Looking for an alternative to foam ear plugs……this might be what you’re after
I’ve been using ‘squashy’ foam earplugs for ages, and I thought they did the job. They were cheap, so if you lost a pair it was no big deal. However they never fitted me quite right (I have narrow ear canals) they would itch after an hour or so, and blocked out so much noise I lost a bit of sensory feedback, which is never good on a bike.
Looking for an alternative online, I came across these HD earplugs from Ear Peace. They are designed for the music industry, so I thought why not give them a go.
This kit gives you three (nice to have a spare) medical grade silicone ear plugs with a handy little grab tab. You also get two sets of filters (-14db and -20db) and this all come is a double chambered aluminium carry tube fitted with a keyring clasp.
Watch the review below to see my views on the HD’s and you can find some technical detail at the bottom of the post.
Performance & Test Results
The Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is the Federally required measurement of noise reduction provided. All EarPeace products are tested at the foremost audio testing facility in the country. The NRR is an average, single digit representation of performance for all users. It does not represent attenuation at different frequencies, meaning that most users will experience more protection than the stated NRR. See SNR data below for protection (attenuation) by frequency.
The NRR testing method is comprehensive and employs live subjects to test earplug performance. EarPeace was tested at Michael Associates – the same lab out of Penn State that worked with the Federal government to establish the NRR testing protocol. We designed EarPeace to be the best earplugs for concerts, nightclubs, and other environments where you want to hear clearly. We also designed them to be highly effective at protecting your hearing. There are several key features that enable EarPeace to deliver such high quality sound and still protect your hearing.
- The attenuation filter (the plastic mechanism inside of the silicone earplug) is engineered to allow a precise amount of unobstructed sound into the ear. This delivers clear sound, just at a lower volume.
- EarPeace is made out of safe, strong, hypoallergenic silicone. It’s also very soft. This combination of soft and strong enables the silicone to fit snugly in nearly anyone’s ear and form a tight seal.
- The patented ‘tab feature’ enables you to safely grasp the earplug and insert it deep into the ear canal, AND, remove it easily and safely.