Top Ear Plugs Reviewed

by Tested_to_Destruction

The best ear plugs are cheap, effective and protect your ears from harmful noise pollution. The top five earplugs, reviewed and compared.

A set of ear plugs is are much like safety goggles - they're meant to protect and prevent health risks. Earplugs will reduce noise and the likelihood of potential damage to the inner ear. Many people experience hearing loss after lengthy periods of working with machinery, power tools and due to a noisy working environment.

There are various designs and styles, not to mention materials. You can purchase disposable ear plugs, silicone and custom fit ones. They come in a range of colors for the more adventurous and the five best featured below are aimed at industrial use.

Don't leave yourself open to the long term effects of working with persistent noise. It's truly surprising how many people don't realise the impact and harm that occurs with what is otherwise known as noise pollution. Look after your ears - you only have one pair.

Milwaukee 49-17-3200 NRR 27 DB Corded Reusable Earplugs, Box of 50

The Milwaukee 49's are the best ear plugs and the best sellers - due to both the design and price. For around ten bucks you get a box of 50 earplugs, which are also non.disposable. A simple wash with warm water and detergent will keep them clean and usable for weeks. They're industry compliant. They're found in the ears of employees that spend their days on shipyards, construction sites and noisy industrial plants.

The design uses three flanges to ensure a comfortable suction fit and the chord works well when it comes to safety checks - they're obvious, plus they prevent you losing them while working. What more can be said? They work, they're a steal of a deal and one box will last for years.

Milwaukee 49-17-3200 NRR 27 DB Corded Reusable Earplugs, Box of 50

With a comfortable, patented soft-shell around a pocket of air these multiple use earplugs ensure maximum protection, comfort and extended wear. Three soft flanges offer a ...

Only $122.20

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Howard Leight MAX1 Earplugs Uncorded NRR33 Box/200 Pair

The Leight MAX1's are the best selling soft ear plugs on the market. They're a polyurethane foam earplug and insert into the ear canal for a safe, comfortable fit. They reduce noise and prevent ear damage - and are well known for how well the work. They have a closed-cell soil-resistant skin that prevents the build of of debris in the ear and they're pretty straight forward to insert.

Disposable, they work up to NRR: 33 dB and can be used in a variety of working environments - as well as being great for personal hobbies that generate a lot of noise. For the price, you get a box of 200, or you can purchase a larger box of 500 for twice the price. Good quality product, great price.

Howard Leight MAX1 Earplugs Uncorded NRR33 Box/200 Count

Howard Leight Max pre-shaped foam earplugs feature a smooth outer skin for maximum user comfort. The smooth, soil resistant skin helps prevent dirt from penetrating the ...

$32.65  $21.79

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Radians CEP001-R Custom Molded Earplugs, Red

These are the best custom ear plugs and they're exactly what they look like - customizable to your ears. They pack comes with a set of easy to follow instructions, which leads on to you owning a pair of ear protectors that fit perfectly to the shape of your ear. They're washable and reusable and will last a good length of time providing you keep them clean and dry.

As molded earplugs go, they're a lot cheaper than a true custom pair, which will set you back a lot more than their current retail price. They don't remove sound 100% but do reduce external noise to a comfortable level. The pack tends to provide more material than is required for one so mix wisely and don't make them too large. Some will find there's enough to make a second pair. A good alternative to spending a lot more money - and they work.

Radians Custom Molded Earplugs (Red)

Easy, do-it-yourself kit, molds in 10 minutes. Dozens of everyday uses including shooting sports, sporting events, construction, lawn care, assembly lines, farming, auto ...

$14.49  $5.01

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Howard Leight LL-30 Laser Lite Corded Foam Earplugs Box, 100 Pair

The Howard Leight LL's are a the best value for money ear plugs - the price gets you a box of 100 foam earplugs. They work up to NRR 32 and have been attenuation tested according to ANSI S3.19-1974 regulations. These are great for for those with smaller ear canals, and they're easy to insert and remove.

The soil resistant skin reduces the build up of naturally occurring debris and the cord means you won't lose track of where they are - more so when you're in a busy working environment. They can be used again providing you clean them after each use so the value for money just gets better. Good product, good price, they work and they're comfortable.

Howard Leight LL-30 Laser Lite Corded Foam Earplugs Box, 100 Pair

Corded ear plugs offer a bright idea in protection. Vibrant colors make protection visible and fun. Self-adjusting foam expands to fit virtually every wearer. Contoured T ...

$27.01  $16.09

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Peltor 97079 Combat Arms Earplugs

These are the ear plugs favored by the NATO and the military. If they're good enough for the big boys, they're good enough for us. And they are. They have a patented triple flange design to ensure an almost custom fit and they're good for 22 dB. You insert them dark end in for indoor use and the yellow end for outdoor noise levels. Once in, they're pretty comfortable and do reduce noise to a passive level.

These are also reusable earplugs - a wash in soap and water will keep them clean. They also come with a small case for storage when not in use and are manufactured from a non-irritating polymer material. On offer a great discount price so worth snapping up while they're so cheap.

Peltor 97079 Combat Arms Earplugs

Peltor's indoor/outdoor range E-A-R plugs work in any shooting environment. The ultimate shooter's plug--one plug for both ranges. The yellow end offers noise-activated ...

Only $13.99

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Updated: 02/29/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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