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Do you wear earplugs at loud music events?

Darren Vong
Developer with strong interests in encouraging diversity in tech, travelling and occasional tea drinking.
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Whenever I go to a loud music event (by that I mean going on a night out, going to a music festival etc), I dread that horrible ring (tinnitus) you get in your ears for the next day.

Earplugs seem the obvious solution to help with this, and yet for some reasons, I feel like not many people seem to wear them when they go to these events! Why do you think that's the case?

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buphmin

I try to every time and don't really care how they look. I specifically use ones designed not to alter the way the music sounds, but to just reduce it to manageable levels. I don't know if they are the best ones in this class but they work.

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Darren Vong Author

Yeah I use them for the exact purpose rather than trying to alter the sound in any way.

These seem to look a bit more discreet too, will have to do some research on this!

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Scott Simontis

I've been meaning to start. Hearing loss already runs in my family and I do enough damage with the badass sound system in my car. With outdoor shows I don't feel the need because I prefer to hang back a distance, but for indoor shows, I really have no excuse.

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Marcos Theophilo Gobbi Adamczuk

I guess people are afraid to look uncool

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Darren Vong Author

I feel that's literally it, apart from any other practical reasons that I couldn't think of 😅

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Gaffen • Edited

I probably should but don't... I regularly perform at loud music events near to a drum kit. My drummer does but I get paranoid about not hearing if we're making mistakes or not.

Apart from that, disorganisation mainly - I even have my own earplugs somewhere but have never worn them 😅

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Jesus Macedo

I never thought about this before and I've never seen people using earplugs but it actually makes sense to protect the hearing in this way.

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Lokimin

Now many people have difficulties to attend the concerts because often there is too loud music and that is why it is so important and should be done now so that it felt as little as possible. That's why they have invented even special and very multifunctional in fact Best Earplugs For Concerts systemofyoursafety.com/best-earplu... , you can read about them and even pick out for yourself what you like best. I found there one of the kits that I still use today. That's why I think it will be useful for everyone who likes silence, not the terrible noise around. Do you know it?