Hi guys, after many years of attending concerts without any hearing protection, I’ve now come to a point where I want to preserve what’s left. Actually, the doctor says my hearing is excellent for my age (35), so I’d like to keep it that way.
So I was wondering if you can recommend any specific ear plugs for concerts, which keep the sound as natural as possible. Any hints and tips are much appreciated!
Very wise. I wish I had done that in my youth. Instead, I remember seeing Black Sabbath on 3 consecutive nights with no protection, back in the ‘70s . . many others too. Have a look at Hearing protection – Elacin as well - I find them effective and comfortable, without detracting too much from the energy of the live experience.
I have 2 pairs, one from Etymotic and one from Westone. The Westone is better but I hear myself talk in my head. The Etymotic don’t attenuate as well but are more natural. These things are relatively inexpensive. Get a couple pairs and test until you find best balance of enjoyment / attenuation.
This also reminds me I need to buy a couple more and leave them in the car. I will randomly end-up somewhere with a band, didn’t know there was a band, and really wish I had left a pair in the car.