Phil @ MAKE points us to these neat earrings with attached earplugs:

Designed by a woman who loves NASCAR and rock n’ roll, Ladybuds provide women the opportunity to combat noise and hearing loss in an entirely new way. Through their fun and fearless combination of high-fashion earrings and reusable noise-cancelling earplugs, Ladybuds do what conventional ear protection fails to do; they make it cool to take care of your ears!
Perfect for ladies who love rock concerts, motocross, big cities, NASCAR®, airplane travel, Formula 1™, snoring husbands, and anything fun that involves lots of noise!

I agree that they could be a little more subtle, but what a great idea to always have them with you! I bet they wouldn’t be that hard to make, too. – [via] Link.