Author Topic: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice  (Read 576 times)

rich_WDC

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Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:56:42 am »
I just had a recent scare with ear damage/hearing loss that ended up having nothing to do with the half-a-million (approximate) concerts I've attended.
All fine now, but having a bit of a scared-straight concept, I am considering upping the ear protection game.

The main parameter would be cost.  Not only do I not have much dough to spend, I'd want to account for replacements and/or extra sets.   Another parameter would be least-dorky-as-possible.

Any assistance?

Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 12:50:00 pm »
I love these...only $12 (you get three) and a nice 9:30 keychain to boot
much better than those squishy ones you shove in



look through the posts as there was a thread on this
also I think one of the boardies works for a hearing loss prevention non-profit and can probably chime in
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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 12:55:07 pm »
Cut back on the number of loudass shows you go to.

Bagley

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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 01:05:21 pm »
Challenged recommended these to me years ago.  Good stuff.


https://www.etymotic.com/


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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 01:32:39 pm »
I love these...only $12 (you get three) and a nice 9:30 keychain to boot
much better than those squishy ones you shove in



look through the posts as there was a thread on this
also I think one of the boardies works for a hearing loss prevention non-profit and can probably chime in
I found those a little small but if you look at the inconspicuous ear holes walruses have just behind the eyes, you probably understand why.
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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 02:37:02 pm »
Etymotics or Earasers.

evilizac

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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 04:28:50 pm »
Hit Guitar Center or any other larger music store and they'll have a selection of similar style (etymotics) ear plugs.
Hearoes get good reviews and have a range of price options.
I've never been able to hold onto a pair, but gave one to my dad who has significant hearing loss and they actually helped him enjoy the most recent shows he's been to, Dead and friends or whatever they're calling the permutation of that band.
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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 01:08:03 pm »
My two all time favorite quotable lines from this board:

Snape Kills Dumbledore.

Ear plugs are for the weak.
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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 03:21:29 pm »
Ok but we should be talkin bout quality..cheap plugs kill all the highs read treble..itbecomes waay boomy and sounds so bad i cant..

Are the earplugs being bandied bout as recs different in this respect????

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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 03:04:21 pm »
Are the earplugs being bandied bout as recs different in this respect????
 
yes, they do a decent job of letting in the high end so it isn't all boom & bass.  try 'em, you'll like 'em.
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Re: Ear/Hearing Protection -- Seeking Advice
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 03:04:34 pm »
I use the etymonics and love them. They should be good for most shows.