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unbiased Top Rated Earplugs For Sleep

Based on 2,422 Actual User Experiences

January 3, 2017

The table below evaluates those earplugs with 90% or higher owner satisfaction based on 250+ consumer experiences. All models below tend to perform good to excellent in both comfort and noise-blocking ability.

Mack's Howard Leight Laser Lite 3M EAR Classic Earplug Howard Leight MAX1 Howard Leight Max Lite
Owner Satisfaction / Sample        
96% / 252 95% / 788 94% / 299 93% / 672 93% / 411
Price (per pair)        
$18 for 24 pair ($1.3) $18 for 200 pair (9 cents) $25 for 200 pair (13 cents) $25 for 200 pair (13 cents)
$19 for 200 pair (10 cents)
silicone foam foam foam foam
yes no no no no
moldable t shaped cylinder shape bell shaped t shaped
neutral yellow / magenta yellow orange green
Ear canal size best suited for        
small, avg, large avg avg avg small
Noise Reduction Rating*        
22 32 29 33 30
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* Noise Reduction Rating ranges from 0 to 30. The higher the number the greater effectiveness.

Unlike other solutions used to quiet / drown out unwanted noise when sleeping, earplugs have potential health issues. Prolonged use of earplugs may cause earwax to build up and clog the outer ear. Therefore, proper use and hygiene is important; otherwise, tinnitus, hearing loss, discharge, pain, and infection may occur. Refer to the instructions that come with earplugs to avoid potential health problems.

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