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Old 09-08-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
Nate Van Dyk
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Hearing Protection

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...956737?v=glance

Anybody ever tried ear plugs like these?

The decibal reduction is a bit lower than your standard earplugs, but supposedly they also allow you to still hear the more definite frequencies.

Anybody know any products like these or other similar hearing protection devices?

I've been lax about this in the last year but with all the 'loud' playing and band practices I'm doing right now, I have no choice but to get on this issue if I still want to have my hearing in top condition 10-30 years from now.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:41 AM   #2
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there's no image on the site about the ear plugs.


i'm only using industrial ear plugs you can get at any hardware store.

yeah protect your ears coz hearing damage will occur even after a year or two of non-stop drumming without any protection.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:40 AM   #3
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Sorry to come in sideways on this topic but my band mates have noticed a big difference in the way their ears feel at the end of a gig since I've started to use Gen-X Meinl crashes. We sit in the most dangerous spot, ear level ( most of the time ) W/cymbals like crashes and chinas! In ear systems are flat out the best way to hear "everything" at a very low volume by plugging the ear. Use SOMETHING! Or..... buy a longer band EQ!

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:02 PM   #4
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those earplugs are good...I can't use them, because they itch when they are in my ears. They are good in that it brings everything down, as opposed to foam plugs, which take off most of the high end. They are not good in that there still will be some high end coming into them, and will still hurt your ears in large amounts.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #5
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thats one problem i have... i hate earplugs...and in concequence , im going def

and its a viscious cycle.... cuz the less u can hear the less ur gonna wanna use ear protection so u can hear wats going on :P .... pretty bad huh
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:14 PM   #6
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Those look like swimmers ear plugs. For me the foam plugs are just more comfortable over the course of a 3 or 4 hour band practice. Right now I'm using the 33db plugs, they are a bit fatter than the 29 or 31db plugs. I also have some custom molded plugs with the 25db filters, but after so many years of hearing the 'foam plug' sound of uneven attenuation, I don't like the sound the custom ones have.

Bostic's rule of thumb for metal drumming. If your ears don't ring after three rimshots, you're not playing loud enough.
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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rules to live by!
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:53 AM   #8
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i concur Sir Bostic!
although sometimes i'm glad i'm not out there atleast not too much
playing as loud as i can.

cleavages rules!

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