Monday, February 15, 2010
Occasionally when the neighborhood is noisy, I like to sleep with earplugs. And it was only last year that I found out that these days there is a wealth of different kinds of earplugs. Even within one brand there may be 20 different kinds, and it's very hard to tell exactly what the differences are, because as is typical in marketing, they all seem brilliant at everything!
So here's my tip: get a Variety Pack, and try whole pack before deciding. I found some last year which were much better than anything I'd tried before, so I stuck with them. It was just last week I noticed that there were still a couple of types left in the pack I hadn't tried, so I did, and whaddayaknow, one type was even better than the first one, it was much softer and so did not become irritating as soon, I can wear them hours longer.
I also tried the included "slightly better" type (same name only with "Ultra" in front) with slightly more noise protection, but it turned out that they were so soft they broke when I pulled them out again, and they are slightly smaller and tend to be hard to get hold of, since I have a very large skull. So the Variety Pack helped me find which type was best for me.