Have you ever experienced the ringing in your ears after a night out? That’s called tinnitus. An annoying high-pitched sound, which can last up to 5 minutes, which is your body signaling that something is wrong, and that you should probably protect your ears. Tinnitus develops through exposure to ongoing noise, which damages the tiny sensory hair cells in our inner ear.
In general, sounds above 85dB are harmful; rock concerts can reach up to 120–129dB. If you are listening to music at around 100dB, you should restrict your exposure to 15 mins maximum. Obviously, rock concerts and music performances can go on for hours – so in order to continue enjoying the music without damaging our ears, the best solution is to wear earplugs!
One common misconception about earplugs is that they completely block out the sound around you, leaving it muffled and expressionless. Luckily for us, technology has come a long way. These days, a pair of quality earplugs will allow you to enjoy floor tickets to a rock metal concert or playing Fortissimo on your violin, without reducing the quality of the sound you experience.
With these earplugs, users can enjoy music at rock concerts, clubs, or live music shows without experiencing muting, muffling, or distortion of higher frequencies while wearing the filters.
This company specializes in re-moldable earplugs and have been making custom earplugs for years. Decibullz aims for “true, tuned, and flat attenuation that reduces loud noises evenly across all frequencies to safe levels.”
Etymotic Research was the first company to ever look into noise-isolation high-fidelity in-ear earphones way back in 1991. Today, they remain one of the leading brands when it comes to noise isolation. These earplugs are perfect for moderately loud environments.
One of the most talked and reviewed earplugs. Loop is known for its unique design.
These are our favorite for a reason. The emphasis on precise material use and minimal design keeps the product light and comfortable for all-day wear.
Minuendo uses a membrane technology that mimics nature and behaves like a second eardrum. To add, users are protected while still being able to hear natural high-fidelity sound. Its rotating volume slider manual adjustment is between 7 – 25dB.
Minuendo earplugs could be used as part of the treatment by gradually opening up the earplugs over time. No other earplugs exist that have this stepless variability.
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