View Poll Results: how often do you wear earplugs at concerts?

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  • never

    133 39.12%
  • usually never, but I'll make the odd exception

    85 25.00%
  • 25%

    18 5.29%
  • 50%

    29 8.53%
  • 75%

    42 12.35%
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    WHAT?
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    GO FUCK YOURSELF! Old people...

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    Etymotics have been great for me. Interested in a custom pair...

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    Customs are amazing. Also great because you can change filters depending on environment.

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    I use non-disposable Hear-os, and they are pretty good. Customs cost like $150+, don't they?
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    Yup

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    I ran into theses guys while working the NAMM show
    http://www.earasers.net/
    I worked all four days in the TRX Cymbals booth and went to see Muse at Staples Saturday night and my hearing and voice were intact come Monday morning. These are the flattest attenuation I've heard in a non fitted earplug. Quite comfortable too!

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    I go to concerts all the time and there's never been a time wear my ears hurt from the sound but then again I might've already f'd up my hearing to begin with since I'm always wearing headphones full blast. But on the positive side, I don't care much for what anyone has to say anyway, so it's not really a negative. Plus kinda feels like it defeats the purpose of a concert, unless you're literally next to the stage or the performers themselves you really shouldnt NEED them.

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    Your hearing has definitely already suffered.

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    Yeah it has to have. Would be weird if it didnt.

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    I forgot to bring my pair of earplugs last night for Quicksand and now I'm suffering. Definitely need them for the next couple days Oh and next week for Swans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by korbinn View Post
    Yeah it has to have. Weird be if it didnt.
    yep, only use while camping. Not during the music.

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    Definitely gonna get some since I plan on being up front for Dinosaur Jr. I was also like 75% deaf until i was five, my hearing was equivalent to that under water. All i remember is many nights with excruciating pain and blood coming out of my ears. I had many surgeries on them (don't know what kind) so i'm pretty good now, although all my friends do make fun of me for saying WHAT? all the time. I don't even notice it aha.

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    I only wear mine at at festivals when you are exposed to loud music for 6+ hours at a time. 20 bucks on amazon, well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEELS View Post
    Definitely gonna get some since I plan on being up front for Dinosaur Jr. I was also like 75% deaf until i was five, my hearing was equivalent to that under water. All i remember is many nights with excruciating pain and blood coming out of my ears. I had many surgeries on them (don't know what kind) so i'm pretty good now, although all my friends do make fun of me for saying WHAT? all the time. I don't even notice it aha.
    Sad. Your parents should have taken you to the doctors well before your middle ear fluid built up so much that your eardrums burst from the pressure. Pressure Equalization tubes were probably inserted eventually, but still. Much of it was preventable - as is hearing loss due to loud noise.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Alpine-Hearing...ords=ear+plugs

    Just ordered these for Coachella.

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    I've said it in here numerous times, but I highly recommend investing in a pair of customs if you go to shows all the time. They literally just take out the bad stuff and knock the dB levels down (variable amounts, depending upon the filters you use with them.) Everything else sounds exactly how it would without plugs. Well worth the ~$180 to get them made if you play or attend shows.

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    For those with customs, where did you get them (link if online please)?
    Trying to see what the best/most popular customs are so I can get some.
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    Not really possible to get customs online. You need to find a local audiologist who will inject a substance into your ears to get a mold, then sent off to factory. Look on the etymotic site, they may have a list of providers near you. Many ENT docs have an audiologist on staff as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    Not really possible to get customs online. You need to find a local audiologist who will inject a substance into your ears to get a mold, then sent off to factory. Look on the etymotic site, they may have a list of providers near you. Many ENT docs have an audiologist on staff as well.
    Awesome, thanks.

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    Default Re: earplugs?

    earplugs also muffle the chatter of obnoxious concert goers around you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    earplugs also muffle the chatter of obnoxious concert goers around you.
    They really do. And the high pitched shrieks from obnoxious girls that are often louder than the band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    earplugs also muffle the chatter of obnoxious concert goers around you.
    Not always. I could still hear the obnoxious girl behind me during Bat For Lashes who wouldn't shut the hell up while she was waiting for Major Lazy, I mean, Lazer.
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