What are the benefits of musicians earplugs?
Musician’s earplugs are custom made. They fit better than conventional, over the counter earplugs, and they are easy to take in and out.
Also – and perhaps most noticeably important to the wearer – musicians earplugs help protect hearing without compromising music or sound. Flat attenuation preserves the fidelity of music — the relationship between the bass and high frequencies are not altered.
Can people who aren’t musicians benefit from musician’s earplugs?
Yes! Though specifically made for musicians and industry professionals, their custom design allows for wide use across many different fields. Keep in mind, though, that these earplugs are intended to keep sound at safe levels as well as preserve the sound’s quality. For earplugs that block out the most sound and frequencies, we recommend looking into other options.
Custom musician earplugs, however, are often safer than foam, disposable earplugs.
What type of musician’s earplugs are there?
There are many different types of musicians earplugs. Which version you opt for depends on your needs. Drummers, for instance, will opt for an earplug that has a higher rating of intensity reduction.
Ear monitors – while not quite earplugs – are also popular with musicians. Ear monitors block out the harmful levels of sound around you while also transmitting a softer, attenuated sound into your ears.
At REM Audiology we offer and fit for Etyomatic earplugs, and several brands of Ear monitors.
Our website has more info about both.