Originally, earmuffs are designed to cover the wearer from loud noises or for warmth.
In terms of appearance, earmuffs are almost indistinguishable from headphones. Headphones are used for hearing sound while earmuffs are used as hearing protection.
Before buying one, consider first the items listed below:
- Purpose: Earmuffs also come in different designs and effectiveness against sound. Make sure to examine each one and see which fits your needs.
- Feeling and comfort: Since you will be wearing them for a long time, you’ll need to check if you’re comfortable. Some prefer the slim models since you don’t feel them that much. However, bulky ones have a more powerful soundproofing capability.
- Soundproofing ability: This should go with comfort. Sometimes, you’ll have to trade one over the other.
- Safety: The danger here is that, if the earmuffs have excellent soundproofing, you might not be able to hear what’s going on around you while you sleep. Think this over when choosing one.