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Living with roommates sucks, especially roommates with very different class/work/sleep schedules. Everyone suggesting 9-10 pm quiet time needs to get out of their morning person bubble. Everyone else suggesting that OP go out every time they want to have a chill conversation with friends is also being unrealistic. For one, that's going to get really expensive. For another, OP has a right to use the living room they pay to rent, which is equally as strong as Roommate's right to sleep, so they must find a way to balance these rights.
I say this as a very, very light sleeper. In a decade and a half of living with roommates, I have never come to a point of not being able to work it out, nor come to a point of putting my foot down and telling a roommate they couldn't use the living room at conversational volumes whenever I was sleeping.
OP - maybe in the politest way possible, you can help your roommate explore some techniques to sleep better. White noise machine or fan, blackout curtains, eye mask, ear plugs. I would again politely encourage your roommate to at least try ear plugs for a week. I recommend the Mack's 32 dB - they are small and squishy enough to comfortably sleep on even for a side sleeper (33 dB are quite a bit bigger) and you can still hear a nearby alarm through them, though they block out background noise. Here is an Amazon link: [link]
I don't know how to solve your neighbor problem, but I would highly recommend investing in some earplugs:
I live near a fairly major city street where a motorcycle shop moved in. These things, and a white noise generator, have been lifesavers. (At least for me, it was the relative quiet to 90Db motorcycle engine with a radio that would wake me up. This combination dulls it.)
I no longer travel without foam earplugs. They have got me to sleep in environments where I could not without them. Screaming weans....no problems. "Naaaaa naaa naaa naaa" hen party groups....blocked. Groups of wee dicks drinking buckfast....ignored.
I have them in every bag I am likely to travel with including my laptop bag and holdall.
I buy these fuckers in bulk...
Seriously this is good advice in the short term.
I snore like a freight train. My partner wears these earplugs every night for about 10 years now and has not had one problem with ear infections or my snoring. I am a very big dude, I can apparently make a lot of noise while snoring and now my partner enjoys uninterrupted sleep.
I also wear these earplugs when travelling. No other earplugs come close to the quiet. One evening a car was set on fire not 20 feet from my hotel window. Fire engines, with sirens etc. Apparently the owner was running around screaming in his underwear. I slept through the entire spectacle thanks to these babies.
Your story sucks. I feel sorry for you and those dugs.
It sounds like he's a great tenant other than the occasional noise at night.
You want an easy solution?
I'm completely serious. My wife snores and likes to watch TV late in bed, but I can put earplugs in and I sleep like a baby.
This really could be a problem with an $8.99 solution.
I am a very light sleeper and my apartment is one of those old ones with wood tiling where I can clearly hear the neighbors talking in the shower or when they wake up upstairs to get a drink at night, I'd happily recommend these earplugs.
I know this is something I can search about online (and I will) but I trust y'alls judgement and was curious what sort of earplugs you wear at shows?
I'm hoping on increasing the volume of shows I go to post-vax and as venues continue to open back up. I used to just use foam ones like this but feel like there are probably better ones to consider, maybe?
Like another person said, get Flux. Also use Nightshift if you have an iphone. There is an app for androids that does the same thing. You can also get blue light filtering glasses.
Another thing to do is meditate for 5 mins or so before you sleep. You can just lie down and concentrate on your breath, try practicing with the mindful app. This is optional but meditation really has improved my quality of life.
Also, make sure that your room is as dark as possible and that you aren't being bothered by sounds. If I am in a noisy area I always wear earplugs that can be found cheaply on amazon. I use these and they are perfect.
You want your room to be a cave. Think cool, dark, and quiet. Distraction is the enemy and if you have insomnia I'm guessing that your mind wanders a lot. Get more exercise during the day and be more active if you aren't tired by sleepytime.
Also, don't drink caffeine less than 6 hours before you sleep.
Hope this helps you man.
Look into buying earplugs. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes where you're bound to find a brand that fits your ears comfortably for 9 hours. That will take care of any issues you have with sleep and concentration at least. Otherwise, use headphones to watch TV.
Would these help? I haven't tried them but they get good reviews
I second the earplugs suggestion if it's waking u you up at night. I always recommend these. If you have an alarm clock or phone alarm nearby you can still hear it, but it's great for noises happening off in the distance like sirens and motorcycles etc.
