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Ear plugs are one of the oldest forms of hearing protection that have been used for over one hundred years. The first recorded type of ear plug was documented in Odyssey where Odysseus’s crew members wore wax ear plugs to avoid hearing the dangerous Siren’s song.
Since the early 1900s ear plugs have been revolutionised using a variety of materials to help the wearer reduce the level of dangerous sounds from damaging their hearing. With the development of ear plug material came new filter technologies giving the wearer control over the attenuation level.
There are many kinds of ear plugs available in today’s market of which a few are listed below. You can find ear plugs that are suitable for swimming, sleeping, travelling and shooting and can be worn by children and musicians among many other activities and people.
Who should wear ear plugs?
In one way or another everyone should wear ear plugs or have worn ear plugs when exposed to a dangerous level of noise. Most importantly people should wear ear plugs when noise levels exceed the safe sound of 85dB. However, in hindsight swimmers, musicians, construction workers, nightclub or public house workers and those who need to hear accurately all should wear ear plugs or a similar form of hearing protection.
As there are many occasions where ear plugs should be worn, Allearplugs.com have grouped their impressive range into categories depending on their use. At All Ear Plugs you will find:
• Sleeping and snoring ear plugs
• Noise reduction ear plugs
• Swimming ear plugs
• Musician ear plugs
• Children’s ear plugs
• Motorcycle ear plugs
• Custom fit ear plugs
• Flying and travel ear plugs
• Food industry ear plugs
As you can see there are a lot of ear plugs available to you, appropriate for a multitude of occasions where noise can become damaging to your hearing. Below we aim to guide you through the best ear plugs for travellers, musicians and whilst asleep.
The best ear plugs for travellers
You may feel that it’s a bit strange to be suggesting that you wear ear plugs when travelling. However, for those who experience any discomfort in their ears due to the change in the cabin’s air pressure, can find relief from this discomfort by wearing travelling ear plugs. Any nervous flyers or those who wish to get some sleep when travelling (not necessarily travelling by plane) can also find comfort in wearing these ear plugs. The Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) tells you how much noise levels can be reduced by, leaving you in peace and quiet that can be soothing for nerves and provide the perfect atmosphere to fall asleep in.
Our recommended flying and travelling ear plugs for you are:
The best ear plugs for sleeping
Sleeping ear plugs are specially designed to sit comfortably in your ear canal without the risk of them falling out part way through the night. They can provide you with the perfect blanket of silence for you to sleep in if you’re experiencing sleeping problems. Whether it’s the sound of your beloved partner snoring with an infrequent loud snore or ongoing traffic that is keeping you awake, you will find on our allearplugs store ear plugs which allow you to reduce the level of noise heard and provide you with the desired quiet atmosphere. For those who are concerned about missing the alarm sound because you’re wearing ear plugs, do not fret. Sleeping ear plugs do not block out sounds completely so you will be able to hear all the necessary noises such as your alarm.
Our recommended sleeping ear plugs for you are:
The best ear plugs for musicians
It has been reported time and time again that a musician is suffering from tinnitus due to not wearing the correct form of hearing protection, limited use of, or not wearing any protection at all. Whether it’s band practice, a live performance or you work alongside a band as a sound technician, musician ear plugs should be worn at all times. An amplified rock concert is known to reach extraordinary levels of noise, 140dB in fact, which is 55dB louder than what is considered to be a safe sound, making musician ear plugs an essential part of your band’s kit.
Our recommended musician ear plugs for you are:
Caring for your ear plugs
As ear plugs look after your hearing it’s only fair that you look after your ear plugs. If you have chosen a pair of reusable ear plugs ensure you wash them with non-perfumed soap after each wear and store them away in a case to prevent any damage from occurring and dirt from coming into contact with them. In the event of your ear plugs being torn, damaged or dirty we recommend that you replace them with a new pair. At All Ear Plugs our full range of ear plugs are available to bulk buy, which can be extremely convenient for working professionals and families.
A few rules to follow when caring for your ear plugs:
• Leave ear plugs to soak in warm soapy water
• Remove any ear wax from the ear plugs using your fingers (ensure your hands are clean) or tooth brush
• Air dry ear plugs once you have rinsed them as this will discourage bacteria
• Disinfect ear plugs with alcohol and leave to air dry
• Never wash silicone or soft wax ear plugs
• Reusable ear plugs can be worn for two to four weeks depending on care