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    Default For those who wear ear plugs at Coachella ...

    You wont hear it like it is and anyway ... if not the music of Coachella,
    what else are you saving your ears for?
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    Default Re: For those who wear ear plugs at Coachella ...

    So she has somthin to hold onto!

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    Look at the scientific and medical literature. Amplified sound exposure can cause irreparable damage to the auditory system.

    I use a pair of relatively inexpensive (~$10-20) high-fidelity plugs that bring the decibel level down but maintain the integrity of the sound. You hear the whole range. At times when I remove them in the middle of a show I am shocked by how unnecessarily loud the environment gets.

    It may make you look like a square to some folks but there is nothing cool about being in your 20's and having to say "What?" every other sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryclopse View Post
    Look at the scientific and medical literature. Amplified sound exposure can cause irreparable damage to the auditory system.

    I use a pair of relatively inexpensive (~$10-20) high-fidelity plugs that bring the decibel level down but maintain the integrity of the sound. You hear the whole range. At times when I remove them in the middle of a show I am shocked by how unnecessarily loud the environment gets.

    It may make you look like a square to some folks but there is nothing cool about being in your 20's and having to say "What?" every other sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryclopse View Post
    Look at the scientific and medical literature. Amplified sound exposure can cause irreparable damage to the auditory system.

    I use a pair of relatively inexpensive (~$10-20) high-fidelity plugs that bring the decibel level down but maintain the integrity of the sound. You hear the whole range. At times when I remove them in the middle of a show I am shocked by how unnecessarily loud the environment gets.

    It may make you look like a square to some folks but there is nothing cool about being in your 20's and having to say "What?" every other sentence.
    One of the things I've noticed with decibel-reducing earplugs is that it reduces the crowd noise almost to oblivion. Since part of what I enjoy about the festival experience is the crowd, this took some getting used to when I first started wearing earplugs; but now it's kinda nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrael View Post
    One of the things I've noticed with decibel-reducing earplugs is that it reduces the crowd noise almost to oblivion. Since part of what I enjoy about the festival experience is the crowd, this took some getting used to when I first started wearing earplugs; but now it's kinda nice.
    I was the same way at first, but now I LOVE that! No more annoying squealing girls, no more chitter chatter from people there to socialize instead of listen. Sometimes I feel like I am having my own personal concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryclopse View Post
    It may make you look like a square to some folks but there is nothing cool about being in your 20's and having to say "What?" every other sentence.
    I'm in my mid-20's and I've noticed that I do this a lot, now I never go to a festival/show without earplugs. Etymotic makes some great earplugs at an affordable price. I've been using them for a year now and have no complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryclopse View Post
    Look at the scientific and medical literature. Amplified sound exposure can cause irreparable damage to the auditory system.

    I use a pair of relatively inexpensive (~$10-20) high-fidelity plugs that bring the decibel level down but maintain the integrity of the sound. You hear the whole range. At times when I remove them in the middle of a show I am shocked by how unnecessarily loud the environment gets.

    It may make you look like a square to some folks but there is nothing cool about being in your 20's and having to say "What?" every other sentence.
    I'm not even 30 and my ears are doing pretty bad... With having ear-infections all the time as a kid, being born slightly deaf, going skydiving last year and busting my eardrum, I will DEFINITELY be wearing my earplugs. Let someone say something to me...

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    yeah, you look like a dork but the high fidelity plugs are super damn awesome. you can hear people talk around you while its going on... it actually sounds better i think naturally vibrations conflict with each other too and you still maintain the integrity/quality.

    and the moment after a show when you normally spend 6 minutes yelling about what to do next is accomplished by 'follow me!'

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    Add me to the mid-30's with fucked up hearing list. I have tinnitus due to numerous concerts in my 20s which I though was going to be nothing more than a loud ring that same night. I can ignore it most of the day but in dead silence it's nerve wracking and even a little sad to know I will never stop hearing "that".

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    I can only guess that what Dede' means is if I were to lose my hearing, what better way to jump off the cliffs of auditory life than at Coachella, right?

