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wanted to know what you guys feel is the best, or what you use now and KNOW FOR SURE is the best?

thanks a lot guys!
 

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bbaek said:
wanted to know what you guys feel is the best, or what you use now and KNOW FOR SURE is the best?

thanks a lot guys!
ipod ear phones. hahaha
 

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There are these weird silicon ones that you kinda smear over your ear that work really well and that are pretty comfortable. I forget the brand offhand though.
 
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bbaek said:
wanted to know what you guys feel is the best, or what you use now and KNOW FOR SURE is the best?

thanks a lot guys!
None! You can't use em' on the MCAT, so get used to distractions. Study in a library for Christ's sake! Maybe the lord will give you the strength to concentrate.
 

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None! You can't use em' on the MCAT, so get used to distractions. Study in a library for Christ's sake! Maybe the lord will give you the strength to concentrate.

hmm... i dont think he said anything about the MCAT... looks like u have MCAT on the mind! :scared: :scared:
 

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Flents "Quiet Please". It is a sponge type where you squeeze and then it fits to the contours of your ear. but this particular brand is amazing. i am an ultra light sleeper and these things work like a charm. 29 decibel reduction rate which is the highest I have found in the market. it works better than the wax kinds and are more comfortable.

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hmm... i dont think he said anything about the MCAT... looks like u have MCAT on the mind! :scared: :scared:
 
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None! You can't use em' on the MCAT, so get used to distractions. Study in a library for Christ's sake! Maybe the lord will give you the strength to concentrate.
well that is the problem. even in the library, and i'm talking about the remote areas, get noisy when one or two ppl come in and just want to chit chat. and sometimes the ventilation is noisy. :D
 

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Flents "Quiet Please". It is a sponge type where you squeeze and then it fits to the contours of your ear. but this particular brand is amazing. i am an ultra light sleeper and these things work like a charm. 29 decibel reduction rate which is the highest I have found in the market. it works better than the wax kinds and are more comfortable.
I'm a big fan of those as well. My roommate is up til all hours of the night so I need these to get sleep at night.
 

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I've found that my elbows work quite well.

However, I have to agree that you should probably get used to studying in noisy environments. That way you'll be well-equipped to study or take exams in any situation.
 
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and i can't take these study earplugs to the mcat? i thought study plugs were allowed? unless they aren't...
 

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you should never use crayons, either.. They're not allowed on the mcat.. Heck, golf carts arent allowed during the mcat either.. Stay away from those!!
 

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bbaek said:
and i can't take these study earplugs to the mcat? i thought study plugs were allowed? unless they aren't...
They aren't. :thumbdown:
 
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what are the bright orange ones that i always see on the college campus.

also, which ones can be used for both studying and sleeping and are very very comfortable and keep out noise the best? any recommended websites?
 

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bbaek said:
and i can't take these study earplugs to the mcat? i thought study plugs were allowed? unless they aren't...
they're not. but the girl sitting next to me at the mcat got really frustrated during the bio section, and she wadded up some tissue and crammed it into her ears... it was pretty funny actually, especially when she realized she couldn't get it out afterwards!! :eek:
 
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Don't use the cylindrical ones made from hard foam. Use the bright orange or forest green ones that are really squishy and flair out at the end. They work wonders.
 

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large wads of cotten. They have the added benefit of keeping people from talking to you.
 
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Don't use the cylindrical ones made from hard foam. Use the bright orange or forest green ones that are really squishy and flair out at the end. They work wonders.
what are these called officially?
 

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what are these called officially?
i dunno, but i've bought them at walmart before in the pharmacy section. they come with a case that i thought was very cool.
 

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Would you ever put ear plugs in AS someone was talking to you? I wonder what they would do.
 

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once i got some from walmart that were intended to wear while using firearms. the decibel level was like 40. they were super. :D
 

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what are these called officially?
The kind I like are the ones they give out on airline flights (but I think you can get them in drug stores). They are called E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neons by the company E-A-R. These are the squishy foam kind and have 33 dB noise reduction. Also, they're free since my dad works for Continental!
 

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microman said:
Would you ever put ear plugs in AS someone was talking to you? I wonder what they would do.
I do as soon as my roommate sits down at the table next to me with a bowl of cereal - I can't stand the noise of someon chewing. Also, a problem I've found with the earplugs designed for shooting (the rubber ones) is that they can pressurize your ear canals and mess with your balance. Seriously. The foam ones don't create this problem.
 
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