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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST EAR PLUGS IF YOU HAVE ADD/ADHD, November 6, 2010
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This review is from: Howard Leight MAX-1 Foam Ear plugs Uncorded NRR33 (20 Pair) (Misc.)
I have a very bad case of ADD which stems from a childhood accident. I am in law school now and require earplugs when I study to block out as much noise as possible. I have gone through 7 different types of ear plugs over the last 4 months. THIS IS THE BEST EARPLUG I HAVE FOUND and I don't need to search anymore! These earplugs block out more noise then any other ear plug I have ever used! Furthermore, they are one of the cheapest (in price) I have ever bought!

ONE PRECAUTION:
prolonged use (such as sleeping with them) will cause your ear canals to become slightly tender after each prolonged use. However, the tenderness will go away shortly after. I believe this is because they seem to expand and put a 'slightly higher' pressure on your ear canals than other earplugs. I presume this is part of the reason why they work better than other ear plugs. So, just be aware of this if you use them for long periods of time. I use these for studying and use an entire different brand of earplug (one that doesn't put so much pressure on the canal) for sleeping.

I thought I would share this as it was a nice relief to finally find some earplugs that blocked everything out for me! Hope this helps!
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Initial post: Dec 3, 2010 1:14:43 PM PST
W. Costley says:
Good review. Just wondering, what other brands of plugs did you go through that you didn't think were as good?

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 11:34:49 AM PST
LawDoc says:
Thanks for the info! I'm in a similar situation (1L with ADD - like all of us!). What other have you tried? I think I've used these unsuccessfully, but I'll give them another try based on your comments!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2011 11:43:41 AM PST
W. Costley says:
FWIW, I've compared these Howard Leights to Hearos Ultimate Softness and Hearos Xtreme Protection plugs. I've found the Xtreme Protection to be the best noise blockers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2011 12:58:32 PM PST
LawDoc says:
Awesome, I'll try them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2011 4:53:19 PM PST
William & Michael: sorry for delayed response. I have used the 'regular' Hearos, Apothecary, Mac's, and also the AOs; none worked as well as the Howard Leights.

I haven't tried the Hearos Extreme and I am curious to see if these work better for me.... Thank you for the recommendation William; I just ordered some and would like to compare them to the Howard Leights. It will be nice if they do as they are noted for being 'soft', which I am assuming won't leave your ear canals sore like the Howard Leights.

I'll give you two 'my' response/reaction to the Hearos Extreme in a week or so....

-TR

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2011 4:55:04 PM PST
Michael,

One other trick that I do to block out the noise is to wear a noise cancellation headset in conjunction with the ear plugs. I have the Bose QuitComfort 15 set and they work great to block out any 'extra' noise that the earplugs don't block out. Best of Luck,

TR

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2011 3:16:13 PM PST
W. Costley says:
I have a review of the Hearos Xtreme Protection plugs here on Amazon (warning: it's pretty long) if anyone's interested. I don't have noise-canceling headphones anymore, but I sometimes wear earplugs with some standard over-the-ear phones and it works fairly well as long as you turn them up enough!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2011 12:50:39 PM PST
Sure!

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