Best Ear plugs

Good morning all, just wanted to gauge opinion of fellow tinnitus sufferers on the best type of ear plugs to use.
I have not been doing much socialising since my Tinnitus hit me last year, but next week I'm off to see ELO at the O2, something I don't want to miss! I'm not too close to stage so noise won't be too bad hopefully.
I have purchased both heavy duty foam plugs as well as some rubber reusable ones similar to those used by musicians (you can change the centre pin depending on how much sound you want blocked).
Both types have thier plus advantages & disadvantages. The foam block more sound, but also referberate sound around my head (foot steps, talking etc) whereas the rubber ones don't have the same effect due to having tiny pin holes in them.
Does anyone have any recommendations for either? Will the foam ones vibration in my head cause more problems than allowing a certain amount of noise in?

Many thanks for any thoughts
  • I would say a pair of ear protectors that have good filters built in so that you still can hear the higher frequencies. There are both standard models and custom made (from ear impressions) available on the market

  • I have some of them already. I love them to use. But everyday new earplug is coming in the market. So I need different one all the time. LOL!

  • Personally i am using 3M Peltor H6A/V Optime Earmuff,It work as an aircraft mechanic in a high-operations tempo environment... meaning I do a lot of running around, a lot of tumbling around, and get a lot of jets fixed to do a lot of flying. I've used numerous other forms of hearing protection which makes it best ear muffs for sleeping: Peltor Shotgunners, Peltor H10 Optime, Bilsom Thunder, from what I can recall.

  • HI
    Ear plugs, I have tried many of the affordable ones and have found that these that I use are ok, I use the lowest insertion and have found that to be ok when out shopping around the super market, with the screaming children and noisy trolleys, this is a Amazon link for the ones that I purchased
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    I looked at your other posts and see that you are into clay pigeon shooting, be mindful that many US vets suffer from T, may be a time to adjust your hobby interests to less possible damaging pass times.
    Regards.
  • Hi, i saw your question about ear plugs,i have actually just ordered some from this site,they are supposed to cut the sound down kill background noise,but not disrupt hearing people talk,hope this helps.