Misophonia Earplugs

A ticking clock. Heavy breathing. Someone slurping their drink. Most people get mildly irritated by these sounds – but are able to block them out.

But if these sounds cause you to feel angry, stressed or anxious, you may have misophonia.

Misophonia is a condition that’s characterised by strong emotional actions towards trigger sounds. These sounds are usually mundane but repetitive noises that don’t bother people without misophonia, such as chewing, slurping, throat clearing, tapping or heavy breathing.

When someone with misophonia hears these sounds, it can cause intense emotional distress – and many people will actively try to avoid situations where they’re likely to encounter triggering sounds.

But there is another way. Earplugs for misophonia can help to reduce stress and improve your daily life.

Benefits of using earplugs for misophonia

Misophonia isn’t well understood, and the exact cause isn’t known – though it’s thought to be caused by a combination of different factors, including genetic, neurological and environmental.

Unfortunately, there’s no cure for the condition. But if you have misophonia, you don’t have to live your life hiding away from noise. There are ways that you can manage our symptoms, including tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and exposure management. That means using misophonia earplugs to reduce the volume of noises, meaning you can still get out there and live your best life.

It’s not recommended that misophonia sufferers wear earplugs constantly, as it can make the condition worse in the long run. But they can be a fantastic tool to help you build up your tolerance to triggering sounds.

Wearing earplugs that reduce noise levels can provide relief from irritating sounds, helping you to maintain composure and control in noisy environments. If you tend to avoid social situations or busy places due to the risk of hearing triggering sounds, earplugs for misophonia can give you increased confidence, with the knowledge that exposure to these noises will be minimised.

And if distracting noises make it hard for you to concentrate on tasks or activities, earplugs can help you to find your focus – perfect if you’re trying to deal with misophonia at work or while studying.

Our earplugs for misophonia

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Why Loop Earplugs are the ideal solution for misophonia

Traditional foam earplugs block out noise – which can make your response to triggering sounds worse. The best earplugs for misophonia reduce the volume without completely cutting you off from noise. That means they take the edge off the noise, without making your symptoms worse.

Loop Engage earplugs do exactly that. They filter sound waves rather than blocking them, and offer up to 16 decibels (SNR) and 10 decibels (NRR) of noise reduction.

They come with a choice of ear tip sizes, to ensure you get the perfect fit for you, and the tops are made from super soft silicone for all-day comfort.

And if you find socialising difficult because of your misophonia, Loop Engage earplugs are the perfect solution. They’re designed to reduce the occlusion effect – that annoying ‘head underwater’ feeling you sometimes get when wearing earplugs. You’ll still be able to hear everything that’s going on around you – just at a lower volume – and you won’t be distracted by the sound of your own voice when you’re speaking. Win win.

Reclaim your calm.

Some people’s trigger sounds may be rare enough that they don’t encounter them often.  But for those triggered by everyday sounds such as eating or breathing, they’re unavoidable. 

You may find yourself always eating alone or avoiding close physical contact, which can  have a huge impact on your mental health. 

We get it. And we’ve been on the case to invent the best earplugs for misophonia you can find. 

Check out Loop Experience Pro and Loop Engage Plus – both of these products are designed with noise sensitivity in mind. It just comes down to how you want to hear the world.

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Loop Experience Pro

Do you need the ultimate in protection? These misophonia earplugs reduce noise by up to 23 decibels. With a cleverly designed acoustic channel, they filter outside noise – making them ideal for noise sensitivity – without blocking out the important stuff.

Loop Engage Plus

If the occlusion effect bugs you, Loop Engage Plus are the earplugs for you. Providing a noise reduction of up to 21 decibels, they’re perfect for filtering out unwanted noise whilst still hearing everything crystal-clear.

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Offer maximum comfort, fitting snugly into all types of ears.

They Come in four stylish, unique colors in their own handy case.

  • Perfect tool for misophonia

    "Beautiful design and they work like a charm! They take away all chewing and slurping noises around the table, making dinner a more pleasant moment to share."

    - Siril W.
  • You’ve saved my sanity

    "I struggle with misophonia and it is often at its worst at my office. I bought these as a last resort and couldn’t be happier. I can hear a bit of the hallway chatter but not all of it.  

    Love them so much."

    - Cariena B.
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Control life’s volume

The world can be noisy. If you suffer from misophonia you’ll need to take the edge off. Our earplugs will help you filter out all those hard-to-live-with noises. Just think: better productivity, regulated emotions, easier interactions. No-brainer.

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Frequently asked questions

Are earplugs good for misophonia?

People with misophonia should avoid wearing earplugs all the time, as it can make your reactions to sounds worse in the long run. Earplugs can, however, be a great tool for building up your tolerance to triggering sounds.

What are the common symptoms of misophonia?

Misophonia symptoms vary from person to person and can be mild or severe. Common reactions include feelings of anxiety, irritability and anger.

How does misophonia affect mental health?

Misophonia affects people differently, but for some people, it can be debilitating and isolating, causing stress, anxiety and emotional distress.

Can misophonia be treated without using earplugs?

There’s no known cure for misophonia, but there are various ways to treat the symptoms. Earplugs alone won’t eradicate misophonia, but they can be part of your coping toolkit along with other treatments like TRT and CBT.

Are there any specific types of sounds that trigger misophonia?

Trigger noises vary for everyone, but people often find sounds like tapping, slurping, chewing, clicking and sniffing particularly triggering.

What are the benefits of using earplugs for misophonia?

Misophonia earplugs can help to relieve symptoms by reducing the intensity of triggering sounds. That can lower stress and anxiety levels, causing less severe reactions to noises.

How do earplugs help in managing misophonia triggers?

Earplugs reduce the volume of sounds, meaning they’re less likely to bother you – and less likely to provoke an emotional reaction.

Are there any side effects of using earplugs for misophonia?

Over-reliance on earplugs may lower your ability to deal with triggering sounds, so it’s not recommended that you constantly wear earplugs for misophonia. Instead, you should only use them when you’re in a particularly noisy environment, or when triggering sounds are especially bad.

What factors should I consider when choosing earplugs for misophonia?

You’ll want a good level of noise reduction to decrease the intensity of sounds to a more comfortable level. It’s also important to choose earplugs that are comfortable – like Loop Engage, which come with a choice of ear tip sizes to get the right fit.

Can earplugs completely eliminate misophonia triggers?

Loop Engage earplugs reduce the volume of sound rather than blocking them out. That means they won’t eliminate misophonia triggers, but can be used to reduce your reactions and provide relief.

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