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Ear Defender Recommendations

OverlyAnxious
OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,649 Disability Gamechanger
Can anyone recommend a set of ear defenders that work well for 'daily' noises and are comfortable enough for someone with over sensitivities to touch as well?

There are so many on ebay I have no idea which to go for.


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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 334 Pioneering
    Hi @OverlyAnxious

    There really is too many to choose from aren't there. I am more of a headphones type person myself as I need noise to block out noise if that makes sense. However, I have heard great things about the 3M Peltor Optime III Earmuffs with Headband, 35 dB which you might like to review! Though, if anyone else has any other ideas, please do let us know because I am certain that would be really appreciated  :D
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,649 Disability Gamechanger
    Any other recommendations before I commit to those ones?  :)
  • MaisieBoohoo
    MaisieBoohoo Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Hi
    i would look on Amazon 1st as the reviews on their May give you better idea then go to eBay to buy ( but I find ebay is often more expensive these days)
    good luck
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 334 Pioneering
    Unfortunately, they are the only ear defenders I am aware of @OverlyAnxious but please don't commit to anything before others share their ideas unless you wish to as they may have even better ideas!  :) And very good point @MaisieBoohoo, thanks for sharing your insights with us  :)
    I have expertise in the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,649 Disability Gamechanger
    I did buy those over the weekend, they're highly rated on Amazon and sane price there and eBay.

    They work well to block out noise...BUT I can't wear them because they make me dizzy!  I can't use in-ear headphones for that reason, but hoped these would be more suitable.

    Not sure there's anything different I can try to block out noise without making me dizzy.  :|
  • APickle
    APickle Member Posts: 11 Connected
    A client with ADHD recommended Loop earplugs to me- said they really helped her focus. 
    https://www.loopearplugs.com/
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 334 Pioneering
    Oh no @OverlyAnxious! So sorry to hear this  :( I have vestibular migraine which involves a lot of vertigo so I can similarly relate with the feeling of being dizzy. Unfortunately, I am not sure what could help here. I hope other people have more knowledge in this area and can help! On that note, thanks @APickle for the recommendation  :D
    I have expertise in the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.

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