#1
Hello everyone,
I am a bit preoccupied with my hearing as It is a bit difficult to see if I'm witnessing hearing loss. After someone left the maximum volume on a Line 6 Amplifier before I turned it on, I have experienced some hear pain for the last week.

So I decided to buy a pair of foam earplug, and Plugged right inside my ear by pulling my pinna.


However, do you think these constitute enough protection for my hearing? When I was playing I could feel a difference, that the sound appeared less loud that it actually was. However, am I still damaging my hearing without noticing? Last night I experienced that high pitched sound that slowly fade out (sorry for my bad english)

Any advices?
#2
If they fit right those should do fine. I hope you have another ear for that 3rd one..

I always try to remember to turn the volume all the way down before powering an amp up, and that's the reason. Cart an amp to a gig, set up, knobs get bumped it's on 10...OUCH...Our sound man did that with the PA one night and didn't realize he forgot to check the main slider...Ever hear 3 Peavey CS 800 amps all full blast at once? (one each for bass, mids and treble)...through 3 sets of speakers that would be more than enough for a basketball court sized building...mains slider got bumped to max while setting up, he forgot to check it...oh yeah, 300 watt monitor system too....
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
#3
ahahhaahahahah

Thank Paleo, I was just worried cause these night I feel like my ears are strained as never before. I just wanted to be sure that these plug could protect me because I don't realise if I am unconciously affected anyway, if this makes sense.
#4
Helping to put them in: reach over with your left hand and pull up on the top of the right ear. Use your right hand to put the earplug in. Try turning it a bit too. Do the opposite for the other ear.
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#5
If you can get the solid foam earplugs, they offer the best protection. Right before I started gigging again a couple years ago I screwed up my ears at a makeshift shooting range...was deaf for about a month until at least most of my inner ear workings bounced back, etc etc. My tinnitus isn't as bad as others...it's more of a low volume noise than a ringing but I've used earplugs EVERY single time I jam with a loud amp or band ever since. I haven't noticed my hearing get worse and I'm checked annually at my job so that's good. Just keep wearing your plugs.