I used Macs when I was in the navy. It helped me sleep with jets taking off overhead, gunfire, and people talking. They are comfortable and i wore a different pair every couple days. Ive tried them all and these are the best.
Soooo my husband recently bought a couple packs of earplugs on Amazon. I thought he was crazy until we were driving home last night, and LO was scream-crying continuously, refusing all pacifiers/toys/bottle (happens when he gets overstimulated and overtired). We tried the earplugs and the relief was REAL. You can still hear everything through the earplugs, but it's muffled so you don't lose your mind. You can also use them to trade shifts at night between you and your SO, so that at least one of you can get some rest. Highly recommend.
(Note - I am not saying you should use them to ignore your LO's cries entirely. But we all know there are times when there is really no need to hear it at full volume...)
I have auditory hypersensitivity, and used to have loud neighbors (took 3+ years of complaints).
I used Macks earplugs with a pair of over ear headphones on top playing white noise (I hate the sound of white noise, and the earplugs mostly cancelled it out, and it mostly cancelled the other house out).
I've tried different things and found that simple foam earplugs are the best for me. For example, I use these: [link]
These ear plugs are super comfy and attenuate the noise well but not enough to block your alarm - [link]. I comfortably wear them every night (bus route right outside my bedroom window).
As someone who is a very light sleeper and lives in an apartment where I can hear the neighbor brushing in the morning and of course the upstairs elephant making its daily rounds, I highly recommend (assuming you can't cancel the lease) getting earplugs. I recommend these. I use them all the time when I am sleeping and some times even during work hours.
Try non silicone earplugs like the regular foam ones and see if they are better. I have not tried loop but I have some other silicone pairs that are bad in that way. Lately I have been using the foam and its the next best thing to my NC buds.
Link for reference: [link]
These are the ones ive used. Ive looked into various headphones, but im a very restless sleeper and a lot dont have an overnight battery capacity.
Sorry no url, on mobile and too lazy to format.
Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 33dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work [link]
Or even just earplugs that aren't the cheapest, dollar-store garbage that the GSA provides. I use these and the purple Wal-Mart equivelents. They're way more comfortable too.
these work great...if you put them in correctly
make sure your ears are mostly free of wax,etc.
roll the whole length, insert them until flush with ear canal opening (moisten it if necessary), hold fingers over it as it expands.
>You might try giving earplugs another try. I know for me, I had to experiment a bit with different brands to find one I liked, and even then it took some adjusting until I could wear them for long periods without pain.
>Sorry that's the only suggestion I have to offer--I feel your pain.
Perhaps I exaggerated a little in their discomfort levels, but they could certainly be more comfortable. The ones I use are Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs
They never get to be unbearable, but it would be nice to have softer ones. Do you have any suggestions?
I'm a fan of Mack's earplugs. Occasionally I'll try others just to see if there's anything better out there but I always end up going back to Mack's. I haven't had any blackheads/pimples and I wear them every night.
Get some ear plugs, I live in the city and it has been a life saver.
I use these disposable ones. It’s a $10 solution.
Good foamies (like the Mack 33 db ones) plus a good pair of over the ear muffs (22-26 db) should get you comfortably safe. One tip I have is practice getting your foamies in there really well, to the point that you can’t hear much of anything in your house. If you get used to them sitting deep in there you can also sleep if you have a baby at home or whatever comes your way.
Yes good to go earplugs and earmuffs on top if need be. Maybe the earplugs are getting old. If interested, these are the ones I use: [link]
They last a really long time, are very comfortable and block out a good amount of noise.
Not OP, but I buy a cheap box of those foam earplugs that expand in your ears off amazon or at target before a trip and sleep in those. They’re inexpensive so if I lose them it’s no big deal, but they tend to stay in my ears all night and I toss and turn a lot. They are also surprisingly noise cancelling.
Edit: These or something similar [link]
Buy yourself some of these. We found them incredibly effective at blocking out our cunt noisy neighbours above us.
I'm the same with most earplugs. Sometimes hard to get in, hard to get out and causing discomfort quickly.
The ones I've found that are by far the best for me - comfortable for long periods of time - are this brand and type: [link]
Hopefully they could ship to your region or they have an equivalent company there.
I always double up.
