Music festivals and raves wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for heavy-duty speakers and good sound system teams. EDM wouldn’t be electronic dance music if it wasn’t blasted on speakers so everyone could dance and sing together. Would an Excision set be the same if it weren’t for 225,000-watts of heavy bass and dubstep hitting your eardrums? Most definitely not! Although it’s good to live in the moment, it is also important to be aware of the potential side effects of loud music and sounds if you are not using earplugs for music.
Table of Contents:
- Earplugs for Music Frequently Asked Questions
- When is Music Too Loud?
- What are Music Earplugs?
- How are These Earplugs Different From Regular Earplugs?
- What are the Benefits of Wearing Them?
- How Do you Wear Them?
- 5 Simple Steps to Put on Music Earplugs
Music Earplugs Frequently Asked Questions
When Is Music Too Loud?
Sounds become harmful to the ear when they reach around 85 decibels (dB). Most concerts and EDM festivals reach levels of 100-140 decibels (dB) where hearing damage can easily and quickly happen. Have you ever experienced ringing in your ears after a concert? Believe it or not – that’s slight damage to your hearing. Music earplugs are designed to protect your hearing. They work by dampening and evenly distributing sound waves across all frequencies which prevents your cochlea from becoming flattened or over-stimulated.
What Are Music Earplugs?
Music earplugs not to be confused with standard earplugs! These are earplugs that are specifically designed to protect against hearing issues caused by exposure to loud sounds such as noise-induced hearing loss. They reduce noise and volume while also ensuring accurate and clear sounds.
How Are Music Earplugs Different From Regular Earplugs?
Music earplugs are designed to ensure accurate and true sound, also known as high fidelity. Hearing music through music earplugs sounds exactly how it would in an ear without an earplug, but at a lower and safer loudness level. Standard store-bought earplugs muffle sounds and can make it hard to hear clearly. Unlike store-bought earplugs, music earplugs provide hearing protection while also achieving a crisp clear sound experience at a lower volume.
What Are The Benefits of Wearing Music Earplugs?
When it comes to protecting your ears, music earplugs are worth the investment. Listening to music at a high volume is a risk to your hearing and can cause serious problems to your ears including irreversible conditions. Oftentimes many musicians are seen to develop audio-related issues such as tinnitus and hearing loss. To help prevent these issues, music earplugs can provide you with hearing protection, noise reduction, and performance enhancement.
How Do You Wear Music Earplugs?
Music earplugs can look a bit confusing at first however they are extremely simple to use! They are soft, light, and very easy and comfortable to wear! Everyone’s ears are slightly different so some people may have an easier time adjusting their earplugs than others. It is a good idea to try on your earplugs a few times before going out so you can get comfortable with how they feel in your ears.
5 Simple Steps To Put On Music Earplugs:
The most important part of wearing music earplugs is to make sure they are properly positioned in your ear so you can easily and safely insert and remove them.
- Start by using your index finger and thumb to pinch the back of the plug.
- To make sure your earplug is inserted straight, use your other hand to gently pull up and back on your outer ear to straighten your ear canal.
- Insert your earplug while using your other hand to gently pull up and back on your outer ear. Wiggle the earplug back and forth a little and gently apply pressure while inserting until it feels comfortably snug.
- Once you have inserted the earplug, pull up on the ear to straighten the ear canal again to guarantee a proper fit.
- Make sure to not over-insert the earplug to avoid damaging your ear.
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Juliet Norelli has been a part of the rave community for 10 years. She shares her knowledge through writing to give helpful tips and advice to all ravers.