This is a great post. Going to grab some of Etymotics just for protection.
Even though the pictures on the listing are pretty awful, these are some of my favourite ear plugs that I have tried in the last year https://www.amazon.com/Noizezz-Premium-Extreme-Ear-Plugs/dp/B06Y3SSJ28/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546039956&sr=8-1&keywords=noizezz
I agree, Taron. For me, these are more comfortable, less visible, and just as protective as the etymotics. Definitely my go-to.