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I purchased this item as a last-resort to mask my husband's ...
October 22, 2014
I purchased this item as a last-resort to mask my husband's snoring. Even custom ear-plugs weren't working. I may be a bit spoiled as the custom earplugs fit my ears so well, but I really had a difficult time finding a comfortable fit with these. My biggest complaint is with the foam inserts. After following all directions and carefully "clicking" them into place, I still had one fall into my ear-canal as I was pulling out the snore masker one morning. It ended up getting stuck in my ear and had to be removed by my doctor. After this painful experience, I'm a bit wary of using these again.
I wear these to mask the sound of my severe tinnitus, which ...
September 2, 2014
I wear these to mask the sound of my severe tinnitus, which they do. But, they don't do a very good job of blocking snoring or other sleep-interrupting external noises. My husband's soft snoring still wakes me at times. My BIG complaint is the insanely loud screaming noise they make when the battery runs out! It has forced me to change the batteries frequently (I do it weekly), wasting a lot of money. The alternative, if I wait a few days too long, is to be awakened and jolted out of bed at 2AM by the scream when the battery dies. It really is a product defect that should be corrected. [The low battery alarm has been removed, so they make no noise when the battery dies. --EPSS Staff.]
By Susan C.
While better than nothing, they're not as good as I...
June 23, 2014
While better than nothing, they're not as good as I expected. It's hard to form a seal with the foam pads, and unless the seal is perfect, the snoring comes through. I tried all the sizes of foam and took a long time experimenting, so I don't think it's possible to tightly seal. The white noise is soothing after you get used to it and is better than plain earplugs. If the cost had be maybe one third of what it was, I'd be happier.
Doesn't mask snoring all that well...
June 9, 2014
Doesn't mask snoring all that well...
I am relatively happy with these for misophonia. I usually...
December 22, 2013
I am relatively happy with these for misophonia. I usually wear only one at a time bec otherwise I would not hear conversation. It does help a lot but the batteries don't last long and the high pitched squeal when the battery dies is horrible!! I assume this is for someone with hearing AIDS, after all the batteries are hearing aid batteries. Walgreen's batteries are not worth the price. They don't last very long at all. I am satisfied, as my other option for misophonia was $2,400 custom made sound generators. [The low battery alarm has been removed, so they make no noise when the battery dies. --EPSS Staff.]
By Amy B.
...I have to agree with a few of the more recent reviewers...
November 5, 2013
...I have to agree with a few of the more recent reviewers here. It does NOT mask my husband's low rumble snores. It is less noticeable than it was? Yes, definitely and they are much more pleasant to sleep in than the other ear plugs I was using. However, for $400, I would have hoped I wouldn't hear those dratted snores and snorts. My other beef is what happens when one of the batteries dies. Instead of just ceasing to work, it emits a very loud shriek before dying. Talk about alarming! Finally, one of mine is decidedly quieter than the other, even turned all the way up. No, there is no ear wax in it. I can't figure it out. I've been using these almost nightly since March 2013. I hope the price comes down somewhat or else I may not buy a replacement pair. [The low battery alarm has been removed, so they make no noise when the battery dies. --EPSS Staff.]
I've had these since the beginning of 2010 and finally one...
October 21, 2013
I've had these since the beginning of 2010 and finally one of the tips broke off when taking off a Snap Tip. Considering there is only a 90 day warranty, I would have to buy a new pair. However, I would only recommend these if you have light snorer. The white frequency range is well white noise and should actually be adjustable to a lower frequency... maybe pink noise would be better. These are great for sleeping and very comfortable but not really for blocking snoring.
I have to say I was expecting the snore-master pro deluxe...
August 28, 2013
I have to say I was expecting the snore-master pro deluxe to be more effective. The write-up compares the decibel level with snoring levels. The problem is that snoring is a very deep sound, and the white-noise of the snore-master is a higher frequency. So though it may be louder than the snoring, it doesn't block it. It might work if I turned up the volume really high, but that would be annoying to have such loud white noise right in my ears. Also, I have trouble adjusting the volume while it is in my ear. I have to remove it to adjust it, and do this several times until I get the volume I want. It might work for someone with smaller fingers or more dexterity.
By Julia S.
I just purchased the SnoreMasker Pro earplugs which are...
November 30, 2011
I just purchased the SnoreMasker Pro earplugs which are twice the price of Sleep-eze earplugs. I had two pairs of the Sleep-eze ear plugs for about 6 years (one to keep by my bed and one in the pre-packed suitcase). After 6 years, one pair finally stopped working so I had to decide to get another of the same or fork over a lot of money to "upgrade" to see if SnoreMasker at twice the price is twice as good. I am disappointed to say that they are not twice as good and would not buy them again when I need to replace a pair. However, they are better in SOME ways. SnoreMaster Pro: smaller than Sleep-Eze and therefore easier to sleep without any irritation/pain from pressing on your ear (if you're a side sleeper). Con: the white noise is not as loud as the Sleep-Eze. The bottom line, that means it is going to block less noise, which can make or break whether they are enough, depending on what you are blocking out. In my experience, the Sleep-eze are good for the blocking only the quietest, gentlest snoring and background sounds, so these SnoreMasker Pro's will only just barely do the same job, albeit much more comfortably. When I have much more significant sounds to block (someone who REALLY snores, or loud hotel rooms on vacation) I have to resort to the vastly less comfortable but MUCH louder sound-blocking capacity of the Sensorcom MicroBuds plugged into a white-noise machine with wires, which makes it that much more difficult to sleep because you're getting them twisted around your neck or arm etc. all night. But it's either block the noise or don't sleep at all, so I do what I have to do depending on the level of noise. If I had to quantify the sound blocking abilities that I employ, on a scale of 0-10 (0=no noise to 10=terrible snoring): --Any White Noise machine by itself sitting on the night stand: good for a nearly quiet apartment with occasional faint noise from talking neighbors. Level 2 blocking. --SnoreMasker Pro earplugs: good for sleeping with someone whose snoring is barely louder than heavy breathing. Level 3.5 blocking --SleepEze earplugs: good for the same, someone who snores barely above heavy breathing. Level 4.0 blocking --Sensorcom MicroBuds plugged into your preferred whitenoise machine: good for the loudest snoring companion - set to a "whitenoise" such as "thunder" or "night train" to mimic and block similar sounds. You might go deaf early but at least you'll be sleeping with your companion instead of separate beds or bedrooms. Level 10 blocking.
By Ellen B.
After a failed operation for sleep apnea, my husband and I...
February 21, 2011
After a failed operation for sleep apnea, my husband and I have had our own bedrooms for 15 years...these earplugs allow me to sleep without hearing him when we travel and have to share a room...I'm honestly amazed. Although they are not the most comfortable thing in the world to wear, they are bearable and for sure one thousand times better than laying there listening to him snore! Worth every penny...