First layer is a jar of these guys: [link]
And then whatever cheap electronic earmuffs over top. I fully expect sound leakage through the earmuffs, I just use them to amplify voices enough that I can hear people talk through the earplugs.
what kind are you using?
with these kind:
roll them all the way the whole length, insert completely (moisten if necessary), hold fingers over them until they expand.
I guess you could still pick them out half asleep, but it takes a little effort.
perhaps yours are uncomfortable, so that's why you remove them?
they do make a narrower size,
they never fall out.
roll the whole length as small as possible, insert fully into ear canal (wet fingers if need a little lubrication), hold fingers over ear canal until the foam fully expands
these are great:
this should help get their attention!
Try these earplugs
This, white noise from my fan(I put a timer for 4 hours) and melatonin to knock me out helps.
these are good:
roll them up completely, lick fingers if necessary, insert all the way in, hold fingers over them until they completely expand.
the same company makes a slimmer one if you have a small ear canal
I don't mean to be trite but go down to the drug store and get yourself some earplugs. They are remarkably effective. I use them on construction sites. The block out lots of noise. The higher the dba number the better. Amazon link here [link]
Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work [link]
This is the brand I use they are awesome Very comfortable
Are you sure you are getting quality earplugs? I don't know much about them, but ordered these kind of randomly off Amazon and I wear them 7 hours every night without problem. Guess I haven't worn them during the daytime, but I think they would feel good.
I've previously used super-cheap ones during shooting, and found them crappy and annoying.
Tengo un problema similar y compré éstos en Amazon, me han servido bastante bien y no son caros.
Some cheap foam earplugs will work wonders. It'll cut out the piercing high pitched part of their scream and just lower the volume in general. You don't have to wear them all the time and you don't have to drop $200 on a bulky noise canceling set that keep falling off your head as you're doing your daily tasks and that you'll forget to charge that one day you need them most.
6 bucks for 50.
Soory! When I attempted earplugs, I used these. Make sure to follow the instructions. A lot of people put them half way in, that's not going to block much. I also make sure to be in bed 8-9 hours before I have to wake up. 99.9% of the time I wake up before my alarm. If you're worried, do a test run on an off day and set your alarm.
Solid technique, but I use Mack's and they are great. I also use them for concerts and since they aren't crazy colors, they are barely noticeable. Would recommend to anyone with thin walls.
Hifi seem to limit about 20 dB, but normal earplugs get up to about 32 dB (which, simply speaking, is over 10x the sound reduction, due to logarithmic scale.) Alternatively, instead of one pair of hifi for $14, you can get 50 normal earplugs for $9.
Hifi are better for music. I'm not sure hockey games need hifi plugs. Ultimately, it's a personal choice, but I like to err on the side of saving my hearing.
AMack's Ear Care Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair [link]
I use these and they're perfect. They're good for concerts, but great for sleeping. I'm a very sensitive sleeper and noise bothers me greatly, and these make sleeping in almost any situation possible for me.
Em alguma thread aqui no brasil alguem indicou esses protetores de ouvidos: [link]
Comprei nesse link mesmo, deu uns 100 reais. Sao de otima qualidade e um par dura pra caralho (mas eu nao uso sempre, apenas quando quero dormir mais ou sei que vai ter barulho na manha seguinte).
Earplugs are great too! I just got these and they should last me a looooong time. Plus they're comfortable. (Too much so. I sometimes sleep through my alarm)
This is kind of avoiding the problem by not addressing it but when I had noisy neighbor's, ear plugswere a lifesaver. They drown out everything. I slept with my phone alarm on sound and vibrate and that was enough to wake me up.
Try these. Apparently for sensitive ears, and it's 9 dollars for a box of 50.
There are other ear plugs on cords with containers you can buy. I know Wal-Mart sells some orange ones in the hunting section for four or five bucks, and at the volume concerts play, you can hear them quite well with the ear plugs inside.
Yeah I know those aren't what you had in mind.
But a dozen or two of those in a zip-lock or something takes practically no space in your laptop bag, whereas any of the over-the-ear noise cancelling things are huge.
I use these on flights to minimize cabin noise so I can focus on whatever I'm reading or working on instead.
Congrats though! I have one on my NA. It's, uh... Loud. But it makes me giggle so that's all that counts, lol.
Ear plugs can be worn so that they're basically invisible.
