HEAROS Xtreme Protection | Maximum hearing protection
Trying to find the best earplugs or hearing protectors can be a challenge. But the Hearos Xtreme Protection earplugs are an easy choice. But what makes these earplugs so effective?
What are the HEAROS Xtreme Protection earplugs?
Hearos is a popular earplug brand, similar to Mack’s. They offer a variety of different types of earplugs, with one of the most popular being the Extreme Protection earplugs.
The biggest selling point for these foam earplugs is that they come with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 33 dB. 33 decibels is the highest NRR possible for earplugs. You can’t get any better than that.
This particular pack comes with 56 pairs of soft foam earplugs. Because they are disposable earplugs, you can only wear each pair about 2-3 times before throwing them away. Their soft foam material will begin to lose its shape and effectiveness after being worn a few times. This means your hearing won’t be properly protected from loud noises. However, that’s the small price to pay if you enjoy foam earplugs!
Hearso claims that these earplugs will fit virtually any ear. While this might be true to some extent (foam earplugs are great for a variety of ear sizes) this won’t be true for everyone. If you find that some “regular” sized earplugs are a bit too big to comfortably fit your ears, there are lots of other options.
What are these earplugs good for?
We love these earplugs specifically for sleeping. If you need protection for sleeping, whether from a busy street or snoring partner, these earplugs are incredibly effective. The Hearos Xtreme Protection ear plugs are soft and comfortable, which make them ideal for sleeping. Because of their a solid NRR ear plugs, they block out noise easily and effectively.
In addition to sleeping, these earplugs are great for other situations when you need to protect your hearing, such as construction, fireworks or firearms. Essentially, they’re effective for any situation when noise levels may be too loud. Because the Hearos Xtreme foam fits snugly into the ear canal, they won’t fall out, either.
These hypoallergenic earplugs can be worn for long periods of time without irritation, which make them great for sleeping. Typically, foam ear plugs are great for sleeping. If you want to try other options, check out our Best Earplugs for Sleeping article.
How do you insert Hearos Xtreme Protection?
Like any other foam earplug, you insert these by remember: roll, pull and hold. You’ll need to roll the earplug, pull your ear up for insertion, and hold the earplug in place while it expands. For a in-depth guide on how to properly do this, you can read more on our Complete Guide on How to Use Earplugs.
However, foam earplugs are very simple once you get the hang of it. Other types of earplugs, like putty or wax, can be a bit more tricky.
These particular earplugs are extremely squishy, even though they’re large. So while they might be a bit overwhelming to look at, they can been rolled down into a much more manageable size.
The downside to these earplugs?
There’s very few downsides or negatives to these earplugs, but they still exist.
Firstly, these earplugs block out noise extremely well. We mean it: extremely well. If you were wearing these earplugs at home, you might not hear important sounds like a fire alarm or security system. If you have children, you might not hear them crying or calling out.
Secondly, these earplugs tend to run on the large-side. While they are foam, and will expand to fill the individual’s ear canal, they still may be too large for some ears. These also wouldn’t be ideal for children with small ear canals, either.
Hearos offers a few different options for earplugs, and others might fit your situation better than the Xtreme Protection.
We don’t want to review these too much as we’ll write articles on these earplugs individually, but here’s some details on Hearos Alternatives.
These earplugs are unbelievably soft. In our opinion, these are even softer than Mack’s Ultra Soft earplugs. If you’ve read our review on Mack’s Ultra Soft, you’ll know how much we love those. However, these beat those out in terms of softness, squishiness and comfort.
With a NRR of 32 dB, these are slightly less protective than Hearos Xtreme Protection at 33 dB. However, one dB difference doesn’t make a huge difference. If you need soft, protective earplugs, these Ultimate Softness earplugs won’t disappoint.
Softstar Foam NexGen earplugs come with a NRR of 30 dB. Overall, these are lower than the Ultimate Softness and Xtreme Protection, but these are still quality earplugs. These are barrel-style earplugs, rather than the typical bell-shaped or tapered cylinders. Some people prefer barrel-style earplugs, but not everyone. They’re almost like big, soft marshmallows!
The only problem with white earplugs is they may be hard to find if you drop them, compared to the bright blue Xtreme Protection earplugs. However, white earplugs are also less noticeable, so it really depends on what your individual needs are.
Final verdict on the Xtreme Protection earplugs
At the end of the day, we love these earplugs. Like we mentioned before, they are very similar to the Mack’s Ultra Soft earplugs. They’re soft, comfortable and effective. The best part? Is that they have a maximum NRR while still remaining easily accessible and affordable.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your hearing because earplugs are too expensive. Once your hearing has been damaged, or you begin to experience hearing loss, you will not be able to reverse it. Having a pair of earplugs with the maximum noise reduction rating really takes a load off of your mind. Plus you won’t be able to get over how comfy these earplugs really are.
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