Posted by Chris Thomas on November 09, 2016. 0 Comments
No doubt about it, good quality ear plugs are awesome for reducing noise!
But if ear plugs aren't the best option for you, perhaps due to infection or discomfort, then what are the best alternatives?
Clearly, ear muffs are an alternative option which you can use instead of ear plugs. They can be worn in nearly any situation, and are widely used by most professionals in dangerously noisy situations.
Of course earmuffs are often worn for recreational use too, for example when you're using power-tools, your lawnmower or shooting.
When ear plugs are used with ear muffs the resultant reduction in noise is almost scary!
One thing to note though is that even when you wear ear plugs, or ear muffs or both together, sound can still travel through to your ears through what's known as bone conduction.