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Old 05-16-2018, 10:34 AM
MME MME is offline
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I do not play any loud music anymore,just country and big band ,
no amps.just a small pa for vocals.My question is,where can I find a ear plug that at least looks normal,not one of those bright yellow or orange one you get at a Motorhead concert.I got teased a lot for having ear plugs but did not have the ringing for days after a show.It saved my hearing in the long run.ThanksMatt
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:51 AM
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I used the bright yellow ones, but I know there are skin colored ones out there.



The best thing I did was use a small mixer & ear buds instead of using a monitor. You control the volume and you can hear everything better than with plugs. You can also run a click to your mixer that way.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:39 PM
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Are you in the US? If so, go to Walgreens or CVS and they'll have flesh tone earplugs in the ear/hearing section.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:38 PM
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I'll trade a little ribbing for having my hearing back any day of the week, and twice on Sunday. Tinnitus is a *****.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:12 AM
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I'll trade a little ribbing for having my hearing back any day of the week, and twice on Sunday. Tinnitus is a *****.
Agreed!!!!
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:51 PM
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Double agree on ear protection I am paying the price with tinnitus every moment that I am awake irunaboxfan on high-speed to fall asleep at night
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:00 PM
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Double agree on ear protection I am paying the price with tinnitus every moment that I am awake irunaboxfan on high-speed to fall asleep at night
Your world is never silent, is it?
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:12 PM
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Almost never I try to mentally block it off as best I can
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:59 AM
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Whenever I mow the lawn, use any kind of power tool, or basically do anything that's louder than a normal conversation, I use earplugs. Otherwise, everything starts to sound like broken glass in my head.
On the bright side, I do like the way my drums sound thru earplugs and muffs....kind of pre-eq'd.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:27 AM
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I use Etymotic plugs. They are cheap and work great - they don't so much muffle the noise, rather they just turn it down whilst retaining all the tonal qualities (they just take a bit of the hiss outta my hih-hats).
The only regret I have is not getting them earlier - I already managed to damage my hearing a bit and I'm way too young for that - and forgetting to take them with me to that WW2 re-enactment thing... I'm probably gonna hear the echoes of my submachine gun forever...
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