Last night I attended a @firstname.lastname@example.org gig, almost exactly five years after I last saw them and sustained permanent hearing damage.
Time for a tinnitus update and your regularly scheduled WEAR EARPLUGS reminder
I shout about using earplugs at gigs, because tinnitus sucks. Almost no music venues provide free earplugs, and I have never seen free earplug dispensers.
But every two years we run @email@example.com, and it has music venues. So I carried out an experiment.
Wrong. We ran out of earplugs within 24 hours of opening.
Every DJ and band had people throughout the audience wearing luminous green earplugs.
If we hadn't provided free earplugs none of the people watching music would have been wearing them.
If you need hearing protection I recommend:
👂🏻 ACS Pacato 16 reusable earplugs (£10) - https://www.acscustom.com/uk/products/hearing-protection/universal-fit/pacato-16
👂🏻 ACS Pro 17 custom moulded earplugs (£149) - https://www.acscustom.com/uk/products/hearing-protection/pro-series/pro-17
The £10 ones are stellar, but if you go to a lot of gigs it's worth getting custom moulds made
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