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Kitty4670
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03 Feb 2017, 5:39 pm

I'm VERY Sensitive to noise. What are the best earplugs?


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03 Feb 2017, 5:47 pm

I really like Mack's Dream Girl foam plugs, they fit me well because they are smaller than most other plugs.

http://www.earplugstore.com/macks-dream ... ugs-7.html



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03 Feb 2017, 10:28 pm

I get mine from WalMart where they have a plastic container of 40 some pairs for about $9 - 10. They are Mack's brand and fit me very well.


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03 Feb 2017, 10:38 pm

Not even industrial strength earplugs that they use in factories for safety and hearing protection work for me.
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03 Feb 2017, 11:27 pm

These 3, which are the moldable wax type, work extremely well for me:

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04 Feb 2017, 6:21 pm

I need something that won't fall out of my ear, when I first got my iPhone, I tried Apple earplugs, but it fell out. I have a scar on my face & on my ear, I was in a fire.


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04 Feb 2017, 8:18 pm

The wax earplugs don't fall out of your ears. They are soft enough to mold to the outer part of the ear. They work incredibly well and they stay secure to the ear. Try the smallest box of Mack's. They are most effective, and the most economical, out of the 3 that I posted. Although, you might find one of the other poster's suggestions to suit you better.

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04 Feb 2017, 11:13 pm

So I should get the blue box of earplugs? Do they drown out noise like footsteps? I have hardwood floors & I can heard my upstairs neighbors' footsteps. Can you still hear the tv?


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14 Feb 2017, 12:02 am

Why do you need to keep buying them?


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14 Feb 2017, 3:02 am

Yes, they drown out 'footsteps on hardwood floors', and the slate floors in a few areas of the office I work in.

I 'buy new ones', because, after a few uses, they've likely accumulated bacteria, despite keeping my ears clean.

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14 Feb 2017, 6:31 pm

Thanks, I found Mack's earplugs on Walmart. Can I still hear the tv or turn it up? Can I hear my cat meowing? I need earplugs for bedtime too, I have So much trouble getting to sleep, cuz of the noise.


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18 Feb 2017, 3:07 am

I brought some earplugs :D :D :D :D :D


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24 Feb 2017, 12:51 pm

the_phoenix wrote:
Not even industrial strength earplugs that they use in factories for safety and hearing protection work for me.
Such is life.

That's because most industrial ones only reduce sound by about 30dB. That's so it just muffles noises and you can still hear what others are saying and buzzers/alarm tones from machinery. There are "noise blocking" ones too, just harder to find.


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25 Feb 2017, 6:18 pm

Gotta love a good ol earplug thread.. Know the struggle well..


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25 Feb 2017, 9:39 pm

Ear plugs are great! My problem with them is that they cause ear infections. One has to make sure they are cleaned well after every use or a new clean pair is used.


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26 Feb 2017, 1:49 am

Can you still watch tv with earplugs? This maybe a silly question. I brought earplugs, but I haven't worn them. I'm having trouble with one of my ears.


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