EverBabe - You turned on A. to the wonder of earplugs years ago. I believe she's still using them. My brother Brian was the first person I saw use them, swimming in the pool (he had tubes.) But you were the first noise preventor, using them in that small apt - all thanks to LoudBobbi.
This might article may lead you to change your brand. The Sound of Silence - Sussing out the ear-plug market. By Ulrich?Boser