Based on 4,013 Actual User Experiences
The table below evaluates those earplugs with 90% or higher owner satisfaction based on 350+ 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|
|95% / 359||94% / 378||93% / 1414||93% / 1312||93% / 550|
|Price (per pair)|
|$37 for 48 pair (77 cents)||$26 for 200 pair (14 cents)||$20 for 200 pair (10 cents)||$22 for 200 pair (12 cents)
||$20 for 200 pair (20 cents)|
|moldable||cylinder shape||t shaped||bell shaped||t shaped|
|white||yellow||yellow / magenta||orange||green|
|Ear canal size best suited for|
|small, avg, large||avg||avg||avg||small|
|Noise Reduction Rating*|
* 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.