These are flesh colored and you can cut the tips off to make them flush with your ear openings. You may need longer fingernails or a pair of tweezers to take them out but they work very well when cut down and inserted correctly. You can also use just one and turn your head slightly in quieter situations to help cut out some background noise. An alternative is full custom silicone ear plugs. I got mine last year and am really glad I did. I usually have at least one in for most of the day.
I give them away for a suggested donation of $1/pair. You can buy them in bulk for pretty cheap. It's a nice gesture and an easy money-maker to boot. These are what I have available at my shows. They are $8.56 for 100 (50 pairs):
anything is better than nothing, i keep a container of the foamies in my car at all times
Otherwise, check out Westone and get yourself some custom fitted musicians earplugs. You will never regret this purchase I ASSURE you
Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work [link]
Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Work, Travel & Loud Events [link]
Ear plugs - the little foamy disposable ones - from Amazon
Also a good eye mask, I found one at Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago. Something like this should do the trick.
Your cheapest and fastest fix:
Here you go:
move your bed away from the shared wall
and earplugs, worn correctly:
Mrtug269 is right. According to OSHA, your work needs to provide hearing protection if you're around that fan for more an an hour a day.
spend $10 today and thank me in 30 years. There are also reusable ones available.
OP It's never too late to start taking care of your ears.
Literally anything is better than nothing.
I always buy a small container of foam earplugs and bring a few pairs to give out (or use, if I'm lost in the sauce and lose mine):
If you're spending money on yourself and you don't lose things like I do, Etymotic have been great. I like the ER20XS over the ER20 and ETY-Plugs, because they don't have the stem that sticks out.
There were some decent Chinese plugs that I used to buy for 2 pair at $10 on Amazon, but it seems to be de-listed now.
This will solve your problem
And one of these:
Use them together to get your sanity back
$9.89 50 pair, Macks Ultra Soft Earplugs for your 50 people.
I use Mack's Ultra Soft foam plugs. Super comfortable, yet very high noise reduction.
When out touring I find the more "standard" foam ones start hurting my ears after consecutive days of riding, but the ultra soft ones I can wear for two weeks straight without issue.
You can get 50 pair bottles on Amazon for $10.
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Get yourself some .... Macks ultra soft https://www.amazon.com/Macks-Ultra-Soft-Foam-Earplugs/dp/B0051U7W32
And if you find these stick out too far and are still uncomfortable then snip off 3-5mm from the fat end with a pair of scissors.
Macks also makes an ultra slim purple version for really narrow ear canals. https://www.amazon.com/Macks-Slim-Soft-Foam-Earplugs/dp/B005YUW7A2/
I'd hate for you to have to resort to earplugs, but these will let you sleep through almost anything: Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair, -33dB Highest NRR
What about ear plugs? Like these [link]
They say it will last 2 months, but after this project is finished, they could start a new project above you or near you, which would last for another 3 months, etc, the construction in their building might go on all year, just in different locations. It is apparently in their budget for this construction to take place this year and it will happen. Take every thing they say with skepticism. Your best bet is to move. At some point they will paint it and you might be inundated with paint fumes, depending on what type of primer and paint and texture that they use. Then even at night you would be affected. The 2 month time frame is really just imaginary. It is a target, but means nothing. Call the city and see if there is a permit. They may also be doing construction in multiple locations in the building so go on their social media/Facebook and see how many other students are being affected. Trying to battle this by yourself won’t be as effective as if you have 60 to 100 others with you, regardless of how you battle it. There is strength in numbers. And in situations like this, angry parents, lots of angry parents, might be your best advocate. Call local tv stations and see if any of them would help you, it would make a good story. The fact that you were not notified in advance is just incompetence or purposely rude, the fact it wasn’t explained to you prior to signing your lease even seems fraudulent. One or more of the affected students probably has parents that are lawyers. Parents would be outraged if they knew about this. There are many other people in that area of the the building that are affected by this, use that fact to your advantage. Also, the building manager has a supervisor, and that person has someone above them. Work your way up that chain, if the manager is non helpful go above them. The management company has social media accounts, use that to your advantage. Go on their accounts and ask questions such as why didn’t they notify the entire building prior to commencing noisy construction projects in a student complex? Especially if they did not get a building permit, use their social media to get someone’s attention to your situation that is in their corporate office.
If I were in your situation, I would get released from the lease and move out.
