|There is also an "Ultra" version, I |
don't know how big the difference is.
Until a few years ago when a keen reader of this blog made me aware of it (thanks RCmedia), I only knew the traditional earplugs, you may know them: cylindrical, yellow, pretty hard, and not comfortable at all. But the modern ones are a quantum leap better, particularly in comfort.
Currently I use Mack's, but I'll bet there are many good ones.
They are handy in many situations. I'm lucky to live in a rather quiet neighborhood, but there's still the occasional loud party or such. If it's so hot I need to have the air conditioning on. If I've been working late, and need to sleep while the world is awake. And whatnot.
I can still hear my phone on my bedstand, if somebody knocks on my door or if the doorbell rings, but most of the rest of it, they take care of. For many people, they can help if the spouse is a snorer.
Come to think of it, it can be helpful too in the workplace, if it's a very noisy workplace. Or even an office landscape, if the general bustle distracts you from doing any delicate work. Or maybe for a home-worker, to keep distractions at arm's length while you cyber-commute from the corner of the closet.