Nov 5, 2018
I wear foam earplugs for isolation from sound while I sleep. The foam earplugs are rated at 32dB attenuation . . . what is the NRR (noise reduction rating) of the Bose Sleepbuds, when no masking sound is being used?
Thank you for the question. There is no NRR on the Sleepbuds since they are Noise-Masking and not noise canceling.
I would suggest to try them out and see if they are right for you, this would be the best experience.
Joel - Community Support
Nov 3, 2018
I have tried foam ear plugs several times over the years but always had issues with getting a good seal/falling out during the night. For me, the sleepbuds are much more comfortable, have never fallen out, and assist with tinnitus due to their noise-masking abilities.
I agree. Foam ear plugs are made so you can still converse on the job, while protecting your hearign from loud sounds of machinery.... they even may enhance some night noises..... I tried them, becasue even though I have severe hearing loss, I hear the low sound of our heater fan. I tried several diferent ear plugs, but the sound was worse. Iroincally, my wife, who has excellent hearing, is not bothered by this noise. I hear it pulsing, but she insists it is steady and does not wake her. With the sleep buds, the masking covers the fan noise. I have only had the sleepbuds for a couple of weeks, but I am able to sleep all night.
I used foam plugs for years, every single night, trying to block snoring and 'travel' noises like clanking air-conditioners. A couple of months ago I switched to Sleepbuds and I find them superior in every way. As another poster pointed out, foam plugs are really intended to prevent damage, not mask sounds, and by blocking some sounds and not others they can actually make things worse. The Sleepbuds work more by 'distraction', and I find it works. They're also more comfortable than foam.
Nov 21, 2018
I totally agree !! I've only had them a few weeks. Haven't slept better in years. I keep having to ask my wife if the heater came on , and she confirms, but I wasn't aware of it. I have severe hearing loss, but the low rumble wakes me.... none of the 'white noise" works, as it doesn't increase when a new sound is detected. I have to use the stream or rain, as there is variation. I don't hear the loop. I've downloaded some of the new sounds, but so far not as good as those two...
Hey Bose tech..... How about spell check herer????
Can I have one of the sounds "personally tweaked"? I sampled "window seat" using phone and hearing aids... I like trains and the "click clack" sounded great. But with my hearing loss, the buds don't do the same.
On another forum, someone suggested volume controlls for each side... that would help me.
My main need --- an upgrade that would allow volume control from the phone's buttons, not the slider.