2% Recommend this product (4 of 211 responses)
Was not as expected and did not work well for me.
July 9, 2023
Was not as expected and did not work well for me.
They had an odd uncomfortable fit and not enough protect from noise.
By Karrie C.
Try at your own risk
May 26, 2023
Was excited to try but none of the provided sizes fit (too small). Can't return since they are a trial pack.Only order if you know these will fit.
By Gabriel F.
Great comfortable ear plugs
April 11, 2023
larger size better for melite comfortable could be a litle more noise dampening
cuts off most sound in the subway
helps me sleep
August 22, 2022
Tried the "average" size plugs an like many others, discovered that they were too small.
Greensboro, North Carolina
SilentEar Two-Pair ComboPack (NRR 32) (1 Pair Each - Average + Small)
July 29, 2022
These are best ear plugs I ever bought. First, the two sizes are great to compare. I chose average. I 've had foam plugs for years and never really fit right. They would keep slipping out and worse if your ear canals were sweaty. For the price, you can't get silicone with NR32, unless you spend big bucks for professional customs.Price, noise reduction, and seem to fit me better than foam. After wearing them awhile, my right ear canal felt sore. I removed them and gave it a rest and replaced them. Again, they are not custom made, it's expected.
Needs a larger size
July 18, 2022
I have fairly large ear canals and neither of the tested items was sufficiently large to provide the advertised NRR.Reusable, cleanable, easy to remove. Too small for me.
January 14, 2022
This sounded like a good idea because they were re-usable, but neither pair fit at all, even when following the directions.re-usable did not fit.
By Jim H.
The small was too small and the medium just didn't sit well. Maybe too small...
June 25, 2021
The small was too small and the medium just didn't sit well. Maybe too small... I can't recommend these.
Not bad, just not as comfortable as foam
May 5, 2021
These ear plugs aren't terrible, just not what I was looking for. Since they are all silicone, they create a suction in the ear that's not the most comfortable. I was looking for a reusable version, but I may just go back to the foam because they're much more comfortable.
Great for use with MRI of the brain
April 12, 2021
My adult son has sensitive hearing and has had to undergo several MRI‚€™s of his brain. He said these helpedAffordable and come with 2 different sizes and a carry case.
him with noise reduction considerably. The centers usually provide earplugs but they barely worked for him and he can‚€™t use the ear muffs so was happy to find these.
Very comfortable but expensive and not silent
November 8, 2020
These are much more comfortable but no better at blocking sound than much cheaper foam earplugs. So if you're looking for something that blocks as much sound as an ordinary earplug but is more comfortable, I recommend these. But if you're looking for an earplug that blocks more sound than an ordinary earplug, you'll likely be disappointed.Very comfortable No better than cheaper foam earplugs at blocking sound
By vic s.
arlington heights, il
October 5, 2020
Both sizes were too small for me and did not block out sound any more than standard foam earplugs like Macks which you can purchase about 150 of them for the same price. Customer service was nice enough to allow me to return them, but I will probably not get around to it.
Comfortable, effective earplugs
August 4, 2020
I've tried many types of earplugs, and these are my favorite. I find them easier to use and more comfortable than the foam ones, while providing the same level of noise attenuation. I was thinking about buying custom earplugs, but these work so well that I don't need to.Comfortable, reusable, effective None
Not worth it
August 1, 2020
Based on other reviews and the significant noise reduction ratings I tried these out. I found them to be nearly impossible to insert into my ears, making them useless. I'm not sure why but they just didn't work for me.
By TW G.
Had To Return, To Small. TW Gerald
April 24, 2020
Had To Return, To Small. TW Gerald
By Tina H.
The SilentEar plugs fall out of my ears ...
June 1, 2019
The SilentEar plugs fall out of my ears and are only good for about 1 minute. Then they fall out. And they are wildly overpriced
Super soft and comfy to wear. I actually bought a pair of...
January 25, 2019
Super soft and comfy to wear. I actually bought a pair of these earplugs from this site 5 years ago and they still work for me!! :) :) :) I have the yellow and orange pair (which is really ugly lol) but that means they're so easy to find in bed! I tried foam earplugs before and they're crappy. Have just bought another pair to replace them (there are holes in them after wearing them every single night for so many years) and a pair for my boyfriend to try too!
No size of these things fits me. The small is way too small,...
July 17, 2018
No size of these things fits me. The small is way too small, the large is way too large, the medium slips out even though it seems like the right size. The plugs simply depart from the ear. As long as I am holding them in with my fingers, they make a very good noise-proof seal with excellent silence. But then I lie down on my side and the bottom one falls out; I roll over and the other one falls out. I increase sizes, they squeegee themselves out. I reduce sizes, they drop right out. I think you could make them stick with some putty or wax, maybe? Definitely not made for human ears.
By Brian S.
Glad I got the trial pack. I have quite small ear canals...
