs for surfing, boating, swimming and other water sports related activities. They block the water from entering your ears completely.

Macks Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs are popular with men who just want to block out sound and can be used a number of purposes such as blocking sound at work or while sleeping. They are made with highly advanced super low pressure foams that deliver maximum comfort. They have an NRR of 32dB.

Macks Snore Blockers are unique hollow earplugs that are guaranteed to offer the greatest comfort. They are ideally suited for a side sleeper and have an NRR of 32dB.

Macks Originals Earplugs consist of super soft foam and are extremely comfortable. They are targeted at men who want to block out the noise while working in a noisy environment or while sleeping. They have an NRR of 29dB.

Of course, if you are still not sure which earplug is for you, why not buy one of our earplug sample bags. We have earplug selections for both men and women.

How to Choose the Right Earplugs

Choosing the perfect pair of earplugs can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Think about the main purpose you need earplugs for – is it to block out noise while sleeping? To protect your hearing at work or during recreational activities? Or perhaps you need them for swimming and water sports? Once you identify your primary need, you can narrow down your options.

For example, if you’re a side sleeper who struggles with a snoring partner, you might want to consider hollow earplugs like the Mack’s Snore Blockers. Their unique design allows for maximum comfort while effectively blocking out disruptive noises. On the other hand, if you work in a noisy environment, you’ll likely need earplugs with a higher Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) to protect your hearing adequately.

Finding the Perfect Fit

One of the most crucial factors in choosing earplugs is finding the right fit. Everyone’s ear canals are unique, just like fingerprints, so what works for one person might not work for another. That’s why it’s essential to try different styles and sizes until you find the perfect pair.

Foam earplugs, like the Mack’s Ultra Soft, are a popular choice because they can conform to the shape of your ear canal, providing a snug and comfortable fit. However, some people prefer the reusable silicone earplugs, like the Mack’s Pillow Soft, which can be molded and reshaped to fit your ears perfectly.

Comfort is Key

Comfort should be a top priority when selecting earplugs, especially if you plan to wear them for extended periods. Uncomfortable earplugs can cause irritation, pain, and even hearing damage if they’re not inserted correctly. Look for earplugs made from soft, hypoallergenic materials that won’t cause friction or discomfort.

Consider Additional Features

Depending on your needs, you might want to consider earplugs with additional features. For example, if you’re a musician, you’ll need earplugs that can filter out harmful noise levels while still allowing you to hear the music clearly. In this case, specialized musician earplugs like the MusicSafe Pro might be the perfect solution.

Similarly, if you’re an avid swimmer or participate in water sports, you’ll want earplugs that can keep water out of your ears while still allowing you to hear ambient sounds. The Mack’s AquaBlock earplugs are designed specifically for this purpose.

Try Before You Buy

If you’re still unsure about which earplugs are right for you, consider purchasing a sample pack. At Zoom Health, we offer sample packs for both men and women, allowing you to try out different styles and find the perfect fit before committing to a larger purchase.

Remember, finding the right earplugs is a personal journey, and what works for one person might not work for another. Be patient, experiment with different options, and don’t hesitate to seek advice from our experts if you need guidance.

Photo “Sleep” by Anthony Cunningham for Zoom Health

Zoom Health is a leading UK supplier of Home Health Tests and Earplugs

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