If we aren’t diligent about protecting our ears, we run the risk of hearing loss or, in the case of swimmers, infection. Up your odds of maintaining healthy ears into your golden ears with these established earplug options.
For concert or festival-goers. Amazon
If you’ve ever been stuck next to the speaker at a concert, you know that terrible ringing in your ears after the show. These earplugs designed just for that. They come with an app that helps measure the surrounding noise. They also deploy attenuation filters, which don’t muffle the sound of the concert, so you can still enjoy every element of the music.
Amazker Soft Earplugs
Great for anyone in need of constant ear protection. Amazon
If you work with loud outdoor equipment or have a snoring sleeping partner, you’ll want to stock up on this pack of 60 malleable earplugs. The soft foam design allows the plugs to heat up with your body temperature and molds to your ear shape, keeping noise out. After 60 seconds, the earplugs expand to fit the shape of your ear. You can wear one pair for up to 15 days and then toss it and replace it with a new one.
Anbow Reusable Silicone Earplugs
Reusable and washable. Amazon
These silicone earplugs are great for noise reduction and inner ear protection, but their big draw is that they’re totally reusable after a simple wash. They’re also waterproof and can be used while swimming. Insertion is easy: give them a spin and push them in.
Hearprotek Swimming Earplugs
Protection in the pool. Amazon
If you’re a swimmer, you know swimmer’s ear well. It is painful enough to keep you out of the water. Luckily the Hearprotek Swimming Earplugs are designed specifically for swimming. With a double seal, they’re guaranteed to keep water out of the ear. They also have an outer ear seal that helps block water so you don’t have to push them far into your ears.