Or, use this situation, this anger, this frustration, as motivation. Motivate yourself to get up very early and go to campus and study all day. In a perverse way, this construction might actually be a good thing that has happened to you. Just imagine, at the end of this semester you might wind up with the best grades ever. Use this situation to your advantage. And if you have to stay there for long periods of time, go on Amazon and buy the best earplugs that you can find, the kind that block out the most decibels. I had construction renovations next to me and below me for over 6 months, ear plugs work. I would even sleep with them in so that the noise would not wake me up in the morning. They worked wonders. And they are cheap.
After trying everything I settled on classic foam ear plugs [link] most any brand is fine
The silicone putty ones [link] are decent but they get fuzz stuck in them and fall out more.
Also having a fan going is crucial for drowning out sounds like passing cars, distant dog barks etc.
That's super annoying, as someone who has had loud roommates and values my sleep a bottle of these will go a long way to isolate you from the inconsiderate.
I personally use these
Deal link: Amazon
earplugs can help
You are so weirdly invested in this.
Decibel noise reduction from earplugs ~32dB
How loud does a child cry? 99-120 dB
For earplugs, the foam insert type are pretty much the best. Just make sure you put them in far enough. If you are shooting indoors, it might be a good idea to double-up and wear earmuffs in addition to earplugs.
Pair earplugs with noise-blocking headphones.
Foam earplugs work great in my experience, as they shape to fit your ear. If you use these on a regular basis- or, really, any earplugs- make sure you follow hygiene steps to keep your ears safe. You can use these every day as long as you keep them clean/fresh and are mindful of your earwax.
The best part of foam earplugs, though, is that a lot of them fit really snugly into your ear. There isn't a lot sticking out- which means you can fit headphones over them.
I use this pair of headphones, and I enjoy them. Combined with foam earbuds, I can't hear much of anything at all. If you really want maximum blockage, though, you can find headphones that block more noise. Pairs designed for use on gun ranges/shooting situations might block even more noise.
It's difficult to find one product that completely blocks all noise all of the time, but with this combo- earplugs and "ear defender" headphones- you should be able to eliminate a lot of the noises you're hearing.
Earplugs. These changed my life https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051U7W32.
This product works on a variety of vehicles.
Just buy earplugs. They're cheap and effective.
have you tried earplugs? inserted correctly, they will dampen most noise
that and a white noise generator or fan might help
Имам абсолютно същия проблем като теб и преди няколко месеца си поръчах 3 различни марки тапи за уши от амазон.
Първо искам да отбележа, че освен външната прилика, няма нищо общо с тапите, които се продават по аптеките (оранжевите).
И трите модела спират звука много добре. Основната разлика е в комфорта, което според мен е много индивидуално и най-добре да пробваш различни докато намериш твойте.
Лично на мен най-удобни са ми Mack's Ultra Soft.
И като цяло тези тапи решиха всичките ми проблеми - не чувам нищо и спя непробудно, а преди се будех от шумове и после трудно заспивах отново.
> The question is what should I know or expect?
Honestly, the pandemic will probably have things so weird that I don't know how much any advice I have will apply. Even in ordinary conditions, what to expect depends a lot on the bands and the venue. You don't really know what you're in for until you're there.
Most people who go to shows are pretty chill. It's like any other big event. A few people might get rowdy, but on the whole things generally go very smoothly. Some crowds like to form pits, but I'm guessing there won't be much of one for any of the bands you mentioned. Even if there is, it's usually pretty easy to find and/or avoid depending on your preferences.
The venue size basically dictates your proximity to the band. Closer is better, but as long as you can see you should be fine. If the show is in a theater or concert hall, you're probably going to have to pay a lot more money to get near the front. Outdoor shows are generally a little less intimate and/or intense than indoor ones.
Last but not least, WEAR EAR PROTECTION!!! This cannot be overstated, especially if you play to go to more shows in the future. Bands play loud and metal shows will damage your hearing if you're not careful. Disposable foam ones like this (LINK) will probably suit you fine, but a lot of people go for nicer or reusable ones. These (LINK) are what I've currently got.
If you're worried about being able to hear the band, I can guarantee everything will still sound good. In fact, the sound techs are probably wearing ear protection too.
how about earproofing?
