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NTA. He's been there twice as long as you all agreed to.
I would recommend that you all meet together as roommates rather than confront her one-on-one. Be calm about it (practice your talking points in your head or with a mirror if you need to to help you stay calm).
And if you need some quiet, I can recommend these earplugs wholeheartedly--this kind is really soft and blocks a lot of noise, great for sleeping. Don't buy 200 hundred pairs, though!
Good luck. These kinds of situations can be really stressful!
I use those moldable foam ones like they use on construction sites. I steal them from work. :) They're kinda like these on amazon: [link]
I'm a cheap bastard when it comes to ear plugs. I don't believe expensive is better, we just talking about blocking white noise, not changing the fundamentals of physics.
I just buy bags (200 pair) of foam ones from Amazon. Super soft, comfortable, always conform to my ear no matter how I shove them in. Toss them after they get dirty enough to bother me. Attenuates 32 dB. 9 cents a pair, don't worry about losing them, keep a handful of packs in a jacket pocket.
Basically the first on his table, without the annoying connecting chord. Have used these for decades without fail.
Just get a pack of some howard leight foam ear plugs off amazon. They're great for at least 3 days of riding and they are soft enough to not irritate the inside of my ears.
Yes! I used this brand also. My mom anxiety was making me wake up for every little baby noise instead of just the important ones. I'd used the pink and yellow ones though because it felt like they fit better. Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, Pink/Yellow , 200-Pairs (LL-1) - 3301105 [link]
Those squeeze down well and are easy to insert well into the ear. Most of the time now though I use a pair of Caldwell shadow bluetooth in-ear plugs. I don't double up unless I am inside with people shooting centerfire guns or I am outside with people shooting rifles.
After extensive research, I've settled with these and have been sleeping every night with them for about a year. They helped me sleep when my roommates made noise in my room and the living room.
Howard Leit Earplugs
I've used them for years and they are more then enough. Get the biggest box you can, it'll last a long time. Don't work about reusability. And don't waste time with the corded version.
NRR of 22 is technically good enough, but I don't find that style of plug does enough for me. The plugs you linked are also highly dependant on getting the correct size for your ear canal. There are cheap foam plugs available that are much more effective (NRR 30+). Here is one example: [link]
The only time I use earplugs like the ones you linked are when I go to concerts, but I use the etymotics ones designed for that.
Looking to buy some good-quality earplugs for my rides.
Most important things ones are: ear protection, lets me hear music, lets me hear important things (sirens/horns/weird engine sounds), and comfortable fit.
Based on F9's channel, i'm thinking about getting these from Amazon. Not too expensive and seem to cover most bases.
Those good? Any other suggestions?
Recomendaram me estes.
Ainda nao experimentei, mas têm boas reviews e não parecem ser caros.
Well, I’m not a dog expert, but I am a human expert. Buy some earplugs. These are the ones I use Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, 200-Pairs (LL-1) [link]
They come with 200 pairs for $20. The thing is putting them in is tricky. You have to roll them REALLY tight, pull your ear up with the opposite hand, and open your mouth, then push the earplug in quickly and make sure it goes all the way in. You should feel it in the inside. Then hold it for a few seconds and slowly let off pressure. If there’s more than a few millimeters hanging out you did it wrong. Once you get it it’s so quiet it’s incredible. Obviously don’t ignore the dog but as a temporary solution for yourself there’s earplugs. Don’t sacrifice your health just for the dogs.
Ear plugs, never travel without them
Individually wrapped so you can just throw them in your suitcase....
Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, 200-Pairs (LL-1) [link]
These are lifesavers
Check out Howard Leigh ear plugs. Super comfortable and squishy, blocks out most sounds (including snoring partners). Couldn’t sleep at home or travel without them. I usually get a week or so out of each pair.
I usually replace my earplugs either once per week or after 3-4 rides. You'll notice when they lose their elasticity and don't stay seated as well. I picked up a big box of 200 and they work great and are comfortable
Yea foam earplugs are like that, but only half an hour seems fairly short. Which earplugs are you using? If they're too large then it might be too much pressure.
Try going with a smaller pair or custom mold earplugs and see if that helps. I just use these: [link]
They get a little funky with ear wax if you're that genome type, if you're a dry ear wax guy maybe?
I bought one of these so I always have a fresh pair.
I've found the Howard Leight earplugs to be comfortable, and they are pretty difficult to have fall out. I commonly trust them to stay in while I'm in 150db+ environments (with ear muffs too of course)
Honestly man I'd just buy earplugs, I get these and don't even notice them anymore even sleeping on my side. My housemates are also nocturnal.
I sleep with ear plugs and it works wonders. Got used to doing it when I lived on an apartment facing a fairly busy arterial. At night it would be quiet so it wasn't obvious when I went to bed, but it started to get noisy around 6am and my last 1-2 hours of sleep were never very restful. Not loud enough to really wake me up, because I'm a heavy sleeper, but enough that I wasn't in deep sleep.
