Being a DJ for over 2 decades, you get used to taking a look at your headphone levels every time you get to the mixer following someone else.
Countless times have I inadvertently made a mistake by wearing my headphones, and just “plugged in.” After the initial shock of thinking I went instantly deaf, I would notice that my ears effectively shut down to protect themselves. It took a while for my hearing to get back to normal.
During this timeframe, there was a Delta Heavy show by the legendary duo, Sasha and Digweed, and I’ll confess to a lack of activity within my cranium. I didn’t bring earplugs, and was within feet of this incredible wall of sound. It caused my ears to ring for days.
Now, before I get too far into this, I will point out that your eardrums are built to withstand tremendous amounts of pressure and activity, but they’re not indestructible. A night of loud music probably will not do permanent hearing damage, but don’t think that it won’t make any sort of impact.
Now, be that as it may, people have been going crazy over what to do to protect your hearing. Over the years, there’s been one universal truth, you can spend however much you want on an item. Meaning, even protecting your hearing can set you back an arm and a leg, maybe even a kidney.
But you don’t have to refinance your mortgage to get good hearing protection, and for the average user, there are many choices below $80 that can offer you tremendous protection.
Now. I know everyone has their way of deciding what they would rather find more important, comfort or sound quality. But, I’m greedy, so I like both.
You want both as well, so let’s just move on, ok?
If you think that getting ear protection that is molded to your ear means forking over hundreds of dollars, guess again.
Introducing Decibullz Custom Molded Earplugs.
Decibullz are made from a material called thermoplastic that require you to heat in boiling water. Let them cool first (you’d be surprised why I have to state that), then fit them into your ear.
Don’t worry, you can’t screw these up. You can drop them back into the boiling water and repeat until it’s a snug fit. Not only do you get this type of customization, but you also receive up to 31db of comfortable protection.
Why is that significant?
The human ear starts to experience pain at around 130db (decibels) which is equivalent to a Jet taking off or a loud rock concert. Now, knock 31db off that, and you’re down around power tools or lawnmower levels at 99db.
All that’s left is the cost. You can pick these up right now on Amazon.com for $25.99 with free one-day shipping for those with Prime or order directly from the Decibullz website.
To see what other amazing earplugs you can purchase that won’t cripple the cash flow, then check out this guide from Beginner Guitar HQ.
If you want to keep enjoying the music, the best thing you can do is protect your hearing.