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Hmm, I wonder if you had good sealing IEMs like Etymotic and then earmuffs on top of that. You'd look ridiculous but oh my god the isolation.
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Two things you could try:
1) I don't know what kind of earplugs you tried, but hearing aid technicians can build custom earplugs that will fit the ear really well and are also available with different levels of noise cancellation.
2) If you sleep on your back you could try over the head ear protectors such as these:
They still don't make the type of headphones I would like. Yes I have IEMs but what I want is a Sennheiser mid range quality speaker built into 3M style hearing protection muffs with good clamp force and a noise reduction rating of 30 decibels, and yes I own HD-280 pros and they reduce some noise but nowhere near a pair of actual hearing protection muffs like these
It will probably never be made but honestly the clamp force doesn't bother me one bit.
Try using ear muffs instead of ear plugs maybe? They go over your ear instead of in it, so shouldn't cause you an ear infection. I use this pair at my work in a cabinet ship around loud heavy machinery.
treat yourself bruh
a pair of these badboys with some earbuds playing white noise or instrumentals will take you to deep work nirvana
There's a 3M variety that's non-electronic but says it has 30 NRR (better than this electronic's 22 NRR). The 3M version is also significantly cheaper. Have you used non-electronic models before? What did you think?
You can try some ear plugs or some ear muffs like these:
I use them off and on when ever I feel like the noise is bothering me too much such as a TV on in another room.
As already mentioned, you want to do the opposite of your setup. Use earbuds covered by over-the-ear muffs. Something like this works fine for ear muffs, and assuming you already have earbuds, a lot cheaper than spending money on isolation headphones from someone like Vic Firth.
Buy some good 3M ear muffs, something like this: [link]
They're cheaper than noise cancelling headphones and you really shouldn't be listening to music or any other distraction while you're working with hot metal. It's just a bad idea. Focus on your work or risk injury.
I have lived with loud obnoxious assholes all my life, and allow me to let you in on a little tip: [link] There was one night the drunks were so bad, I used those. But I also had earbuds connected to my ipod. I put the earbud on the inside of the earmuff so that I could still hear the alarm when it went off, but it simultaneously blocked out the bullshit. I got some sleep, though it wasn't especially comfortable.
These are the ones I use:
Easy to wear with our without earplugs. I have a pair for home and a pair for work.
Construction earmuffs. I have a two month old and these are a lifesaver.
Crying induces a strong stress response in anyone that hears it. These do wonders to damp that stress response. You can still hear the baby through them. But they block a lot of the higher frequencies that can really induce rage.
Have you looked into earmuffs? If your primary purpose is to drown out noise rather than to play music, then they seem to be much more cost efficient.
One of my regrets is that we didn't sleep train earlier with our first. We waited until about 10 months, and once we did it was like night and day. He slept great after that.
Now at 22 months we are seeing a bit of a regression. Naps are more tearful and shorter. Sometimes bed time involves more crying then we are used to. I did a modified form of Ferber today at nap time, and bedtime was back to normal.
Yes, it can be hard. I had to buy my wife commercial ear protection or she would have had to leave the house that first week. But I really do believe everyone is happier and better off for it. The little guy is so happy and playful when he wakes up now at 8, not drowsy and miserable at 3am.
$22 on Amazon right now or get something similar from a gun shop. Put in some earbuds (I like Skullcandy, but doesn't matter) underneath. It works even w/o music playing, although sometimes I like the Enterprise warp core as background sound.
2 of my coworkers prefer to scream all their conversations and w/ this setup I hear nothing. It's a little uncomfortable to wear for more than an hour, so usually I just use the Earmuff things when it gets especially loud or I need a noise break.
I'm thinking that I'll get these ones [link] which are supposed to dampen/reduce sound quite significantly. (Noise Reduction Rating of 30dB)
I have to save up the amazon money to do it though.
These are 21 bucks and offer a NRR of 30. Ignore the gimmicky stuff. IF you still need to double up, get the cheap bulk foam ones.
