Which to Pick: Noise Management
By Jessica Costa
Where there are people there is usually noise, lots of noise. So much noise can make it difficult to focus on daily tasks. This can be managed by using noise canceling headphones, ear buds or even ear plugs. While they all perform the same function, they each have their differences.
Noise Canceling Headphones
Advantages: They can be very comfortable around the ears. It is also safer for your hearing to have headphones in comparison to ear buds. They can be wireless or with a wire depending on your preference. It also gives you the option to listen to music or podcasts to help tune out distressing noises.
Disadvantages: They can be very bulky to carry around for everyday uses. Headphones can also be pricey, especially the wireless variety.
Noise Canceling Ear Buds
Advantages: These are as effective as the headphones but are much more subtle since they are smaller. They also blend in more as people are using more Bluetooth technology as well in daily life. These also can be wireless. You can use music or podcasts to help tune out distressing noises.
Disadvantages: Ear buds can be more easily lost due to their size, especially the wireless ones. They also can be a little pricey. Some might find them uncomfortable due to their size or shape. If you use this product frequently, it is important to make sure that you clean your ears frequently to avoid causing ear wax build up.
Advantages: Ear plugs have the advantage of being affordable. They are easy to experiment with to see which style is the most comfortable. They have the options of reusable or single use depending on your preference.
Disadvantages: If you use this product, it is important to make sure that you clean your ears frequently to avoid causing ear wax build up. Ear plugs can be lost due to their small size.
Each has advantages and disadvantages but it is important to figure out which one will work best for you. Hopefully this list will help make it easier to decide. Thank you for reading!