As a musician you often find yourself in an environment with loud music. Consequently, you have an almost four times higher risk of suffering hearing damage. This means permanent hearing loss or a permanent ring in your ears can occur within minutes. Using hearing protection is, therefore, essential during rehearsals, performances and concerts. But you’re probably thinking ‘Those foam and wax earplugs block out all the music!’. Rest assured that’s no longer the case with revolutionary music filter earplugs! We’ll tell you all about it.
The risks of sound
Let’s start with the basic question “How loud is too loud?’. You’ll be surprised about the numbers. A noisy environment of only 80 dB – comparable to traffic noise – can become harmful after eight hours. But the tricky thing is, this time is cut in half with each 3 dB increase. This means you risk hearing damage at any average gig within minutes! The scary thing about hearing damage is that you will only notice it once it’s too late. No wonder approximately 30 % of the world’s population develops Tinnitus – a permanent buzz or ring in your ears without the sound actually being there – somewhere in his or her life. The number one cause is over-exposure to loud music. Globally, one billion people between the ages of 12 and 35 are at risk of permanent hearing loss due to exposure to recreational sounds*. You’re probably familiar with that mute sound or high beep after a gig. That’s the first symptom of hearing loss. Hopefully it went away, but one day, it may not. An example of the impact tinnitus has on someone’s life is drummer Paul Much’s story (23 years old), told in this video.
Earplugs with special music filters
Nevertheless, many musicians do not use hearing protection. Perhaps because of the fear that you won’t hear your music anymore or just because you think they aren’t comfortable? No need! Alpine Hearing Protection has developed a complete range of hearing protection for musicians with special acoustic music filters that protect your hearing while preserving the music. There are different types and levels of attenuation available, allowing you to choose the right one for your music. Not only can you perfectly hear the music, you can also still have conversations with the people around you. What’s more, these revolutionary earplugs also enable you to enjoy the music more comfortably, without any music-induced fatigue or earaches. Alpine earplugs are made out of soft thermoplastic material, which adapts to the shape of your ears with your body heat. It’s silicone- free and reusable for over 100 times! So you can barely see or feel them.
RENEWED! Alpine MusicSafe Pro
The Alpine MusicSafe Pro has been used by musicians around the globe for many years. A brand new version of these successful high-fidelity filter earplugs – specially developed for musicians and DJs – will be available end of spring 2019. The design of the renewed Alpine MusicSafe Pro’s filters now offers an even more true-to-life music attenuation. The Alpine MusicSafe Pro is the only existing earplug with a choice of three different filter sets. These filters sets offer a low, medium and high attenuation level so you can choose the perfect attenuation for your type of instrument and personal preferences. The earplugs are made out of soft thermoplastic material and have a renewed model, making them extremely comfortable. They are available in a transparent or black colour, making them barely visible in the ear. Plus they come with many renewed extras, like a third spare earplug, handy storage pouch, cleaning spray and carrying cord. The Alpine MusicSafe Pro will be available among others via alpinehearingprotection.com.
With Alpine’s range of qualitative hearing protection, there is just no reason left not to wear hearing protection. So keep on making beautiful music for many more years, and protect your hearing!
About Alpine Hearing Protection
Alpine has over 20 years of experience and is a leading company in the area of hearing protection. This family company is one of the few manufacturers that have always had hearing protection as its core business. The company’s objective is to make high quality ear protection as accessible as possible, and it is committed to raising awareness around hearing damage. Alpine products have come out as winner in various reviews. They are sold across the globe in more than 50 countries and the company is continuously working on the further development and expansion of its product range. All Alpine products are officially tested by independent test bodies and have the CE-mark. Alpine offers hearing protection for motorcyclists, musicians, children, travellers, water sports enthusiasts, the nightlife crowd and people with sleeping problems.
Are you looking for more information or images about Alpine products? Or would you like to receive a sample for testing? Please contact Susanne Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 346 333350. We also have samples of the new Alpine MusicSafe Pro reserved for media reviews before its official launch in spring.
Are you going to the NAMM show in Anaheim between 24 and 27 January 2019? Pick up a sample at our booth (no. 7447 in hall C).