A friend of mine recently lent me her noise-canceling earmuffs that she uses for the firing range at a party, and I found them super helpful for avoiding getting overwhelmed by the noisiness of the group. They were only comfortable to…
My mom has a set of Bose noise canceling headphones, there’s a switch that actually blocks background noise but you can still hear voices clearly (but quieter).
They also work as music headphones. They are heavy but very padded–maybe more so that firing range or construction muffs since they’re for everyday wear?
I think they are quite expensive.