One of the Buddha's instructions for meditation is to "go to a quiet place". He finds a deer park and other similar locations for his students to work in, places that were physically quiet. Given that you do not have the option to go to a place with less noise, I think it is valid to stop the noise from entering. I practice both with an without earplugs depending on the circumstances, and I haven't found it to be a big adjustment to do it one way or the other. What is much more difficult is practicing with distracting noises when you haven't developed your practice enough. Eventually your practice itself will become the quiet place regardless of what's going on around you, but for now, you should endeavor to make things more quiet. If that takes some earplugs I think it's worthwhile. It's certainly better than creating a whole different practice based on sounds. That might be a valid meditation technique, but it is not the technique you learned and started planting roots in. Ultimately, your path is your own, but I think it's worth giving the technique you learned a chance before going on to something else for which you only have the direction of books and people chatting on the internet. Below is a link to the earplugs I use, but anything that would block the sound is worthwhile.
a jar of them are cheap
I'm a top 500 reviewer on Amazon, and I get a TON of emails every single day for those fake reviews. This is a huge thing when it comes to phone cases and such because the smaller companies need reviews, or else people wouldn't even look at them due to the way Amazon search engine is set up.
And no, Amazon doesn't always sell products with fake reviews. For example, here's a link to some ear plugs I was looking at this morning.
Full breakdown on Reviewmeta - 4 star overall reviews:
Fakespot gives this an A grade:
If we face the Jackets, I'm getting 4-5 boxes of those for when the cannon comes for me :(
Dude Holy shit.
I thought my neighbour had a noisy hot water system or something - this makes so much more sense now that it's the works I'm hearing in the distance.
If you haven't already I recommend investing in some earplugs. Apparently these "Hearos" are good, but I can also vouch for Mack's (more available in stores)
Don't buy the super cheap ones - you want em feeling a bit "fleshy" rather than like dry Styrofoam. I'd recommend buying a big pack online - save your sanity.
It won't block everything out but I hope it helps.
Also as other mentioned it sounds like a Greens member is petitioning for "rest nights", could be worth seeing if you can add your name to that list.
I get it's a good time to bust this shit out, but 24/7 is nuts.
(just checked, different earplugs have different dB ratings - see if you can get something high end maybe - good luck!)
Sure thing. The ones I bought most recently were Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs from Amazon Australia. Previously I've bought 50 pairs X 3M 1100 Disposable Foam Ear Plug via eBay Australia. I prefer Mack's slightly as they seem a little softer.
earplugs are one of those things where cheap and simple is often better.
I throw a handful of these in a ziplock bag before any trip. https://www.amazon.com/Macks-Ultra-Soft-Foam-Earplugs/dp/B0051U7W32/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=earplugs+macks&qid=1571693169&sr=8-4
They actually reduce noise by more decibels than a lot of fancier ones, and they are entirely in ear so they never slip out when you put your helmet on. Furthermore these are super soft and are comfortable to wear all day long. I often reuse a pair until they are too dirty.
Have some guns in mind, but don't get too hung up on the what. Find a range that rents and try a number of guns out. The one you shoot the most accurately and consistently is your gun. Everything else is secondary. If you ask me the G26 isn't small enough as compared to the G19, which is why I sold mine. If you're looking at the G19 / P320, give the Walther PPQ a try too.
Necessary? No. Practice the fundamentals. A light is a reasonable thing for a home defense gun, but it's added weight which speaks to your question 6.
Unfortunately don't have too much in the way of recommendations here. If you're going to carry though keep it on you... putting it in a bag or purse is a very bad idea.
Same as #3 unfortunately.
Not necessary, but always a good idea. When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. Situational awareness training, confrontation deescalation techniques, and hand to hand are all valuable.
No tricks. Only way you're going to make weight differences is with a smaller gun. A good carry system (belt, holster, etc) makes all the difference though.
Recommend doubling up. Foam plugs plus over-ears. Don't forget eye protection.
Deal the best you can. Oftentimes better to keep mum until it becomes a real issue, especially at work.
are they better than the other one’s by Mack’s? i just tested these out this weekend and they were only ok. blocked out maybe only 30% of outside volume. looking to upgrade
>Any suggestions that have worked well for you?
yeah, not moving right next to bars that I knew had loud music.
have you tried these kind? (inserted all the way in ear canal)
any of them, with earplugs
[link] these guys...
