Wearing earplugs to a concert can seem counterintuitive. After all, you’re attending the concert so you can hear the music, not block it out.

However, when you consider that the most common cause of hearing loss is noise-induced and that just one loud concert can cause permanent hearing damage, it doesn’t seem so strange.

Most normal-volume conversations occur at about 65 decibels. Concerts can reach as many as 120 decibels—and it only take two minutes of exposure to a level of 110 decibels to damage your hearing. A few hours of exposure to noise of that level can cause measurable damage.

But if you’re a music lover, it would be a grim world indeed if you never got to go to concerts at all. So what do you do if you want to hear the music while protecting your hearing?

That’s where custom earplugs come in.

These aren’t like the foam earplugs you can buy in the drug store. They’re created using a custom silicon mold of your ear canal, so the fit is perfect blocking out any ambient sound you don’t want. Earplugs for concerts typically come with a noise filter that blocks out sound at dangerous decibel levels, while letting in normal volumes.

You hear the same music just not at a dangerously high volume.

Make an Appointment Today in Manhattan or Brooklyn

We make custom molds for fitted earplugs that will help you preserve your hearing while you enjoy the music you love. Schedule an initial consultation at our Brooklyn or Manhattan offices, call (212) 966-3886 or email us at hello@nyhear.com.

Dr. Kathy Feng

Dr. Kathy Feng

Dr. Kathy Feng is a NY State licensed Doctor of Audiology with over 10 years of experience working with patients of all ages. Part of her inspiration came from watching her grandmother struggle with hearing loss during her golden years.