Why Do I Recommend These Silicone Ear Plugs?
- They fit over the entrance to the ear- not in the ear so they are more comfortable
- No risk of damage to the ear canal
- No risk of pushing wax down into the ear
- They don’t fall out during the night
Are Silicone Ear Plugs the Best?
These silicone ear plugs are the best in my experience. They go over the outer ear rather than in the ear. This means they don’t push any ear wax down into the ear. There is less risk of them damaging the ear canal. There is no feeling of anything in your ear so they are more comfortable, especially for sleeping.
Now one of my travel essentials are silicone ear plugs because hotels can be surprisingly noisy places.
Noise can be caused by other guests, many of whom seem incapable of shutting a door quietly or insist on having loud conversations in the corridor. Noise can also be caused by nearby buildings, streets, function rooms and much more besides.
Having a good night’s sleep is generally good whether you are travelling for work or leisure. In a hotel guest complaints survey noise was the 2nd most complained about problem experienced in hotels.
Can You Sleep with Silicone Ear Plugs?
With these silicone ear plugs you can sleep easily. They don’t fall out of the ear as they go over the entrance to the ear rather than in the ear.
Travel Earplugs I Have Tried!
Which is Better Foam or Silicone Ear Plugs?
In my experience, and I have tried lots of ear plugs, silicone is better. Foam ear plugs put pressure on the ear canal which can feel uncomfortable. They also often fall out during the night. Depending on the size of your ear canal they can be difficult to get in position. My recommended silicone ear plugs actually cover the entrance to the ear.
I have tried all sorts of travel earplugs during my time travelling. I used the foam ones that you squish down and they pop out in your ear but these often fell out in the night. This meant my first job in the morning was to get up and search the bed for them, or just buy lots of them because I knew they would disappear.
I have also tried the bluetooth headband which is very comfortable and great for listening to a meditation app but not ideal for all night use.
Finally after much experimentation someone, who is a member of a gun club which requires ear plugs, suggested the ones that you squish into your ear. After a bit of searching I found them at an airport shop and tried them out whilst away on a training course.
They were amazing. Infact they were so good I was worried I wouldn’t wake up at all!
The earplugs for sleeping I have are silicone and rather than going into the ear canal, which I was never keen on because I suffer from vertigo, they squish over the opening of the ear.
They give a much better result and block out much more noise.
The only issue with them is if you have longer hair. Sometimes it gets stuck in the gel and you have to pull it out of the gel in the morning. Other than that they are great and I know take them with me wherever I travel.
They really are an essential bit of travel gear for me.
I am sharing the earplugs for sleeping that I have got, use and travel with – silicone gel ear plugs.
Let me know how you get on with them if you try them out or if you have any other earplugs that you would recommend. Â
How Long Can You Use Silicone Ear Plugs For?
Generally anywhere between 10 and 20 uses. The main issue is that they can get hair caught in them which is tricky to remove. However, if you don’t have this issue you can keep on using them forever!
Silicone Ear Plugs – Specification
- 7 pairs of ear plugs
- 14 ear plugs in total
- Made from silicone