What is Earplugs?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Hearos 33NRR Earplugs

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An earplug is a device that is meant to be inserted in the ear canal to protect the wearer's hearing from loud noises or the intrusion of water, foreign bodies, dust or excessive wind.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Noise intolerance 5 2
Sensitivity to sound or noise 3 1
Overwhelmed 2 0
Sensory processing disorder 2 1
Difficulty concentrating in noisy environments 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Earplugs

Side effect Patients
Can't hear ambient noise 1
Dissociation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Earplugs

Dosage Patients
7 hr daily 1
8 hr daily 1
11 hr daily 1
60 min three times daily 1
1hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Earplugs

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Earplugs

Duration

Currently using Earplugs

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Earplugs

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Earplugs

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jan 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Daily
Advice & Tips: We moved, and our new residence is much quieter.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for noise intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 11, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for noise intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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