If you are a hunter or a gun collector like my father-in-law (he is always trying out his aim with some new gun) or if you just have the need to protect your hearing then you may want to try out these foam ear plugs. If you have to sleep in the same room with someone who snores like my husband you will also understand the need for this product. Some nights it sounds more like I am sleeping with bear than a human being but...that is where these ear plugs come in. I have tried many different types of ear plugs; cotton, wax, cotton-covered wax, and rubber. But, these simple, foam ear plugs have been the best by far. Since they are soft and cushy they are more comfortable than the others I have tried. And, they are easily manipulated. Meaning, it is easy to roll them up into a skinny pellet that you can then slip easily into the ear canal. Once in place, you simply allow them to "decompress" and expand inside your ear which, very effectively, blocks out annoying sounds. In fact, they work so well, I would not recommend using them if you have a baby in the house. So if you need to protect your hearing while hunting or working or just need a simple, cheap way to get some sleep in The House of Snore try out these ear plugs.