You can buy them at any pharmacy, but they're usually crappy and overpriced. Amazon has much better ones in bulk for pretty cheap.
The way to put them in your ears is also a little tricky, and without that you won't get a very good seal. You have to roll the earplug, not just squish it, then hold your ear lobe in a certain way to open the ear canal. There's probably tutorial videos on youtube.
source: I worked in an industrial setting where earplugs were required, and wore them for motorcycling, where the sound protection actually matters.
They're not hifi at all, but I've been using these for years, and they're great. I went through several different pairs of various high end earplugs, and they were all either uncomfortable, didn't work well, or got gross way too quickly. After a few weeks, you'll get used to the cheap ones. Also, if you lose them or they get nasty, no biggie.
I actually use construction grade earplugs for this purpose. If the noise is horrifically bad, I'll couple them with headphones playing white noise very loudly. These are the ones I use specifically and they are the highest decibel rating I have been able to find. I've tried other brands before, but none have even come close to the same level of noise cancellation, even though these typically don't get everything they do a pretty good job.
I like Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite because they have a good db reduction but they're also a softer foam than some of the other foam plugs you'll find, so more comfortable if you're going to wear them through the night.
Protip: levocetrizine stops the reaction you get from a mosquito bite from occurring.
It's safe, cheap and works wonders.
Just add these earplugs against the sound they make and you'll sleep like a baby:
Me, this is how I do it.
My wife agrees: it's perfect.
Mate; it is what it is. I think ultimately, there's only one treatment that reliably works.
All I can do is to apologise on behalf of my people. You really have no idea the sickening guilt that we feel for our partners/room mates/neighbours.
I have great satisfaction with Howard Leight, easily available on Amazon.
Honestly, I've tested almost a dozen different types of ear plugs and these ones were the most comfortable and most effective.
The Howard Leight LL1s, I use them shooting (under muffs in indoor ranges) and riding. 32db nrr, comfy all day, cheap as FUCK. The non-disposables on Amazon aren't worth it- the next best thing after foamies are the ones your audiologist makes you. I have an appointment in fucking JUNE for those, so in the meantime I'm rocking foam and you should try 'em out before you go deaf.
Here's some cheap and bountiful plugs I love.
Individually packed, "Noise Reduction Rating: 32", and it works out to $0.11 per set...
Have a suggested donation of a quarter and even if only 50% of the people chip it in, you've still made enough to replace the stock.
I use them at the range, if they can seriously muffle gunshots a foot or so from my head, chances are pretty good they'd work against speakers too.
This. I bought a box of these ages ago and I still have like 50-60 pairs. Can't beat them for comfort and noise cancellation... They're not perfect, but they get me through life sanely.
I use these [link]
They do get uncomfortable after a few hours but that's just how it's gonna be with ear plugs. Short term discomfort in trade for long term ear health is kind of how it goes.
I can recommend these if you want full protection. The other ones stated here have a noise reduction rating of 18-22, which is useful to musicians since they rely on sound fidelity to work. The ones I linked are used by construction workers, and have an NRR of 32, to block out the most sound possible.
I kinda see their point. If you're a shitty sleeper, that 1/2 hour is a big deal. They could have sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy -- a whole host of things. And if it's not managed, losing even 30 minutes of sleep wrecks your whole day.
You're obviously a morning person, who (likely) does not have sleep issues, so I get it -- it's hard to see their side, especially when it's "only" 30 minutes.
Were I in your shoes? I'd recommend they purchase these: [link] (they're the best I've found) and use a brown noise machine/app. That'll block the vast majority of noise coming from your apt, and help them sleep a bit more.
Howard Leight Laser Lite's. They are cheap, comfortable and stay in all night. I too and a side sleeper and I have never had a problem. I forget they are in after a while.
My favorite pair of ear plugs are Howard Leight - Laser Lite . I find they filter out just enough that I can still hear traffic just fine.
Yeah I was thinking about picking up a box of these for when I'm on my bike, but I feel really wasteful tossing so many of them.
Yep. They're disposable ear plugs.
Similar ones, not sure if they're the same though.
EDIT: Just noticed the brand on the machine is the same as the ones I linked.
Sorry to hear that lately you're having trouble with all sounds all the time. It can get like that for me on certain days, and I'll just have to have ear plugs in the whole day, otherwise sounds will cause my body to be all tense and filled with anxiety. I work in a cafe/deli, and it can get really noisy, but I can't wear earplugs there because I have to interact with the customers. As others have pointed out, it seems common for us with TS to also have auditory processing issues.
So, I definitely spend a lot of time using earplugs while I'm at home. I have a favorite kind that I've been using for the past 20 years because they are soft (i.e., not hard or stiff), so they are comfortable to wear for hours. Also, since I'm a ultra light sleeper, I sleep with them every night.
Amazon sells them in a box of 200 pairs...
I use these as well, really like them so far (only ones I've tried). Got them on Amazon $20 for 200 pair.