It's more enjoyable and easier to meditate in a quiet environment, and that's why most retreat centers are in secluded areas. I live in an urban area with a high population density. When they were building a giant condo a few feet from my apartment, I started utilizing these industrial ear muffs to continue to be able to meditate, and it made practice a lot easier. I personally use this pair. But other pairs I'm sure work just as well. Good luck!
A home and garden store, or farm supply store isn't a bad place to start. Construction workers often need noise reducing earmuffs, and they're fairly comfortable, if not very fashionable. I've used something like this before for similar reasons, and it was much more comfortable than earplugs.
Earplugs + earmuffs - I recommend these: https://www.amazon.ca/3M-Peltor-Optime-Earmuffs-H10A/dp/B00009LI4K or these: https://www.amazon.ca/3M-Peltor-Over-Earmuffs-X5A/dp/B00CPCHBCQ (better sound blocking but bigger). You won't be able to sleep on the side though. These won't block impact noise, however, but work pretty well for most other noise. Have you thought about renting out your condo to someone who looks for a short-term rental for the next 3 months and won't be home during the day and renting a more quiet place yourself for the same period?
Have you tried these? I lived at home all throughout my Bachelor's and these (actually a similar model which I couldn't find) were a lifesaver.
Any random IEMs + these will work great too and doesn't cost much.
Hi, I recently went to a concert, and despite wearing 33 db foam earplugs still had a bit of ringing in my ears the next day. I'm looking to go to more concerts soon and don't want that to happen again so I am looking for earmuffs to wear on top of the earplugs. I have a couple questions:
1. Would wearing earmuffs on top of earplugs help reduce db levels at a significant level?
2. Does anyone have recommendations for earmuffs that provide high db protection but are also reasonably comfortable for extended periods of time? I've been looking at these: [link] or [link]
You have a couple practical options. The most immediate is something like this:
These work INCREDIBLY well.
The 2nd option, if you plan on living there a long time, is to install throughout the apartment or in 1 or 2 key rooms, soundproof drywall on the ceiling called 'Quietrock'. THIS WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL! Especially if you install 2 layers, you wont hear a thing, or almost nothing. I installed this on 1 wall I share with someone and it cut all sounds transfer through the wall. And my friend put this on her ceiling with the same results.
You can loop in the building owner to see if they will help cover the cost, just a few hundred dollars, or hire a drywall installer and just do it yourself. Take the power into your own hands with this solution, your peace will return.
Buy yourself a set of these
I’m wearing mine right now even
Sorry to hear you're going through this man. We're very similar in age and I'm only 2 years older than you.
First off, stop taking antibiotics. Tylenol, Advil/ibuprofen, etc. are ototoxic meaning they kill hair cells and will likely worsen your condition. Curious if you have tinnitus as well or just hyperacusis?
It's good that you can tolerate most sounds with only slight discomfort, however be very careful about this because you're walking a very thin tight rope. This slight discomfort can and will turn into stabbing and burning pain if you are not very careful. Also it seems unlikely that it would be an ear infection based on your symptoms.
Ear protection is essential for someone with hyperacusis. I would recommend getting a pack of 33 dB foam earplugs and a pair of Peltor Optime earmuffs. I got this one, although there are stronger versions out there. I am too embarrassed to wear this pair in public because it's extremely bulky and industrial looking, so I wear this slightly weaker pair because they look like headphones.
You will find that this condition is one of the biggest adversities of your life, however you will be a changed person with a new perspective on life if you can make it through the other end. Educate yourself enough to know what to do, and then stop using this subreddit and other forums related to hyperacusis and tinnitus. It will only worsen your anxiety over the condition as these places tend to be negative cesspools that are not actually reflective of most cases. Remove stress and fear from your life while still exercising caution around noises that cause discomfort. Perhaps pick up meditation.
