Noise cancelling ear plugs | Ear plugs

Noise cancelling ear plugs – via Slate, here’s a clever story about one worker’s use of noise cancelling ear plugs to block out construction noise. (I especially like the discussion on the history of ear plugs.)

I’ve only ever used ear plugs once. I was living in a busy urban area, where road crews were using multiple jackhammers to tear up the street. Unable to get any work done, I raced over to the next-door pharmacy and bought some noise-cancelling ear plugs. Perfect! My problem was solved.

If I ever run into that much noise again, I’ll probably invest in ear plugs again. But, despite living amidst several construction sites, I rarely find it gets loud in my home office.