ear plugs?

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  1. technic1210

    technic1210 ''VINYL VINYL VINYL''

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    any1 here actually use these to prevent hearing damage?i heard they dont affect volume but find it hard to believe,anyone recomend some round 15 20 quid mark,and do yours effect volume??
     
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    i would rather just have my ears destroyed and feel the full impact lol
     
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    motion audio Active Member

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    Fuck that, hearing damage isnt nice.
     
  5. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    you can get cheap ones that will just block out a load of the noise reducing the quality. You can get custom made earplugs for like 200quid - they'll fit perectly into your ear and they'll only reduce the "bad" frequencies meanoing you loose no quality and little actual volume - essentially they amplify all the bits you want i guess
     
  6. motion audio

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    The plugs your on about are known as "flat attenuation" plugs. They dont reduce only certain frequencies, the whole point of them is that they aim to reduce ALL frequencies by the same amount (hence the name). Theyre designed with musicians/engineers in mind, where volume reduction is needed to protect hearing, but cant be at the cost of uneven response.
     
  7. Elacin ER15's are the ones all the pros use. i've got some 9db filters too to put in when the club's monitors are less powerful than usual. They will set you back about £165 but its a small investment to protect your hearing. Too many people get Tinitus (permanent ringing in your ears) which deteriorates over time. A hearing specialist takes a mould of your ears and send the moulds away to be make so that they mirror your ear canal for a perfect fit. These are flat attenuation so you get a reduced db flat response of the sound you hear.[​IMG]

    Here's where most people get them http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.audiorelief.co.uk/shop/images/black%2520%26%2520white%2520er15.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.audiorelief.co.uk/shop/product_info.php%3FcPath%3D37%26products_id%3D100&usg=__IaQSJQ-o0_wGrxy9VUjQ4qx17Ps=&h=545&w=799&sz=64&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=LXaRMzV6DumG1M:&tbnh=98&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Der15%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1
     
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    I wore plugs to fabric the other day for the first time (only the free ones they give out), I took them out for about a minute with Spectrasoul in room 2 and I couldn't believe how fucking much it hurt my ears. It kinda made me realise how bad my ears must be without them, scared me about how easy it is for them to be damaged.
     
  9. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    Can't you get them customs on the NHS?
    or am i thinking about something else.
     
  10. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    yeah i heard that actually - might have to look into that i could really do with saving 165 quid!
     
  11. I think you would have to seriously blag your GP. Hats off to whoever does. :)
     
  12. nafe1

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    its definatly a good idea, 1 trip to one nation has buggered my hearing haha
    the worst thing about damaged hearing is that you dont realise its getting bad till its too late.
    in the club you will still get that lovely feeling of bass through your body, nothing will take that away just a little less volume
     
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    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    This rave last week killed my ears, I badly want a good pair to use when I go out. Whats the best sort for casual wear for nightclubs? Or is it just best to fork out top buck for the best
     
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    dnbkingz bollocks

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    I rekon if you had a genuine concern for your hearing they woldn't be able to say no.
    Everyone likes going out and listening to music on a big rig, no matter what genre.

    It's like frequenting a cheese club and picking up tinnitus by listening to pokerface at 10000 decibels lol.

    I've been to metal gigs in the past that have fucked my hearing up for a good three/four days. And it wasn't until after the gig, on the bus home (where shit's at a normal level) that i realised that annoying hum/ring. Ah to be 15 again lol.







    I rekon for casual use, it'd be alright to grab a cheap pair (say, £10-£20) But if you're DJ'n or fequent raves on the regs, it might be better to fork out for the big boys.

    I'm no expert tho, my hearing is cunted and i'm only 20 lol. Should really invest myself...
     
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    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Its a very good idea to protect your hearing as club level music will destroy it over time. I recommend these, they are cheap and do the job very well. Stick at using them every time you go out and you will wonder how you ever did without them.
    http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR226585
     
  17. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    had this during a limewax set. Was standing in the front, jesus christ, jammed the things right back up there!
     
  18. co0ke

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    i have been reading a lot on here about this subject and was pretty sure i was gonna go with some 130 quid professional ones cos i dont want to lose any of the music, obviously it would be good to spend 20 instead. can u still hear everything clearly with these ones?
     
  19. motion audio

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    Most earplugs will do the trick, even cheap foam ones, its just a case of how they affect the sound.

    Worth remembering that anything with an SPL of over 90db can be dangerous after a few hours, up that to 100db and its dangerous after just an hour or two (maybe quicker depending on the person). Anything over the 110-120db mark doesnt really have a safe listening time, its just dangerous full stop!

    When you think an average chainsaw is around the 100db mark at a few meters away, it puts it into persective how easy it is to damage your ears.
     
  20. co0ke

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    ye ye thats what im trying to find out from this guy, cos if the sound is clear on these then why bother paying an extra oner for some pro ones?