Selecting the best ear plugs for snoring spouses for your use can be tricky as there are so many types to choose from. Here are a few pointers.
- Wax. These tend to be a little tacky and not last too long as they accumulate dirt and debris. Unable to be connected on a string. Not available in different colours. Grey is the only version we have seen.
- Molded. ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs are good all-purpose ear plugs suitable for sleeping, snoring and swimming. Antibacterial, multicoloured and can be connected on a cord. Molded ear plugs represent far better value for money than other types because they can last for several hundred uses. This gives them the lowest cost-per-use of any type of earplug. They make ideal general purpose earplugs because they are excellent at blocking the racket from next door's party. They also keep sea water and pool water from your ears. These are the best choice for anyone who makes use of earplugs any more than very occasionally.
- Soft silicon. These can be used for sleeping and swimming but like the wax ear plugs they tend to become clogged with dirt. This limits their lifespan and making them expensive in the long-run. Unable to be connected on a string, not available in different colours.
- Foam. These are commonly used for sleeping but aren't ideal as they quickly become itchy and sore. As they expand they push themselves out of the ear canal, exposing you to the sound you are trying to block. Available connected on a cord and in different colours, not suitable for use in water. Tend to harbour dirt and so only last for a few uses before needing replacement.