Howard Leight LL1 Laser Lite Earplugs no Cords (200 ct) [link]
The Uline link above is Canadian as well. I was wondering why they were charging 40 bucks a box when you can get em for $22 US on amazon.
If I’m commuting, I generally don’t wear earplugs because it’s a short ride on the streets but I think if you’re going on a long ride or your commute requires highway riding, I would definitely invest in some QUALITY earplugs.
The cheap ones some people are recommending are just that, cheap. They may be good for single-use, but I’ve noticed that they don’t last very long and lose the ability to properly seal your ear canal after repeated usage.
Personally, I recommend the Howard Leight Laser Lites.
Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, Pink/Yellow , 200-Pairs (LL-1) - 3301105 [link]
If you have a headset and need wired earplugs that you can connect to a communicator, I’d recommend you look at Shure.
Shure SE215-K Professional Sound Isolating Earphones with Single Dynamic MicroDriver, Secure In-Ear Fit - Black [link]
I feel you. My Sonys get too hot on my head. I now mostly rock these earplugs and adjust them on the fly.
These are my favorite foam plugs.
These are my favorite ear muffs.
Both are very comfortable (to me), and I can double up for hours without any discomfort.
This issue is a very good argument for deregulating suppressors. They were especially well for reducing the noise other people hear while you shoot. Ranges would be a lot more pleasant if we all had cans.
A lot of people find these really comfortable:
Try sleeping with ear plugs in.
I really like these:
It helps shut your brain down.
Are these them? Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, Pink/Yellow , 200-Pairs (LL-1) - 3301105 [link]
Honestly better off spending 20 bucks on a box of hundreds of pairs than 20 bucks for those.
These good? ear plugs
Will genuinely change your life forever.
How do these compare to these?? These offer a lot and are cheaper and reusable. What is the better option
I buy these by the box. They are like sleeping pills. I also keep a black t-shirt under my pillow to lay over my eyes when it is not dark. Recently , I have been running both these 10 hour rain videos at the same time for background. [link]
> I was told to get a hard hat, high-vis vest, steel-toed boots, carpenter's pouch, hammer, "nail pick" (which I'm assuming is a nail puller), and a tape measure.
A couple things...
Take a look the first couple days and see if anyone marks their tools. If they do, note the color(s). Now go pick out a can of spray paint at your local big box or hardware store. Choose carefully, because that's going to be your color forever. You're going to give all of your tools an obvious spot of paint. Every time you buy a tool, you'll give it a spot of paint. Paint worn off after two years? Give it another spot of paint. You will be able to quickly and easily identify all your tools, and so will everyone else.
Tape measure: Believe it or not, not all tapes measure the same. Some cheap knock-offs are just shitty. Some tapes have manufacturing defects. Some have worn or bent hooks or worn rivet holes. If they're taking measurements and asking you to cut something to the lengths they're calling out, it doesn't hurt to confirm that your tapes are in agreement if they're getting down to 1/8" precision.
For the "nail pick" you want to start with a short cat's paw. Unlike a flat bar or a large crow bar, the end of the cat's paw is curved and designed to be driven under the head of the embedded nail. You want one ~8 inches long so it can live in your tool belt. That will get the head of the nail up out of the wood where you can go after it with your hammer or a larger crow bar if necessary.
You didn't mention safety glasses or hearing protection. Eye protection is mandatory, every day, all the time, no exceptions. Get a cheap set of ear muffs you can quickly put on and off when running power tools or anything else that's loud. Hearing damage is cumulative, and there's no reason not to take it seriously. If your hard hat interferes with ear muffs, buy a shitload of ear plugs. You can get 200 pairs of decent ear plugs for $25. [link]
I use these. They are cheap, I don't care if they get lost, and I can hear my sena better with them in.
I'm not kidding. I keep a box of these and they are a Godsend.
I keep a handful in my jacket pocket and give them out to friends.
At some point I discovered earplugs, and now I wear them everywhere. I recommend these, they're super cheap and comfortable:
Actually, Found that pack of 200 on amazon.
Yup here's 200 for 21~ bucks
Yes! Howard Leight Laser Lite - been running these guys for years.
It's safe to ride, but get the jets.
Also might want to get yourself some ear plugs: [link]
This one was $15, back up to $20 which isn't a bad deal.
☑ EAR PLUGS
☑ FIGJAM COOLER
They fit. They're cheap. Under 3M Peltors if I'm indoors or next to other shooters. Otherwise just on their own.
You need some of these
EAR PLUGS, not headphones. Here's 20 pairs for £2 - check the reviews - loads of folks previously sleep-deprived giving these love.
I have a box of these Laser Lite earplugs and always have at least 1 pair in my wallet, just in case.
I love my flat, it's on one of the main roads into Central London from the East. I also love these ear plugs when I sleep.
Came here to say this
For plugs I use the soft foam type cause they block more sound and Easier to pair with muffs. [link]
For muffs I use these [link]
It will be very difficult to hear someone, since your new I would recommend electronic protection
Try this while sleeping.