June 26, 2018
Glad I got the trial pack. I have quite small ear canals, so assumed the smalls would fit me best. Turns out the 'average' size work well for me, and the small didn't work at all. Summary: if they fit, they work very well! But they need to offer more sizing options. Details: More so than other reusable plugs, the size on these matters a LOT for fitment...and they're nowhere near one size, or even two sizes, fits all. Hence, I think, so many negative reviews. This style of earplug essentially "wedges" itself into your ear canal. They are substantially different from foam (which compresses substantially during insertion and expands a lot) or flanged (which offer multiple flange sizes in a single plug and high flange flexibility / compression during insertion). The SilentEar, on the other hand, don't expand at all, and the fixed-size silicone shell offers pretty minimal capacity for temporary compression / flexing during insertion. What does this mean for sizing and fitment? Your ear canal must be a very close fit to the plug size in order for these to fit properly. If the plugs are even slightly too small, you'll never get a good seal because you'll have an air gap. Slightly (or more) too big, and you can't insert them fully (since they won't flex enough) to achieve a proper seal. That said: if they fit, they work very, very well! I've tried a variety of reusable ear plugs over the years, and even went custom for a long time since I couldn't find reusables with the right fit for me. (Unfortunately, I lost my custom plugs and top quality customs are a LOT more expensive than they used to be...hence my new search.) I've learned my ear canals are quite small, so I was surprised the 'average' size fit me (just), as my ear canals simply are NOT average based on my experience (and according to the audiologist who made my custom ear molds). Given the regular size fit my ears, they're bound to be too small for a pretty large percentage of people. Based on my ears and sizing, the manufacturer needs two more size offerings: one in between the current small and average (the average just barely fit, and I think I'd find a middle ground more comfortable), and one bigger than average.
By Jan S.
I wanted these to work as the plugs one buys in the stores...
January 9, 2018
I wanted these to work as the plugs one buys in the stores don't work and these don't either. I thought they fit, and tried both, but I could still hear everything. I'm dissatisfied, and disappointed.
By James D.
I ordered the 2 pack with small and regular, The small didn'...
December 31, 2017
I ordered the 2 pack with small and regular, The small didn't work but the regular were exactly what I needed. The only problem is when I have them in, and someone says something unless I'm looking at them I don't hear. We have a vociferous cat that makes it hard to sleep, or read in bed. I love them thanks
I have one ear that seems oddly shaped and these earplugs ...
September 7, 2017
I have one ear that seems oddly shaped and these earplugs (like others) just kept falling out. The earplug worked perfectly on the other ear. Perhaps if there was an extra-small size it would fit, but the small was too big.
These don't work for me at all. They hurt my ears . They...
August 25, 2017
These don't work for me at all. They hurt my ears . They don't fit properly ( I am a small woman they should fit me ). Because of they don't fit , they don't cancel noise . The worst ear plugs Ive eve used.
In reading the other reviews of this product, I noticed...
August 18, 2017
In reading the other reviews of this product, I noticed that most give mediocre scores and that all of those scores are based on the individual items in the package, not on the package itself. But how can you rate a specific ear plug when every person has a uniquely shaped ear canal of a distinctly different size? The short answer is that you can't. One look at the people around you will confirm this and you don't need an ottoscope to prove it. A plug that is much too small for one person will be much too large for another. A plug that one person can wear comfortably all day will cause pain to another after a few minutes. It is pointless to rate ear plugs as if one size/shape fits all. This is the reason for custom plugs and make-your-own plugs and why foam is so popular. And it is the reason why I strongly recommend this pack. Because any other decision will be a matter of trial-and-error. Period. There is absolutely no way that you are going to know if a plug will be effective or comfortable for YOU until you stick it in your ear. I think EPS should make more of these trial packs because it is the most practical way to explore your options and find the style that works best for you. Some reviewers point out that none of the plugs in this package were acceptable and they give the product a low score because of that. They don't seem to realize that they learned a lot about what will or won't work for them. They forget about the money they saved if they had tried all those plugs individually. So if you're confused about all the variety, know that there is good reason for that variety. And even if none of the plugs in this pack work well for you, you've still gained some insight about your individual needs.
By Karl K.
While these appear to be well made and their design sound ...
August 9, 2017
While these appear to be well made and their design sound (so to speak), unfortunately they just didn't work with my ears nor the ears of my son. For him, the larger pair didn't seal his right ear canal. For me, the larger pair bottomed out painfully in both ears, and the right one backed itself out, a problem I have even with some foam plugs. (One doctor told me my ear canals narrow down quite a bit.) The smaller pair didn't seal my ears. Back to the drawing board: I'll order the convenient trial packs of both the push-in disposable and the reusable plugs.
I purchased the trial pack because I was not sure which...
August 8, 2017
I purchased the trial pack because I was not sure which size I would need. The average was a better fit but having the ability to try both sizes was good. I like the design of these ear plugs because they are not extended out of your ear. I wear them while I am sleeping and other brands prevent you from sleeping on your side. They are comfortable and stay in my ears. They do not fully block my husbands snoring but it helps A LOT! My husband plans to get a pair to wear when his band practices to muffle the loud music. Would definitely recommend.
By Sal F.
Larger ones worked okay, but it was...
June 12, 2017
Larger ones worked okay, but it was hard to get them in enough to that the noise was fully blocked out
By Henri S.
Too small both sizes.
June 3, 2017
Too small both sizes.
Neither one of the sample pairs would...
May 21, 2017
Neither one of the sample pairs would fit my ears. I don't think the "2 sizes will fit all" is reality. Would've liked to have tried them.
By THOMAS P.
Very disappointing they art two small...
May 18, 2017
Very disappointing they art two small both sizes. Possibly these would work for a child or person with tiny ears.