Alpine Hearing Protection:
“easy-as” ear safety

Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds
World Health Organization, 2nd March 2022

Earplugs for music and potentially loud environments.
When it comes to hearing, let’s not do too little, too late.

Ahead of the most recent World Hearing Day (3rd March 2022), WHO released this news article, with the ‘slightly’ concerning opening sentence:

Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds.
[World Health Organization, 2nd March 2022]

Every little bit helps

Our favourite plugs are the Dutch-produced MusicSafePro Earplugs, by Alpine Hearing Protection.

It doesn’t matter why you use plugs… just use them

While these particular plugs are quite justifiably labelled as ‘Earplugs for musicians’, we think they’re for anyone who wants decent sounding (and working) earplugs.

Quite simply, they are for use at any event you’re working at or attending, where you’re not already wearing in-ear monitors – which also block out exterior sound to protect your hearing.

Earplugs for MORE than music

We’ve already mentioned that wearing sound isolating in-ear monitors on stage is a great way to protect your hearing (you get to control how much snare drum and cymbals are allowed into your ear canals!), but there are plenty of other NON stage musician applications where ear safety can most certainly be embraced.

  • DJ
  • Event photography
  • Gig filming
  • Follow-spot operator
  • Lighting Technician
  • Bar staff, bussy staff

Really? For DJ?

In a word – absolutely.

Rather than a 40-to-90 minute set, as many musicians will perform (with a retreat to the green room to get out of the sound), a DJ gig can very anywhere from a 30 min slot to a 4+ hour slog.

The sound levels over time can most certainly impact long-term hearing.

A set of well-fitting earplugs that sound good – the earplugs for musicians – will at least knock down the potentially damaging Sound Pressure Level (SPL), yet still allow you to cue up tracks and easily monitor with a pair of HD25 even while wearing the MusicSafePRO earplugs.

Different filters for different levels of protection

You get three filter sets included – GOLD being the highest level of protection (19.4 – 24.4 dB noise reduction rating), and SILVER is ‘medium’ with 18.5 – 22.9 dB NRR.

The WHITE set of filters offers less protection, and is not officially recognised as a “hearing protection” product.

Here’s a chart of what’s actually going on with frequencies for the different filters, assuming you’ve correctly inserted the earplug.

Cost-per-use calculation

These MusicSafePro earplugs are exceedingly good value – aside from the three sets of filters, you also get one spare plug (three in total), plus a little bottle of CLEAN, which you can use to prolong the life and cleanliness of your plugs.

MusicSafePRO plugs are recommended for 100x use, meaning they’re around $0.50 per go.

Outstanding value to help protect your most valuable asset.

Baby Bonus

While we’re talking about valuable assets, if you bring more than your mic kit to gigs (see image below), then make sure you bring hearing protection for sensitive ears.

There are plenty of safe, sturdy and comfortable options for babies and toddlers, through to 5-16 year olds, and you can check them out via our Alpine Hearing Protection brand page.

A final work from Alpine Hearing Protection

Due to the development of the special AlpineThermoShape™  material and the AlpineAcousticFilters™, our earplugs are unrivalled in terms of comfort and attenuation. In addition, all our products were conceived, designed and produced in the Netherlands. Dutch Design: we’re proud of this

Nice.

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