Get custom earplugs and make sure tinnitus doesn't stop you from partying
Discount codes for ACS custom plugs inside...
Jono Heale, Director at ACS Custom, explains more: “My hearing is permanently damaged from years of gigging with no protection and I now suffer from Music Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus. It was sad to talk to young DJs at Global Gathering a few years ago and at ADE who said they had problems with their hearing at 25 years old! We've taken sound level readings at a few clubs and sometimes the volume in the DJ booth alone can be over 110 dB. This is nuts! Your safe exposure time is less than a minute!”
Hearing protection technology has changed a lot in the last 10 years or so. You can now buy earplugs that basically turn the volume down. You can still hear the music and it increases your safe exposure time. So, like the examples above, let's now do the reverse. If you decrease the sound level by 3dB you double your exposure time.
There are many different earplugs on the market and you should buy the best that you can afford. Don't forget that this is your hearing you’re trying to protect! Some are a universal fit but if you are serious about sound then custom fit is the way to go. The benefit is that they fit your ears perfectly, forming a seal that will not allow any excess sound through. Don't forget that everybody's ears are different shapes and sizes so universal fit earplugs won’t always guarantee a proper fit and a specific level of protection. Custom moulded earplugs give you the best acoustic seal in the ear canal and you also have a choice of attenuating filters to turn the volume down by different amounts depending on your musical environment.
ACS Custom has some of the best custom hearing protection on the market. Their Pro 17 earplug, which turns the volume down by 17 dB(A), has an almost flat frequency response and has been hailed as one of the most natural sounding earplugs in the world. It’s perfect for DJs, club goers and even sound engineers. And if you want to be a little bit different, ACS are now developing 'glow in the dark' earplugs in a range of luminous colours so you can be seen, be safe and still hear tomorrow.
Mixmag have teamed up with ACS to offer our readers 15% off their custom fit hearing protection range, the PRO Series. Enter coupon code MIXMAG2022 at the checkout at acscustom.com. Valid from 13/12/2021 – 31/12/2022. UK customers only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or offers. Full T&Cs apply - https://acscustom.com/uk/mixmag
For more details on ACS Custom professional hearing protection for the music industry go to www.acscustom.com or call +44 (0)1295 266665 in the UK or +1 646 559 5642 in the USA
Published as part of Mixmag Health Season