As for the actual ENT/audiology appointment, these are usually a shitshow for H sufferers. First off they will tell you not to use earplugs or earmuffs in daily life. This is 100% FALSE and will worsen your condition and chances of healing. That is faulty information taken from studies conducted on healthy ears and misapplied to hyperacusis. There is a temporary 5 dB threshold shift but it is nothing in comparison to the damage you will do by not protecting. Refuse an MRI if they want to get it done for acoustic neuroma, refuse an LDL test, refuse an acoustic reflex test. You should be fine with the audiogram. Also, you will probably get a 250-8000 Hz audiogram that turns out fine and the audiologist will tell you that your ears are not damaged. This is false because audiograms are an outdated and inaccurate way of measuring hearing loss and hearing damage. In an AuDs mind, if you understand daily speech fine then there is nothing wrong with your ears.
It is essential that you never use headphones again. I mean in your life. You can spend all the time and energy trying to beat this motherfucker of a condition only to be back to square one for 20 minutes of guitar music. Stick to speakers in the long-run, and for now stop listening to music, youtube, Netflix, etc. It fucking sucks, but it will give your ears a much better chance of healing.
Also, promising drugs and medication are on the horizon for this condition within the next few years. Head up dude and feel free to PM me if you need any support.
Listen, you need to order these, RIGHT NOW, trust me, you will LOVE THEM, they block out the sound 50-100X more than earplugs.
OK just realized those aren't on PRIME delivery anymore, so check these
These work pretty well:
I often wear ear protection when putting the dishes away.
These are comfy and work fine: [link]?
While you are finding out your options, get a pair of these, they work AMAZINGLY well, Sound Cancelling EarMuffs
Get a pair of these sound cancelling ear muffs, you will be grateful to have them on hand when you need them:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009LI4K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My hyperacusis came on somewhat later than tinnitus. Stacking plates is also too loud for me. I use over ear protection to load and unload the dishwasher.
Works much better at blocking out noise and is much cheaper, if you aren't going to listen to anything.
Get a pair of earbuds to wear underneath or do what I did if you want sound as well.
Yeah at northern arena they ~~forced~~ should have forced the players to use noise cancelling "3m earmuffs" (like these) which don't put out any audio. The only way to get audio would be to use earbuds. I know stewie2k uses generic Apple earbuds, however some pro's decide to go with higher end earbuds. Either way you don't really want to be using earbuds at home.
But if you are just asking about what headset to get for CS, the most common headset among pro's are the Senhizer's, if you are looking for something cheaper though Astro's, Hyper X Cloud II's , and Logitech G430's are also very popular.
I'm also going to take this opprotunity to point out that you shouldn't be using the default CS:GO sound settings, but you can read more about that here
I use these...
earplugs aren't going to cut it alone. What might is earplugs + [link]
I don't use a single item that combines all three, but I use the following inexpensive (relatively) setup:
Hearing protection : 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff [link]
Dust mask: 3M 6391 P100 Reusable Respirator Gas Mask - Large [link]
And whatever glasses/goggles I need (in some circumstances I'll use a full face protector from harbor freight [link])
Before the face mask respirator I'd use those cloth face masks, and they'd fog the shit outta whatever eyewear I'd be using, but I haven't had an issue with that 3m 6000 Respirator.
You might already be doing this OP, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post about my setup.
I use these which work extremely well masking the noise from my mini shop-vac.
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That looks super comfortable! wait...no it doesn't.
When you get tired of how that thing feels, I'd suggest fitting your headphones inside something like this
I got These and have loved them so far.
I'm Autistic and have noise issues too. My friends and I all have various versions of these: [link]
They are very comfy and much better than sticking things inside your ear.
Also white noise machine in the room at night or whenever:
Can't get a top of the line suppressor for under $20 though.
I already have some ear issues as it is, my 8 month old daughter will shriek till you go deaf when she's HAPPY! So, obviously I won't be taking my eye off her, I purchased one of these suckers: [link]
hopefully it helps with the stress levels when it arrives and something like this has got to be better than showing agitation.
Make any spot quiet.
Actually they're 3M Earmuffs to block out environment sounds + earplugs
I use to use these..
but recently got the HL impact sport on sale :)
BAD DEAL ALERT. Cheaper on Amazon...