If You Go to Concerts, You Need Earplugs. Here’s a Suggestion.

There no good that can come of exposing your poor ears to painfully loud music. Once you’re hearing starts to degrade, it’ll never, ever come back. Best protect your hearing while you.

I have a set of custom-fitted earplugs that I always take with me to shows. They not only cut down on the sound pressure levels, but they also filter out all the unwanted echo and venue-generated reverb as well as some of the shrieking high frequencies.

On those occasions when I find myself without my custom plugs, I’ll use the foam ones you can get at drugstores–or, in some cases, the ones handed out for free at the show itself.

If you’re looking for some ear protection that’s a little more sophisticated, you might want to look at a pair of Dubs. Read about them at TechCrunch. (Thanks to Peter for the tip.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 thoughts on “If You Go to Concerts, You Need Earplugs. Here’s a Suggestion.

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  • Nice idea. I’ve been going to shows for more than 20 years and I regret not wear earplugs for the first 10 years.
    And these look much nicer than the big yellow pool noodles that all the young guys mock me for wearing.

  • If the volume is too loud, and if you happen to forget, or fail to have earplugs, a tiny bit of tissue rolled into a small ball will work just as well


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