Concerts, Raves and Festivals are the best, there is nothing better than going to see your favourite acts live on the big stage with amplified sounds. Unfortunately long exposure to sounds over 85 decibels (dB) can cause hearing loss. Gigs tend to be about 115 dB or more, depending where you’re standing. The louder the sound, the shorter amount of time it takes for noise-induced hearing loss to occur.
Today we look at how Concert Earplugs made for festivals and raves prevent hearing damage without lessening the experience at live music events.
How can we reduce our exposure to exposure to hearing damage at events?
1. Use hearing protection
Many forms of hearing protection allow you to protect your ears whilst also enjoying the sounds around you. At loud events, the sound is often so loud that you will hardly notice that you are wearing earplugs.
2. Find the right place to sit or stand.
Loud events always have one thing in common: Powerful, loud speakers. When choosing where to sit or dance consider how close you are to the speakers. The front rows are tempting but often the worst place to be once the music starts.
3. Check the sound levels & take regular breaks.
Once the music starts ask yourself if you think the music is too loud. If it's too much consider moving to a quieter area further away from the speakers or stage. It’s important to give your ears a break from the noise, even if it’s just for a little while. This is especially true if you aren’t wearing ear protection. Even a short break can give your ears time to rest and help prevent long-term hearing damage.
What is the difference between concert earplugs and regular earplugs?
Traditional foam earplugs are only decreasing the volume of high frequency (treble) sounds, but not low frequency (bass) sounds, which is what causes the sound that you hear to be distorted when you wear them. Concert earplugs lower the volume equally at all frequencies which allows you to hear sound clearly, just at a slightly quieter volume.
The high quality acoustic filters reduce the volume of music to a safe level. Your music experience as well as the sound quality of the music remains very good. Naturally, you can keep talking to your friends. You are preventing that irritating high pitch noise in your ears.
These high quality earplugs are built to be barely visible thanks to the unique transparent filters and are intended to be used over and over again, simply clean and store them after use.
Which earplugs are best for live music events?
With years of experience working at raves and festivals The Rave Cave team have tried and tested many earplug products. We are proud to work with the world's leading earplug manufacturers including Alpine Hearing Protection, EarPeace & Vibes as a UK trusted distribution partner.
Check out our selection of quality hearing protection earplugs for ravers and musicians wanting to protect their hearing while attending and performing at music events.
Best all-round Hearing Protection For Ravers
Alpine PartyPlug Pro Natural Earplugs - Price: £23.45 - Shop now
Best budget earplugs for concerts:
Alpine PartyPlug Concert Earplugs - Price: £11.95 - Shop now
Alpine PartyPlug filter earplugs ensure that you are well protected at every party. The music and conversations remain well audible, but there is no annoying or painful ringing afterwards. Choose your own colour, and store them in the included Alpine Miniboxx.
Best earplugs for small and large ears:
Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs - Price: £21.95 - Shop now
Best earplugs for style and utility:
The Rave Cave has teamed up with EarPeace to offer you elite hearing protection in a Rave Cave branded carry case. It's a match made in raver heaven! Our promise is simple - you will hear and feel better when you wear EarPeace ear plugs. Whether you are on the stage or dancing in the crowd, you will hear clearly and safely with EarPeace hi-fi hearing protection.
Best earplugs for DJs/ musicians:
Alpine MusicSafe Pro Earplugs - Price: £23.95 - Shop now
Alpine MusicSafe earplugs are made for musicians and music professionals. Choose your own level of sound attenuation with three sets of acoustic filters and store them between performances with luxury storage case, cleaning spray and carrying cord.