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Tom Bergman
Ear Plug Superstore's "Got Ears?" Guru
Interests: Ear Plugs, Earphones, Isolation Earphones, White Noise Machines, White Noise CDs, White Noise, Hearing Protection, Ear Muffs, E-Commerce, Tinnitus, Ear Care
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Q.I'm looking into getting some custom molds for my ears, but there are a lot to choose from, so I just need some suggestions. My ears are small and different so it's very hard to find earphones for me. The only ones that have worked are the flat head type... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q. Hello, I live in a 1958 constructed apartment building. There is no real sound barrier with the apartment above. I can actually hear a "fart." The problem is that she has dogs - and one bark and I'm awake. Has there not been something devised that is an actual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.Hi, I am interested in getting a pair of custom earplugs. I don’t know what is the best ones to get? 3 of the options that I was looking at were the Perfect Fit CNP model, the Westone DefendEar style 40 custom-fit, & the Westone DefendEar industrial max custom high... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.I have been using foam ear plugs for about 10 years and never had a problem until a few months ago. One of my ears started to hurt when I woke up in the morning, it can sometimes be excruciating. I feel like the smart thing to do would be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.Hi, I am looking for hearing protection while riding my motorcycle both for the wind noise and exhaust note. I have upgraded to a quieter helmet and tried a variety of disposable ear plugs. They all either don’t work, are difficult to put in or hurt after a short time.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
Q.Hello, I live in a 1958 constructed apartment building. There is no real sound barrier with the apartment above. I can actually hear a "fart." The problem is that she has dogs and one bark and I'm awake. Has there not been something devised that is an actual ear muff... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.Our neighbour plays his radio loudly in the garden. The bass is incredibly low and we can't escape inside or out. Are there any earplugs that help? It would be nice to deaden it whilst still being able to talk to each other and hear normal sounds. ------- A. When... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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I'd like to share this recent Perfect-Fit Custom Molds for Isolation Earphones Review from a customer: Hi – just wanted to give you guys the highest possible rating. The plugs fit perfectly into my ears and the fit of the plugs to my BeatsX bluetooth earbuds is also perfect. For... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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A customer recently sent in this helpful part-review part-lifehack for the Hearos F4 Series 7421 Ear Plug, and it's well worth a read: Excellent Product! I use them as earphone tips, not as plugs - see below. As another reviewer mentioned, they are partly hollow down the middle of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Your custom ear plugs have arrived. They're perfectly molded to fit your ears, they should fit more comfortably and work more effectively than any other ear protector out there, and they'll literally last for years if you care for them properly. So... how do you care for your custom ear... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.Good morning: I'm a 58 year old woman who has had problems with my hearing since I was a child. I've been totally deaf for three years. But, I have always had tinnitus. I've had multiple MRIs to make sure I do not have a tumor, and multiple surgeries to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q. With custom ear plugs is there training to become a custom ear plug fitter? If so, can you tell me the location and cost? ------- A. Thank you for reaching out to us. First off, our unique OCEPS System provides all the materials and equipment needed to make custom... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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From Our Customers - Pluggerz All-Fit Road Earplug Review: The Pluggerz Road Earplugs are the easiest to put in and most comfortable to wear under a helmet that I've ever found. They are also easy for me to remove, which I can't say for many of the other types I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.Greetings, I am shopping for ear protection for sleeping, music and power tools. I know that it might be best to get a couple of different types to try for the different uses. The issue is that I am allergic to latex and have trouble finding ear plugs that won't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Manufacturing Hearing Loss Infographic - Summary: Hearing loss is the #1 occupational illness in manufacturing. Both noise and ototoxic chemicals present hearing hazards to workers. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is caused by prolonged or repeated exposure to loud noise, or can be caused by a single traumatic dose of noise... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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From Our Customers - NewSound TI-100 In-Ear White Noise Machine Review: I have terrible Hyperacusis that made everyday noises unbearable. I couldn't even stand the sound of my own voice, and normal conversation literally made my ears ache. I had tried a few different products before this one, but they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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There are over 1.64 million workers in the U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry, and all of their hearing is at risk of America's number one workplace disease: hearing loss. Workers in the food and beverage industry are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as compared to other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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When it comes to dangerously loud working conditions, construction ranks high on the list of hazards. In fact, construction ranks second out of all other industries when it comes to how much risk the job presents to workers' hearing. With constant power tools and intense and frequent impact noise, it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q. I need some help in selecting from your electronic earplugs with noise attenuation. I am 61 years old; a pianist, artist, music lover and generally very social. I have Menieres in the left ear and SSCD in the right. I have about a 70% loss in the right and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Review of NewSound TI-100 In-Ear White Noise Ear Buds: Hi! I have been using my ear buds for about a week now, and I LOVE THEM. For several years, I've suspected that I may have what I believe is now classified as "misophonia". Sounds of chewing or gum smacking make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q. I apparently have hyperacusis, and it's getting worse. My mother was sensitive to certain vibration noises, and so was my autistic brother. I've been wracking my brain thinking there must be a way to ALTER the noise if I can't stop it. For noises that have variation the noise... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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A letter from a customer: Review of Moldex's BattlePlugs Ear Plugs: Very comfortable plugs. I am an average size 5'11" man with normal size ears, I suppose. I bought the medium plugs after seeing my son's army issue BattlePlugs. I wasn't sure which size would fit me best so I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.I am looking for a more effective ear plug. I need this in situations like being in a noisy room, our loud family gatherings, a restaurant, in loud groups of people. I have very sensitive hearing, I seem to hear much more than most people, so says my family. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
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Q.I wear hearing aids and want a recommendation for amplified hearing protection with the best sound quality for wild turkey hunting. What do you think? I have worn hearing aids for about 5 years. I own the Walker Razor that goes around your neck. Last Saturday I took it turkey... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Ear Plug Superstore - Official Blog
Hi Taylor, thanks for the comment! Professional custom ear plugs like these are available for a surprisingly big range of applications and uses! There are plugs for sleeping and snoring, which you're already familiar with - but you can also get full-custom plugs for specialized applications such as blocking blast noise while shooting and hunting, regulating pressure while flying, or blocking wind noise while riding a motorcycle. There are also custom plugs made to block out water for swimming or surfing or showering, and several designed for musicians, so they can protect their ears while still hearing music clearly. Practically anywhere there are people who need ear protection almost every day over long periods of time, you'll find a custom-molded earplug designed specifically to help. You can see them all here, if you'd like to check out what kinds of custom-fit plugs are out there and see what else they can do: https://www.earplugstore.com/professional-custom-molded-ear-plugs.html