Earplug & Earmuff Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) Explained

Noise Reduction Rating - NRR

Hearing protection devices (HPDs) like earplugs and earmuffs are the best defense to help reduce loud noise levels. If you have bought earplugs or earmuffs, you have probably come across the letters ‘NRR’. What is NRR? How does it affect earplugs and earmuffs? Is a higher NRR rating better? I have answered these questions in … Read more

Foam vs. Wax vs. Silicone Earplugs for Sleeping


Earplugs have different uses from lowering sound, protecting your ears when swimming, or blocking out your partner’s snoring or other noise when sleeping. When selecting which earplug is best for you, first you need to determine which earplug material will suit your needs. There are three materials you can choose from, and these are foam, … Read more