Best Earplugs for Musicians
During an infamous interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Jeff Beck (one of the guitarist in Yardbirds) begins to rant angrily about his hearing damage. He said: “yes, it’s in my left ear. It’s excruciating… I mean, it’s the worst thing ’cause it’s not…it never…it does go away – it’s not true to say that it doesn’t but, uhh…it doesn’t…the doctors say it won’t… it isn’t actually going away – you’ve just gotta suppress…they try to come to terms with what it actually…why some people fear it – that’s the psychology behind it. They know it’s there but why is it such a horrible sound? Well, you can say why a guy is scratching at a window with his nails such a horrible sound – I couldn’t put up with that! This is worse!” Sadly, there is nothing special about Jeff Beck’s story. Musicians have been suffering from tinnitus for as long as there has been tinnitus. Zooming out a bit, we know that about 50 million US citizens suffer from tinnitus to varying degrees.
What’s to be done about this epidemic? Should musicians stop playing music loudly? Of course not, however there is a solution: Vibes Hi-Fidelity earplugs. Unlike traditional foam earplugs that block and muffle sound, Vibes filter sound. They give a balanced experience to playing live music. Using specially designed sound tubes that balance sound waves, and sound-enhancing acoustic filters that reduce decibel levels, Vibes earplugs allow you to protect your hearing health. They also allow musicians to stay comfortable in loud environments which they frequent that would otherwise cause discomfort and hearing damage. If Jeff Beck has been wearing Vibes, he may have avoided the “horrible sounds” that hearing damage can cause later in life.
Some musicians worry that they won’t be able to hear their own playing if they wear earplugs. This isn’t the case with Vibes ear plugs as they create a more balanced, controlled listening experience. They turn down the volume without losing any of the quality of sound.
A rock star may sounds like a dream job come to life, but if rock musicians aren’t careful this profession could lead to permanent ear damage due to the high noise decibels of a concert (some shows being more than 120dB.) If a musician wants any longevity to their career of playing music, they need to wear hearing protection. So why not just buy a pair of cheap foam earplugs? Well first of all: do you want to look like a person who has ugly foam ear plugs sticking awkwardly out of your ears? Didn’t think so. While foam earplugs have an unsightly look, Vibes Hi-Fiedlity earplugs are discreet, so much so that people won’t even notice you’re wearing earplugs.