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unbiased Top Rated Earplugs For Sleep

Based on 2,704 Actual User Experiences

June 3, 2017


The table below evaluates those earplugs with 90% or higher owner satisfaction based on 300+ consumer experiences. All models below tend to perform good to excellent in both comfort and noise-blocking ability.

Mack's 3M EAR Classic Earplug Howard Leight Laser Lite Howard Leight MAX1 Howard Leight Max Lite
Owner Satisfaction / Sample        
96% / 304 94% / 310 93% / 917 93% / 727 93% / 446
Price (per pair)        
$18 for 24 pair (80 cents) $30 for 200 pair (15 cents) $23 for 200 pair (12 cents) $23 for 200 pair (12 cents)
$18 for 200 pair (9 cents)
Type        
silicone foam foam foam foam
Reusable        
yes no no no no
Shape        
moldable cylinder shape t shaped bell shaped t shaped
Color        
neutral yellow yellow / magenta orange green
Ear canal size best suited for        
small, avg, large avg avg avg small
Noise Reduction Rating*        
22 29 32 33 30
Retailer        
amazon amazon amazon amazon amazon

* 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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