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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby zerzura » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:42 pm

I have tried lots and lots of earplugs. I have small ear canals and am a light sleeper. My very favorite for sleeping are these Moldex Pura-Fit: http://www.earplugstore.com/mopuuffopln3.html. Cut the ends if they are too long, but I haven't had a problem. This company also sells sampler packs.

For walking around and not being bothered by waaaay too loud music, or pulse jets, or vortex cannons; I love Etymotics in the standard size: http://www.etymotic.com/hp/er20.html. The frequency response is almost flat at 20db down. I also have custom molded ones, but they do not have enough attenuation.
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:55 pm

So I tried my beloved silicone earplugs. They stood up to the heat no problem (inside the constant shade of my box truck, anyhow), but, after day one, they didn't seal to my ears properly because of the dust. I switched to ones shaped like this:

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which worked great all week.
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby gyre » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:32 am

zerzura wrote:I have tried lots and lots of earplugs. I have small ear canals and am a light sleeper. My very favorite for sleeping are these Moldex Pura-Fit: http://www.earplugstore.com/mopuuffopln3.html. Cut the ends if they are too long, but I haven't had a problem. This company also sells sampler packs.


Cirrus has a children's size in the earplanes, which are molded silicone.
Nearly invisible too.
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby Noboundaries » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:10 pm

My wife uses the shaped foam earplugs and sleeps fine. She doesn't have any problem with them at all, but I can't wear them for more than a couple hours before my ears start hurting.

This year when ready to sleep I wore my sound cancelling earbuds and while listening to music on my phone. I could sleep comfortably with them all night. They don't cancel quite as much noise as the foam plugs but the lullaby voices of Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux countered the playa sounds and soon had me in a deep slumber.
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby jcliff » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:02 pm

Mack's Pillow Soft Ear Plugs. They are amazing. You roll them into a ball and then they mold into your ear. I slept 50 ft from our Lounge which goes all night and I never heard a thing.
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:31 pm

Did anyone else have trouble falling asleep when you got back to realhome?
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby EspressoDude » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:14 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Did anyone else have trouble falling asleep when you got back to realhome?


It is the waking up that is the problem..
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby unjonharley » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:27 pm

I don't know how it dose it.. The wind works my hearing aides out of the ear..

Thinking of getting ear muffs and replacing the cloth with (nylon) screen.. Or may be just the fabric from a dust mask..
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby knowmad » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:58 pm

duct-tape!
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Re: Earplugs tips

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:26 am

knowmad wrote:duct-tape!


who you calling, Duct tape?

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