What you’ve said
We’ve looked through thousands of reviews and overall, it seems that hearing your own voice and other internal noises like chewing, breathing, and movements too loudly in your head (the occlusion effect) and not having enough volume reduction (sound attenuation) are common themes.
In some situations, these things can get in the way of comfortably staying engaged with your surroundings. We also completely understand that sometimes you’d like less visible earplugs in social settings.
In some cases, these gripes can cause people to avoid noisy public places entirely. But there has to be a better way…