Until then, I’ve settled on cheap, high-quality disposable earplugs by Howard Leight. I use their “MAX” model, with an NRR rating of 33, the highest I’ve been able to find; the higher the NRR rating, the more sound they block. I’ve tried every kind of earplug, from balls of silicon to wax and cotton and these work best for me. I buy my earplugs from here. It’s amazing to me to learn that there is an “Earplug Superstore” in this world, but there you go.
I developed an affection for earplugs while living in Dublin. For a year we lived in a great apartment on the North quays. The only problem was that there are (until that frickin’ tunnel gets finished) many, many trucks who use the North quays. So I embraced the ear plugs to sleep through the early-morning truck noise.
A while back, I sent Kevin a review of the iTrip. I recently got this nice note from him:
You wrote at least one cool tool review for me in the past few years. I’ve just taken all those reviews and I put the best of them into a
nifty book which I self published. It’s in color, perfect bound, and
I only printed 200 copies of it. I’d love to mail you one copy before
I run out of them.
Way to pay it forward, Kevin.