We’re still far away from returning to the old normal. What we have going for us is the new normal; one where working from home is the standard and studying from home is something we’re having to get used to.
While living at home and studying and working from it might have sounded amazing at the time, but in practice there are a few flaws with the system.
First of all, being away from a designated learning environment takes away from the mindset of studying. And then of course, being at home leaves you at an disadvantage where you aren’t given access to much of the resources you would otherwise have either at an office or a classroom.
The third and most disturbing problem that online schooling and working at home brings about are the innumerable distractions that come with it.
The first two problems aren’t easily corrigible. Solving those problems would require replicating a similar environment with all the facilities and technologies which is almost impossible to recreate.
However if you are facing the problem of being distracted, then today’s article might be just the right thing for you.
If you are prone to losing focus and getting distracted, and are looking at ways to remedy that- chances are you have already looked into purchasing noise cancelling ear mufflers at the very least.
The Best Noise Cancelling Ear Mufflers For 2021
Earphones and ear mufflers can either be passive or active. Some ear mufflers rely solely on their materials to help them be soundproof, while there are other ear muffs that rely on patented technologies to help them achieve the perfect noise cancelling levels.
Ear mufflers are usually made to be worn over the head. They are either made from metallic or leather bands and the ear cups or the “mufflers” are made from cotton or thermoplastic materials, this cup is the thing that would block the sound from entering your ears.
There are also thermal earmuffs. The ear muffs are made from a heat retention material like wool or faux fur and cover the ear to keep them warm during the winters.
The objective of noise cancelling earmuffs would be for it to actually be noise cancelling. And on top of that the material needs to be comfortable enough to be worn long hours and then of course the durability of the product matters a lot too.
Let’s look at some of the best noise cancelling ear mufflers in the market!
1. Lightweight And Maximum Hearing Protection Ear muff By Pro For Sho
This pair of noise reduction ear muff have received some of the best reviews in the market! This pair of Pro for Sho ear muffs were made to be worn during shooting practice, so you can already tell these ear muffs are the real deal!
The best thing about these ear covers are the fact that they are so lightweight and comfortable! There have been customers who used the ear muffs on their babies to glowing reviews!
|These head muffs claim to silence upto 34 decibels in ease. This company is so sure in their ability to silence the world “in a snap” that they also have a 90 day money back guarantee if the ear mufflers don’t work.|
The Pro for Sho noise cancelling headcovers have already found 500,000 happy homes!
However before making any investments let’s look at the pros and cons of this product.
|1. The headmuffs are compact in design and can be carried everywhere!|
2. The headcovers are extremely comfortable, and can easily be used while working or studying at a noisy home.
3. The padded headbands provide just the right fit for one’s head and gives an added layer of comfort.
4. The headbands are also adjustable and makes sure that anyone wearing it would have a perfect fit.
|1. The headbands don’t actually block out all possible noises, this is a disadvantage because instead of being truly noise cancelling these muffs are just noise dampening.|
2. You will still be able to hear alarms and emergency signals. This is actually a feature that might be beneficial to most.
The company recommends that you wear the headbands on the box overnight to help loosen up the headband!
2. Noise Reduction Ear Defenders Safety Earmuffs By MPOw
Another highly praised product are the Safety earmuffs by the company MPOw.
This product is beautifully designed and has metal headband adjusters to help the product fit people of all sizes. This noise reduction ear muff manufacturer claims that they employ the NRR system to help them deliver the best possible product at your doorstep.
NRR stands for Noise Reduction Rating, this gives us- the consumers- an idea on how these products might perform.
The MPOw Noise Reduction safety Earmuffs have been primarily advertised as a noise protection gear for the shooting ranges and concert workers.
|1. The product comes with a carry bag, and comes in a variety of colours!|
2. The product is made from two layers of professional noise dampening foam and a high sealing solid cup.
The product also boasts a highly adjustable design.
3. Everything from the headband straps to the 360 degree rotatable ear muffs- everything can be adjusted to suit your best comfort.
Now let us look at some of the pros and cons of the product!
|1. The product is so comfortable that it can be used in any setting! Be it for self studying or to eke out the last bits of productivity while working from home.|
2. The product also comes with a very handy carry case! Perfect for anyone who intends on getting multiple uses out of this product.
3. The earmuffs claim to be US, Asia and European certified!
4. The product boasts high quality noise dampening materials, and some of the best designs in it’s category.
|1. The MPOw headcovers do not actually a hundred percent shut out noise, they muffle the noise by 80 percent. But it should be getting abundantly clear that no ear mufflers will ever attain a hundred percent silence cover.|
Once again, these ear mufflers are amazing for students who are self studying and just want to block out any and all noise.
3. Hearing Protection Safety Earmuffs By ClearArmour
These headbands have been highly regarded by parents who have children attempting to self study only to have construction working next door.
The ClearArmour brand has been around for quite some time. The brand has also been proud ear muffler sponsors for various NASCAR teams over the years, this just goes to show the commitment to the performance of their products.
|The ClearArmour boasts a proprietary SonicSeal technology. This technology permanently welds the sound blocker shell to the soundring. This results in a super insulated ring of material that prevents any sound from leaking into the ear canal.|
Now let us look at some of the pros and cons of ClearArmour’s Earmuffs.
|1. The headcovers are also really comfortable- this allows you to wear them for long periods of time without having to feel uncomfortable with them.||However several reviews did state that the product design did not allow them to wear glasses comfortably.|
(This is easily amended by readjusting the straps and restretching the headbands a bit.)
Also, during summers, the company suggests that you take a rest from the headcovers for a few minutes every 1-2 hours.
4. H10A Peltor Optime Superior Comfort Hearing Protection Earmuffs By 3M
Now if you are living in an extremely loud environment, say somewhere where constructions are going really nearby or you have very young siblings who are prone to get rowdy, then the 3M brand ear mufflers might work just fine.
|1. The 3M headbands use a patented twin cup design that allows for a pocket of air to act as an insulation against the outside noises!|
2. 3M as it is has a high reputation and has always been a trustworthy brand. This is how you know you can trust their products. The price tagged by 3M is also amongst the lowest in this list.
|1. The 3M Hearing protection Earmuff company claims that they can muffle sounds with ambient sounds of more than 105 decibels.|
2. This means that you could literally sleep through a fireworks display and not know a thing!
|1. The 3M Hearing Protection earmuffs tend to come off a bit bulky and the headbands are admittedly not the most comfortable in the world,|
2. But for headmuffs that claim to muffle that high of decibel point, maybe those disadvantages can be overlooked.
5. Professional Safety Earmuffs By Decibel Defense
|1. This pair of noise cancelling ear muffs are multifunctional and suitable for people of all ages and head sizes. |
2. These muffs would have to be the most industrial looking out of all the noise reduction tool out there.
These muffs are primarily advertised for shooting and industrial noise protection.
3. The company believes in their product so much that they have also a money back guarantee program if the product doesn’t live up to the promises made by the company.
Now that we have come to the end of the list, we see that silence is an important commodity. And if you are willing to maintain your peace of mind, then you should definitely invest in a pair of good quality Ear Mufflers!