We recently had the opportunity to test a pair of ear plugs called Ear Slugs.
The Good: Perfect and comfortably fit within seconds with the White Pro Ear Slugs.
The Bad: The Blue Pro+ Ear Slugs were nice, but the easy-remove pull tab could be just a little longer, and people with large ear canals may find both pairs a bit small.
The Sound Worthy: You can carry them with you at all times in the handy little keychain carrying case and pop them in your ears when needed.
Let’s take a look and see where Ear Slugs stack up among the different types of ear plugs.
“We came up with the name because it’s nature related , but also has some outdoor sport influence because of Slugs being a slang term in association with guns. We also happened to travel up to Northern California around the time and enjoyed the redwoods and banana slugs.”
Here’s what came in the box of Ear Slugs we tested:
- Two pair of High Fidelity Earplugs
- Blue Pro + (21 dB reduction)
- White Pro (27 dB reduction)
- Metal twist open carry case with keyring
- Connector cord (to connect White Pro ear plugs together)
Not custom fit, but better than foam
Ear Slugs are somewhere between custom fit and soft foam ear plugs.
They’re made of hypoallergenic silicone and, as we mentioned above, come in two different pairs (pictured below).
Above (left) are the Blue Pro +, note the pull tab on the left, and the lower blue silicone marking.
Above (right) are the White Pro, which have no pull tab, but have a connector cord so you can drape them around your neck. We preferred the fit and added dB reduction of the White Pro.
Below is another look at the White Pro ear plugs showing how the connector cord can be easily removed.
We loved the key chain carry case
You’ll also notice the black twist top case. As funny as this sound it’s one of our favorite features, because often times the reason people don’t wear hearing protection is because they don’t have it with them.
If you don’t want to wear this on your key chain then just toss it in your car so you can grab ear plugs whenever.
Here’s what our audiologist had to say
Whether you’re going to be enjoying an outdoor music festival or you’ve got awesome front-row seats at a rock concert, the option of the white or blue plugs will help keep the music at a safe listening level (either 21dB or 27dB of dampening) without sacrificing the music quality.
My guess is that you will enjoy the concert even more with the high-fidelity attenuation the Ear Slugs will provide, and the peace and quiet you can experience the next day without ringing ears is the icing on the cake.
Overall Ear Slugs ear plugs are a great way to be responsible with your hearing health.