Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Ear plug advice?
From: Gary Badger
Date: 14/04/2017, 11:19 am
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, Brian <suncrush01@yahoo.com>

Yes, there's a standard and a large size.


I use the standard and they're a good fit.

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:39 AM, Brian suncrush01@yahoo.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

Do Hearos/ER-20s come in sizes?

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 13, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Gary Badger garybadger@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


I wore my ER-20s last night with no difficulties and great ear protection. Last night when I finally got home and to bed, I did not have ringing ears, which had certainly been an issue at times in the past.

Looking at the pictures the ER-20 and HEAROS look to be the same thing.

I will so that the support act had a poor mix and their electronic bass drum really took my earplugs to the limit. I thought about reaching for the foam ones a few times, but go by. No need when the Oils took to the stage.

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:09 AM, 'Sara D. Linde' spinifex@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

Thank you for this recommendation! I just ordered a pair of Hearos for the shows coming up! 

I have plenty of foam earplugs, which are great for protests and loud droning metal shows (I go to both), but not so hot for concerts where you actually want to pay attention to every note clearly. 


On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:15 PM, RM Brown powertothepuggle@yahoo.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

I did a lot of research on this after I was left with diminished hearing in one ear.   I strongly encourage anyone at a rock concert to wear ear protection, even if it mutes the aural experience a little.

After trial and error I  heartily recommend Hearos (link included for reference).  I got mine at a guitar shop.  In my experience they work as advertised, reducing the noise along the harmful end of the spectrum but giving you the clarity of sound you like for the band.   I've recommended these to friends and always received good feedback.  Whatever you do,  just use something. 

HEAROS High Fidelity Series Ear Plugs for Comfortable Long Term Use with Free Case, 1 Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0037KM8QY/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_BAQ7ybADD7VJT

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On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 15:55, Brian Blankenship brian@wesmax.net [powderworks]

I've worn earplugs ever since I spent an entire show pinned against the stage with my head above the stage monitors.

Relatively cheap option: ER-20s are widely available and have a nice flat attenuation (unlike foam earplugs or balled up napkins).

If you want to invest more and get something much more comfortable, invest in custom earplugs, several companies make them, I wear Westone ES49s (https://www.westone.com/store/music/index.php/es49-custom)

Getting off my soapbox now...
On Apr 12, 2017, at 3:28 PM, "Erika Tedin eclcowan@gmail.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

OK, so I'll admit up front I'm getting old. I remember the band the FIRST time around! And I don't want to destroy my hearing, but NOT hearing the Oils at full volume isn't something I want to do either.

So, is there a preferred earplug that will protect my ears, but not diminish the quality of the concert? I have a list of a few that seem highly recommended but thought I'd ask here too.

I'm kind of afraid to post on FB, LOL!