Ear plugs for gigs


#1

Anyone wear them? Can you recommend any good ones? Reckon it’s time I started looking after maself so I can continue to enjoy this wonderful thing we all love called music well into my later years


#2

ER-20s. <3


#3

^this is what I use


#4

Really, really should but I’m stupid and lazy and don’t deserve good health.


#5

after every gig, I swear I’ll get them, finally getting my arse in gear


#6

Yep. Like @colinzealuk says. Don’t even bother getting anything else.


#7

I have a pair of these which I have literally never put into my ears, I kind of think the act of owning them is in and of itself good enough to save my hearing.


#8

sweet, seems like these are the gold standard then? problem solved


#9

Swore to myself after Tim Hecker at St John at Hackney last year that I would get some. If anything I’ve just stopped going to gigs :cry:


#10

Get the fancy ones by all means but don’t go to another gig without earplugs.


#11

These are amazing. They also come in different sizes. My ear canal’s are SUPER narrow so the smaller kids ones are a dream.

Mogwai gave me tinnitus as a teen, which got worse in my early 20s after I didn’t continue with earplugs, but since using them - it’s stayed the same. Which is manageable.


#12

I didn’t realise there were other sizes, the ones I bought are too large for my ears and are uncomfortable.

I’ve been using cheap 3M rubber ones like these for years.


#13

I bought some for Mogwai a few years ago. I haven’t been to a particularly loud gig since then so I’ve not used them much.


#14

I got a pair of these after seeing Lighting Bolt at the Luminaire and f**king my ears for about 3 days.

Well, probably did permanent damage, but the ringing went on for 3 days.


#15

I wouldn’t say that they are the gold standard (moulded ones are better), but if you’re just going to gigs, rather than working in music, then they’re the best bet.