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79% of people using earplugs for sleep find them to be effective in comfortably blocking out unwanted noise. Earplugs are often most effective and comfortable for back sleepers.
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.
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.
|Howard Leight Laser Lite||3M EAR Classic Earplug||Howard Leight Max Lite||Howard Leight MAX1|
|Owner Satisfaction / Sample|
|95% / 675||94% / 281||93% / 344||93% / 660|
|Price (per pair)|
|$21 for 200 pair (11 cents)||$31 for 200 pair (16 cents)||$19 for 200 pair (9.5 cents)||$24 for 200 pair (12 cents)
(% of owners)
|doesn't stay in (3%), doesn't block noise (2%)||n/a||doesn't block noise (4%)||doesn't block noise (4%), difficult to insert (3%)|
|contoured t-shape designed for easy insertion. vibrant colors.||cylinder shaped. yellow color.||designed for people with smaller ear canals. t-shaped. green color.||bell shaped. orange color.|
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