Que será, será. / Whatever will be, will be.
Focus on you and your own goals. You don't know if your influence might have a positive effect on them later on. In the mean time, pick up some nice ear plugs and a sleep mask.
Don’t see why not.
If you’re a baller on a budget the little foam plugs work great.
are they being intentionally loud? or just normal levels? can you wear ear plugs and a sleep mask?
if they are falling out, I don't think you're sticking them in far enough. Roll them really tight with your fingers, insert them, and keep your finger on the end, flush with your ear, while they expand. Don't worry, if you have any fingernails at all, you'll be able to pull them out in the morning.
I've seen my fair share of shows and these have always been great for me! Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs: [link]
Foam earplugs + flightline earmuffs.
There are many to choose from, unfortunately I don't know how you'd try before you buy. I like a soft one.
For your future reference, these are the best!
9 cents per ear plug.
The Wirecutter recommends Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam earplugs for travellers. They say besides being comfortable and cheap, they have a noise reduction rate of 32 dB.
In his 2017 gear post, Tynan recommends the Laser Lite ear plugs. He likes them for how snugly they fit in his ears.
Both these come in pack of 50 for $7 or $8.
Mack's are my favorite. 32db reduction. Try and reduce your concert attendance though.
I hate road noise too. Earplugs?
NVH is the reason I dumped my ecologically friendly Prius for a 2016 CX-9. The 2017 CX-5 promises to by very quiet also.
Give the complainers a pair of these.
Here's the most recommended brand of earplugs on Amazon. It's $8.50 for 50 pairs.
Would these work? [link]
If you're not worried about sound reproduction, just pick up a box of disposable earplugs.
Have you tried these?
Cheap, disposable ones on Amazon work
Does wonders for helping maintain focus/concentration.
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hard to tell, too many variables.
have you tried normal foam ear plugs?
Ive been using Mack's [link] for sleeping and some concerts. Pretty soft but durable.
I would probably tell him to suck it up or buy me a new keyboard. I would direct him to buy some ear plugs, though I might be mean and suggest his delicate ears need these.
Do you have Blues? If not, just add some o-rings.
It's almost like you have literally no idea what you're talking about.
here you go
you are peak fucking reddit
here's a good deal on earplugs – since you're so invested in your innocence, should come in handy when reality causes mild discomfort out there in the world
>Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but did you honestly just suggest that you could be prejudiced against whites but that doesn't result in your being racist toward whites
if racism is domination and control, you can't be racist toward whites for the same reason you can't be heterophobic toward straight people, or any other dominant group that's doing the oppressing instead of the being oppressed
you can use it as a word for "someone was mean to me by explaining reality which made me feel bad" or "someone really doesn't like me because of preconceived opinions" but it isn't going to mean anything beyond that
Perhaps it's time to take matters into your own hands
"But Sunday morning was completely ruined for us."
Have you ever considered that it's not about you?
"we might even be able to attract more people, with a cool concert experience"
You are putting your preference above reaching other people for Jesus.
"the only thing you can hear is your voice"
This is also factually and demonstrably untrue. The #1 result on Amazon for Ear Plugs is this, and these are fairly standard: https://www.amazon.com/Macks-Ultra-Soft-Foam-Earplugs/dp/B0051U7W32
See that NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) of 33dB? That tells you how many decibels it reduces outside noise by. If it was actually 110dB, you're still able to hear it like it was ordinarily 77dB. That's as loud as a phone ringing, and still louder than someone talking to you 3ft away. Your claim of not being able to hear it either evidences that your 110dB claim is nonsense or it's just rhetoric.
You are who needs to shift on this, not the church.
Also, to give you the benefit of the doubt, ask to see the dB levels. I promise unless you're going to a very small low-resourced church, they are not 110dB, and this is literally all about your personal preferences. You can't argue with numbers, so arrive at a factual number you can have a discussion around instead of relying on rhetoric.
BTW, even if it *was* 110dB? 30 minutes of that level every 8 hours is within OSHA standards. It's not going to hurt you. Again, move away from the rhetoric and get to the facts... Or at least come to the place where you admit it's about your preferences and stop trying to justify it otherwise.
DM me your address in the next half hour or so and I'll buy you these Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs and according to Amazon they'll be delivered between 5pm-10pm tonight.