    True it's nice to go out on top, but it's not like I only use my hearing at concerts.


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    So she has somthin to hold onto!
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    Default Re: For those who wear ear plugs at Coachella ...

    I'm 37 and spent a great majority of my life at concerts not wearing ear plugs.

    I can barely hear.
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    Default Re: For those who wear ear plugs at Coachella ...

    worst, uneducated thread...

    as ryclopse said:

    "high-fidelity plugs that bring the decibel level down but maintain the integrity of the sound."

    I go to shows weekly and plan to for my entire life, when your unable to hear in a few years get use to watching those badass interpreters on the stages..

    Now to the people that just put foam plugs in their ears, i do feel sorry for you that must sound like mush, i got a pair of hi-fi ones on amazon for like 20 bucks shipped. There are even cheaper ones if you so desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fibes View Post
    worst, uneducated thread...
    No shit.

    Tell me OP, when you go outside, do you wear sunglasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    I'm 37 and spent a great majority of my life at concerts not wearing ear plugs.

    I can barely hear.
    I'm 20 and have spent the majority of my young adult life in front of DJ monitors or at loud concerts.

    I can't hear shit either, it's really frightening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    I'm 37 and spent a great majority of my life at concerts not wearing ear plugs.

    I can barely hear.
    I'm 35 and my ENT just confirmed I have upper register hearing loss (presumably from way too many concerts without ear plugs). The only thing I really have trouble hearing...? Music. :/

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    Default Re: For those who wear ear plugs at Coachella ...

    I have some custom made ones that I purchased for 150 and I love them. They have lasted for years and I can hear great/enjoy the music.

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    Any specific recommendations, anyone? Either a link, or is this something I can find at my local Best Buy?
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    i have THESE. they are cheap and they work really well.
    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LickTheLizzard View Post
    i have THESE. they are cheap and they work really well.
    Just purchased a pair (standard size, not the large size that you linked). Hopefully I'll get them by Wednesday so I can use em' at EDC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManImCool View Post
    Just purchased a pair (standard size, not the large size that you linked). Hopefully I'll get them by Wednesday so I can use em' at EDC.
    What's EDC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LickTheLizzard View Post
    i have THESE. they are cheap and they work really well.
    I purchased 2 sets!
    I can't wait to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LickTheLizzard View Post
    i have THESE. they are cheap and they work really well.
    Trust the ear plug crowd -- I have the same ones as his link above (Etymotic brand). They're not custom made but are great -- you hear everything clearly, just won't go deaf in the process. Foam ones suck -- don't even bother.

    I learned the hard way my first night w/o plugs -- got no sleep b/c my ears were ringing so bad. Not a good way to start off the weekend.

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    ^didn't mean to link the large ones. you kinda have to position them right to make them work the way you want to. they can make it louder or quieter depending on how you place them in your ear.

    i started to temporarily lose hearing in my right ear after every show i went to. the thought of losing my hearing scares the shit out of me. i've worn ear plugs ever since.
    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

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    I really need to start.

    Anyone ever seen It's All Gone Pete Tong? Great movie about hearing loss. It's fictional, but it's really awesome.


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    love that movie.
    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    For Linkin Park this is kind of embarrassing, but this song would be great live if you just wanna have fun and grind on a girl.
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    I should have brought business cards to Coachella, since I currently work for a hearing aid company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucketofpower View Post
    No shit.

    Tell me OP, when you go outside, do you wear sunglasses?

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    Ha! yes, but I take them off if I'm looking at the the real good stuff.

    I've never worn ear plugs at gigs and I've never suffered anything more than mild ringing afterwards.
    That said I'm not daft enough to stand 6 feet from the p.a.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dede' Arneaux View Post
    Ha! yes, but I take them off if I'm looking at the the real good stuff.

    I've never worn ear plugs at gigs and I've never suffered anything more than mild ringing afterwards.
    That said I'm not daft enough to stand 6 feet from the p.a.

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    enormous donkey cock
    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    For Linkin Park this is kind of embarrassing, but this song would be great live if you just wanna have fun and grind on a girl.
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