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#1
Alright, here's the deal. I'm going to Megadeth/Machine Head concert tomorrow night, and I'm considering earplugs. I have Tinnitus ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus ), which for me is genetic and is a constant ringing in my ears, much like what you have after a loud concert. I want to know, if I'm seen in the pit with earplugs in, will I get my hind handed to me? What are your opinions on earplugs at concerts?
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#3
I don't have tinnitus and even I have earplugs. If anyone gives you trouble for it chances are that they may be legally retarded. There's nothing cool about damaging the ear...
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#4
I wear earplugs because I care about my hearing and wish to be able to hear music in the future.
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I don't have tinnitus and even I have earplugs. If anyone gives you trouble for it chances are that they may be legally retarded. There's nothing cool about damaging the ear...


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#8
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Tinnitus sucks


Yes sir. The ringing is there. It's always there. And it never leaves. NEVER.
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#9
ive started to use ear plugs. im a training sound engineer so if i lose my hearing im out of work.
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#10
I personally couldn't bring myself to wear plugs at a concert, saying that i don't know what it would be like for someone like you.

You could just try listening to the bands without them at first and if its too much then put them in.

By the way your so lucky to go to a concert like that! i've seen machine head twice and they ruled hard both times, i still haven't seen megadeth yet but i'm positive they'll rock balls deep!
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#11
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Yes sir. The ringing is there. And it never leaves. NEVER.

Mine is like an extremely high-frequency alarm or sine wave. It almost sounds like a solid tone, but there are noticeable gaps in it. It makes falling asleep hell.
#12
Bitches dont know about my ear damage.

If you want to hear in your later life, wear earplugs.
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#13
you can get ear plugs that lower the volume without screwing with the tone of the music like normal ear plugs do for decently cheap. a good investment if you are a frequent concert goer.

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#14
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Mine is like an extremely high-frequency alarm or sine wave. It almost sounds like a solid tone, but there are noticeable gaps in it. It makes falling asleep hell.


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#15
Yes, it's a very smart thing to do. I wore mine for part of a Cannibal Corpse concert, but then was like "Oh, whats the worst that could happen?" and took them out. I really really regret it, I couldn't hear for a week. I wear them at every concert now.
#16
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I personally couldn't bring myself to wear plugs at a concert, saying that i don't know what it would be like for someone like you.

You could just try listening to the bands without them at first and if its too much then put them in.


Or just get earplugs that allow sound to be heard, only not so loud/reduced bass/higher frequencies.

Doesn't have to be those solid rubber butt-ear-plugs.

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#17
I have seen plenty of people with earplugs on during concerts. I really don't think it would be such a big deal. Hell at an Opeth concert they were selling earplugs next to the t-shirts. I would say if the issue is either wearing earplugs and enjoying the concert or not wearing earplugs and being messed up, just wear the earplugs.
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#18
It's reasonable. I know tons of people with good hearing who wear earplugs at concerts. You'll most get chewed out for not wearing earplugs.
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#19
Mine is a squeal that has no gaps and gets louder when there are no other noises. And yes sir, falling asleep is impossible sometimes. Took me an hour last night :/
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Or just get earplugs that allow sound to be heard, only not so loud/reduced bass/higher frequencies.

Doesn't have to be those solid rubber butt-ear-plugs.


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but yeah get some high quality foam ones that just lessen the ammount of sound heard, i personally like to be able to hear a little, just not at full force with a 100W stack snarling in my ear canal.
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#21
Get some beer pugs instead.
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#22
I'd do it, my hearing is so bad I bet I'll be 100% by the time I'm 20
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#25
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I have seen plenty of people with earplugs on during concerts. I really don't think it would be such a big deal. Hell at an Opeth concert they were selling earplugs next to the t-shirts. I would say if the issue is either wearing earplugs and enjoying the concert or not wearing earplugs and being messed up, just wear the earplugs.

I really recommend buying them BEFORE the show, especially Opeth where everything is overpriced as it is. When I saw them it was 2 bux for one pair. At Cannibal Corpse it was 50 cents. Usually you can get 12 ear plugs (6 pairs) for 6 dollars from stores, probably cheaper from anywhere that's not a grocery store.
#26
Thanks for the response guys. I'll wear them, but I wanting to get peoples opinions on those who wear them. Hell, I don't want to have deal with a drunk asshole who thinks i'm not metal enough and that I need to leave. Or I could wear my Metallica shirt and nobody notice.
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#30
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OH maybe they aren't playing that tour any more but at the opening leg of the Megadeth/Machine Head tour, Suicide SIlence (deathcore I think) was playing with them and apparently got horrible crowd response.


They are, I was joking.
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#31
Wear them. I have Tinnitus from loud music, and it is not worth it. Just wear the earplugs, and **** the people who try to mock you.
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I'm about to get me a pair of Hearos. I also enjoy being able to hear normally.
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#34
Are the Hearos good? I just started my degree program in audio engineering and I need a good pair to wear to concerts.
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#35
I went to that same concert back in January. Yes. Wear earplugs.
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Are the Hearos good? I just started my degree program in audio engineering and I need a good pair to wear to concerts.
I've heard they are. Never used them though.
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#38
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Thanks for the response guys. I'll wear them, but I wanting to get peoples opinions on those who wear them. Hell, I don't want to have deal with a drunk asshole who thinks i'm not metal enough and that I need to leave. Or I could wear my Metallica shirt and nobody notice.


Metallica shirt at a megadeth concert? Do you WANT to die?
That said, if you get up front, there's a slight chance that Dave Mustaine will notice... and punch you in the face.
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#39
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Are the Hearos good? I just started my degree program in audio engineering and I need a good pair to wear to concerts.

Yeah I like them a lot. I felt they were really good earplugs whenever I have used them.
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#40
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wow i could nottt live with that dude. id like smash my face with a rolling pin....

I also have tinnitus. I've had it since I was 14 and didn't realise it was a medical problem until about a year ago. It can get really bad sometimes but it's really no bother to me.
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