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« on: January 30, 2011, 07:13:05 PM »

So I went to hear Johnny Winter last night. I haven't been to see an all electric band in over ten years and my ears are ringing today!  Don't know why they need it that loud but in the future I'll have to take something to tone it down to protect my hearing and be able to enjoy more of the concert.
 
Any recommendations for hearing aids that don't eliminate quality but just lowers the volume?

Many thanks for your consideration.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 08:06:48 PM »

I find the little foam earplugs that you twist in your fingers, stick in your ears and they expand to work great.

I know what you mean about it being to loud, I have sat right in front of the mixer before and wondered what they were thinking. It is usually  distorted at that volume and doesn't sound as good as it could.   I recall it was either the Doobie Bros the Allman Bros that was like that.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 02:34:54 PM »

bearsville, at the risk of this sounding like a commercial, the company I work for makes Musician's earplugs, which do exactly what you ask- lower the volume, but they don't sacrifice the quality.

All foam type earplugs attenuate the mid and high frequencies much more than low frequencies.  That's why things sound muffled when you use them; including music.

However, musician's earplugs attenuate all frequencies evenly - it just sounds like someone turned down the volume.

Here's a link for you:  http://www.westonemusicproducts.com/hearing-protection-products

I use the custom model with a 15 dB filter in them.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 05:40:17 AM »

Hey Scott that's exactly what I had in mind. So glad to know they exist. I put some in my cart at Amazon for the next time. Much obliged to you! Sure wish I had some last Saturday, the loudness definitely took away some of the fun.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 04:56:43 PM »

I still use cotton balls.Though those plug's look interesting.
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