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Musicians Earplugs

April 6, 2015

If you are a musician, more likely than not you believe that protecting your hearing is of utmost importance. With any amount of hearing loss, the fidelity of the sound of any instrument may change. But, there’s just something to be said about experiencing the music in its full form, unhindered by a volume dial or a set of earplugs. In a way, it’s a “catch 22.” Many audiophiles (music lovers) like to have the volume at a high level in order to experience the music to its fullest. But by having the volume turned up, you may be placing your hearing in jeopardy.

An easy solution, besides turning the volume down, is to wear earplugs. There are many different brands of earplugs that can be purchased over-the-counter and there are several different types of custom-made earplugs, as well. But ordinary earplugs change the sound quality of the music. The goal of wearing earplugs is to shut out as much sound as possible. By doing so, earplugs significantly decrease the high frequency sounds, which means that you hear mostly the mid and low frequency sounds. The high frequency sounds are the most important for the clarity of speech. As a result, decreasing the high frequencies can cause voices to be difficult to understand and music can sound distorted, as if you were listening under water.

The type of sound you can experience with Musicians earplugs can solve this issue. Musicians earplugs reduce the volume of the music without distorting the sound. It’s as if you have a built-in volume control. The nuances of the music are left intact. And so is your hearing. When the sound is turned down, you can still experience the music to its fullest without causing damage to the very delicate hair cells of the cochlea in the inner ear. Such damage can be permanent.

Here’s the great part about Musicians earplugs…

Musician playing violin isolated on blackMusicians earplugs are not just for musicians! Suppose you like to enjoy music at concerts but you don’t play an instrument or you live or work in a very noisy environment. Musicians earplugs decrease sound without interfering with your ability to understand conversational speech or distorting the music you love to listen to. Instead, the full range of the sound is unhindered; it’s just at a softer volume level. The softer volume level is the key to protecting your hearing for years to come.

Musicians earplugs have filters with varying levels of decibel (volume) decrease. Whether you need a lot of protection from noise or just want sounds to be decreased slightly, there is a choice of filters to fit your listening needs. Musicians plugs can be custom molded to your ears, as well, allowing for comfortable long-term wear.

Whether you are a music lover who is concerned about protecting your hearing or just want your world to be slightly less noisy, Musicians earplugs offer an inexpensive way to enjoy your world on your terms. Call our office to make an appointment for a free consultation today.