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Title: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: justinguitar on November 21, 2013, 10:15:45 am
Lesson Link: http://justinguitar.com/en/QT-021-ProtectYourHearing.php

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Title: Re: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: Devoid on November 22, 2013, 03:13:24 pm
As a 19 year old with diagnosed tinnitus I cannot agree more with what you say. It really does have a large impact on your life and the sad thing is it is so easily avoided.

I used to be one of those people who would buy the cheapest ear buds they could find and turn my iPod up all the way and then replace them every 2 weeks when they broke, but now I see the damage I did to my hearing doing that.
Title: Re: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: Robiniho on December 29, 2013, 03:21:02 pm
Totally sucks this does, 100% wise words from justin. I used to play drums and stopped a few years back, I used to get the ringing after practice or gigs for an hour or whatever and never took the warnings but I did get away with it, since learning guitar though and not taking care it's back for good and sucks big time. The noise is pretty bad at times and I can guarantee those that don't have it will hate it.....avoid it at all costs  :(
Title: Re: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: AlasdairEJ on February 08, 2014, 01:45:49 pm
What would people recommend to be the best ear protectors for under £30?
Title: Re: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: sophiehiker on February 09, 2014, 01:01:19 pm
I think a couple people around here use ACS earplugs.  http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xacs+earplugs&_nkw=acs+earplugs&_sacat=0&_from=R40 (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xacs+earplugs&_nkw=acs+earplugs&_sacat=0&_from=R40)  or http://www.acscustom.com/us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102&Itemid=44 (http://www.acscustom.com/us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102&Itemid=44)

I have a pair of ACS ER20's.  Ear plugs are pretty cheap, well under 30 pounds, until you get ones that are custom fit.  You can google "musicians earplugs" and find other brands.
Title: Re: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: unit5 on September 06, 2017, 01:50:52 pm

Most guitarists who have been touring and working in the studio as long as I have are living with a certain amount of tinnitus, and I sure don’t want any more. I’ve also met many drummers and guitar players who are deaf in one ear—another occupational hazard
Title: Re: QT-021 • Protect Your Hearing!
Post by: skinnyT on May 01, 2018, 07:06:48 pm
I was at a concert the other day and it was LOUD so used my silicon earplus that I use for swimming. The sound wasnt great with these in so does anyone have any up to date recommendations for some musicians earplugs that just lower the volume rather than change the sound? Thanks