Have you ever been somewhere where the noise is unbearable, or the music too loud? This happens to me often. I believe I have sustained tonal hearing loss from going to lots of rock concerts when I was younger. I wish I had these then, because they really help me. I am able to hear music and even talking but the noise reduction is very noticable. I am seriously glad I got these and they even come with a little carrying case to hold the 2 pair included. It is easy to tuck into your pocket or purse to have available at all times. The earplugs are silicon therefore very comfortable to wear and are even washable, so they can be used virtually forever, or until they wear out. This is a great product at a great price and I recommend it!