#1
do you guys wear earplugs during practice?
i'm just wondering because i think i might need to get a pair for band practice
i made do without them but i'm afraid that i'll become deaf later on in life

what about you?
#2
I personally don't because I play drums and they sound different when I am wearing ear plugs, which I do not like. But you definitely should be wearing earplugs if your band is playing semi loud, it might not seem like it makes a difference now, but later on in life when you can't hear as well as you used to, you will really wish you had worn them.
#4
You could turn down the volume when practicing. If that's a problem then wear earplugs.
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#5
Wear them for any extended loud practicing. My drummer makes me put in ear plugs when we jam.
#6
Wear them. Before I wore I them swear my ears rang for a week after practice one time. I realized that can't be good for your hearing so I wear them now.
#8
wear them! I have just turned 21 and i have tinnitus in my left ear (caused by gigging) so i wear one in that ear even at gigs now.
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#9
I always wear them when jamming with others. Not only can you play louder but
you get to keep your hearing, which is helpful if you're a musician
#10
I tried but i really couldn't find a set that didn't suck the high end out of the music. When I am on stage with the band, I can't wear them or else I hear hardly any guitar
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#11
my band tried them, but they sound weird so we didnt use them again.
i most probably will, but the others wont..

i suggest u do.
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#12
http://hearos.com/">Hearos are the best thing in the world. Get the high fidelity ones, they have a a hole in them that's made to let the sound through unchanged, just alot less of it. My band practices at stage volume in a very, very small room, so I used to be deaf for a day or so after practice (even worse after shows), but then our drummer introduced us to these things and they worked
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#14
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wear them! I have just turned 21 and i have tinnitus in my left ear (caused by gigging) so i wear one in that ear even at gigs now.


but that seems stupid, if u only wear it in 1 ear than u may risk gettin tinnitus int eh other ear.
#15
Wear them....

I always wear them, just not during the soundcheck because then I want to hear how it's sound for the audience.
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#16
I wear them. If you ever have ringing in your ears, then you are losing your hearing.

Please realize that wearing headphones, those little ear buds is quite possibly the worst thing you can do to your ears. Your eardrums were not designed to have sound generated that close, it is severly damaging.

If you think you are losing your hearing, its probally to late. Dont wait, wear protection NOW
#18
I haven't really needed to use them until now, so I'll get them now.
#20
I really recommend wearing them. Be smart and keep your hearing.
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#21
I work by day as a Hearing Instrument Specialist (otherwise known as an audioprosthologist), and I Like playing my music loud. Check out musician's plugs like these:

http://www.westone.com/content/190.html

with the select-a-vent you can choose how much sound you wanna cut out, they come in custom colors, and they will work for many years to come. They are expensive (around $400), but they're way cheaper than a decent set of hearing aids (around 7 grand). And hearing aids are less comfortable to wear in your ears. If old ppl can get used to it, so can you.
#22
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I work by day as a Hearing Instrument Specialist (otherwise known as an audioprosthologist), and I Like playing my music loud. Check out musician's plugs like these:

http://www.westone.com/content/190.html

with the select-a-vent you can choose how much sound you wanna cut out, they come in custom colors, and they will work for many years to come. They are expensive (around $400), but they're way cheaper than a decent set of hearing aids (around 7 grand). And hearing aids are less comfortable to wear in your ears. If old ppl can get used to it, so can you.


400$?! They better be goddamn high-quality.
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#23
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400$?! They better be goddamn high-quality.

They are custom fit to your ear. They actually take a mold of your ear canal.
#24
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They are custom fit to your ear. They actually take a mold of your ear canal.


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#25
Those Hearos work pretty well. They're about $15 for 2 sets...
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#26
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I wear them. If you ever have ringing in your ears, then you are losing your hearing.

Please realize that wearing headphones, those little ear buds is quite possibly the worst thing you can do to your ears. Your eardrums were not designed to have sound generated that close, it is severly damaging.

If you think you are losing your hearing, its probally to late. Dont wait, wear protection NOW



I've used earbuds for about 2 years now. My hearing is fine.

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The trick is not to turn the volume all the way up.
#27
I wear them when I have them. Right now, they are at my friend's, who made fun of me for wearing them, so I can't wear them when I drum, but when I have them, I almost always wear them, and IMO they make the drums sound better, not worse.
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#29
i wear earplugs i got in a metalhammer magazine for free lol, they are made for musicians and/or concert goers.

they work fine.
#31
You can't make good music if you're deaf! Unless your whole audience is deaf... and everybody that buys your cds are deaf.... and your producers.... and your mom that sneaks onto your youtube account to see what kind of music you play...

just stick the dam thing in your ear!!