How many times have you walked out of an event and had your ears ringing? How many times have you had to say WHAAAAT in reply to someone? How many times have you just had a random ringing sound in your ears? Never? You’re in good shape, take care of your hearing now so those things do not become an issue. If you’ve had those things happen than you know the important of keeping what hearing you have instead of losing even more.
The first thing many people think when it comes to ear plugs is that you’re going to hear music so why block it? They don’t block it, they just lower the dangerous volumes that’ll do damage. You don’t have to keep them in all the time but as you get closer to the front of a stage and closer to the speakers they’ll help out. They’re also great if you plan to go to any clubs.
What kind should you get? There’s a lot of different options ranging from professional fit to pieces of foam you twist and insert. The smart move is to check with your health insurance provider and see if they cover the profesional fit ones. You’ll go to a hearing specialist, they’ll take a mold of your ear and make a perfect fitting pair. If you don’t have that luxury here’s a simple pair of earplugs recommended in a recent EDC reddit thread that are only $12 – http://amzn.to/ZNxzFT.
You may think your hearing is fine but after you’ve spent another five to ten years in front of speakers you’ll wish you had followed this advice!