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I have tiny ear canals too but I have a fiance who snores like an elephant, so I learned to suck it up and find ear plugs, and now I sleep through the night just fine. Look for the foam ones (highly recommending these 3M ones) - you press them between your fingers like you are trying to roll them into thin long pieces, then put them in your ear, and then they expand and block out all the sound. It takes a bit of getting used to and some practice to get them to stay in, but after a few days I managed just fine. Unfortunately living with roommates means you share your space - it is the compromise you have to make for the cheaper rent, otherwise I am sure most people would choose to live by themselves.
On the other side of things, you can get these earplugs from Amazon for less than $20. It's 200 pairs, so you don't have to worry about reusing them or losing them, and they do a pretty decent job in their own right. I use these at work often enough, and can hear whatever important stuff I need to.
The answer is both simple and disappointing.
Most units that actually deal with real explosives and frequent small arms will issue or otherwise provide hearing protection.
Other units that deal with such things less frequently will not issue or provide, and thus leave it to the individuals.
What this means to you is this:
YOUR hearing is ultimately YOUR responsibility to protect.
See this fecking thing right here:
Buy one of those.
Every time you go to the field, put two packs in your blouse pocket and a dozen more somewhere in your kit.
If the training day requires you to blow shit up, put earplugs in and leave them in as much of the day as you can.
I served in an Artillery unit (not on the gun line) and I still lost about 10% of my hearing.
Mostly because I didn't follow the same guidance I am offering you now.
Please learn from my mistake.
I just got a box of plugs like these:
3M 1100 Foam Ear Plugs, 200-Pair
I use plugs like these all the time at work and if they are good enough to block out the sound of a jet engine, their good enough to block the wind noise.
even a silent bike at 60mph, the wind noise on your helmet will damage your hearing
I can't ever imagine not using ear plugs having used them since i started riding. Anyone who does not will lose hearing as they get older. Ask any motorcycle rider over the age of 50.
bought a box of these like 3 years ago. Still going through them. Useful in other scenarios as well, such as loud rock shows.
I use 3m disposable. If they're good enough for shooting they're good enough for motorcycles.
Just make sure that you roll them up and get them deep into the ear canal or they won't work well.
There is no such thing as BIFL earplugs. And even if there were, you wouldn't like them. You don't want to be using the same set of earplugs you bought 10 years ago.
Get these. I bought a box of these 4 years ago, and I have about 1/4 of the box left. I generally use a new pair on average every 1-3 days though. Some people use them for a week, but I wouldn't advise that - they are so cheap just use them whenever you feel like.
I was in a similar situation myself. Only it was a second floor apartment that was above the sound wall that was less than 50 yards from an active freight train line. Which would result in trains coming and going at all hours, sometimes blaring their horns. At 2-6 am. Regardless.
Personally, I would recommend foam ear plugs. They will not mute 100% of the sound, but at the very least 90% of it. It might be a little uncomfortable at first, but eventually you'll get used to it. And within a few weeks or months, you'll find you won't even need them.
I hope this helps.
Assuming you're talking electronic noise cancelling, I've not found anything remotely comfortable enough to sleep with.
It is however hard to go past the good old 3M 1100 disposable orange foam earplugs, about $58 for 200 pairs locally, or a bit less if you're willing to wait for them to arrive from Amazon.
Extremely effective, suitable for people with ears of all sizes, and more than comfortable enough for sleeping - I had to resort to them myself with all the noise from the wind over the last week.
If you get a 1U and don't have a server room or somewhere to put it I'd recommend these.
Watch this terrible 1990s tutorial video
Once you're done, head to Amazon and drop $20 on 200 pairs of 3M 1100 earplugs. I don't work for 3M, but they're the one company I'd take a sponsorship from in a heartbeat. Those things work, I've tried the other products you linked - musician earplugs, etymotics, even custom monitors - cheap foam has won every time.
You can find them at Home Depot, Walmart, etc - but they're cheapest online in bulk.
Foam earplugs typically offer the best NRR protection when compared to headphone types.
Howard Leight Impact Sports work great outside and work great in conjunction with foam plugs indoors.
I have a set from a different military contractor, but they are in essence these and they're wonderful and comfortable...but bulky. David Clarke 19A Earmuffs
As always, it never hurts to double up. Guys on aircraft carriers wear stuff like those David Clarks with custom molded earplugs beneath those. With the electronic type muffs, you can hear pretty well with amplification on and plugs in your ears.
I stand by the orange 3M 1100's. NRR is 29dB.
Edit: here you go: [link]
Yes, people are stressful, sometimes you want only rest or read a good book, but they think they are alone in the room. And, sorry to say that, but older people are the worst. I have bought this https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B008MVYL7C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and use this [link] in addition if there is a lot of noise.
These are great, lasted me and my wife 3 riding seasons, and I also used while mowing the yard. Effective, comfortable, cheap.
A simple, inexpensive solution that might work is ear plugs. Try these:
3m earplugs. 200 Pairs, 20 bucks on amazon. I know you can't fathom it now, but thirty years later, you'll be grateful that you can still hear.
io mi trovo bene con questi
ma prima di buttarti sul pacco gigante prova con confezioni più piccole
3M 1100 are my favourites
Every night for the last 6 years, and now I can't sleep without them.
11 cents per pair of earplugs.
So... marginal compared to the leaf blower cost.
This isn't an answer to your question, but is a possible solution. Also, I'm definitely not saying that your it's ok for your neighbors to have a rooster. I'm also not saying that you shouldn't report your neighbor (IE It's totally fine to report your neighbor).
But, for the time being, wear earplugs when you go to bed on friday / saturday nights....
3M 1000, 37dB SNR, comes in 200 pair packs at around 20$:
3M Foam Earplugs
With disposable plugs you always have a clean, high-reduction earplug handy, a couple packs in a riding jacket and you're set.
3M 1100 Foam Ear plugs. Bought these myself, well recommend them!
buy this and cut it for your taste:
and this for creating the hole:
I liked the parents that handed out small bags of candy and those cheap foam earplugs to passengers around them. What does it cost, maybe $100 for the whole trip and you actually do get people to cut you a break?
Probably only need to do like 5 rows forward and backward from you and people who don't care (or already have some) will probably pass them along.
200 of them are $20 on Amazon and they're even pre-packaged into pairs.
240 piece candy is $17
$37 so the entire plane doesn't hate you. Really no excuse. Might cost you a little more to put the candy in bags with the earplugs, double up on each passenger, and include a little printed out note asking for forgiveness in advance.