Concert at the Wiltern in LA (Using Downbeats)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rudy, Oct 19, 2015.

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    1. Rudy

      Rudy Member

      Location:
      Orange County
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      Im debating on going to a concert at the wiltern in LA in December. I have T and very very low sensitivity to noise. I can handle the movie theaters decently without plugs but I'm concerned about a concert. I will for sure wear ear protection, I just bought a pair of Downbeats ear plugs. they are rated 18NRR. You guys think these should be okay?
       
    2. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
    3. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      20 hz has a wavelength of 17.2 meters .
      Bass will not even notice that you have earplugs.
      Be careful.
       
    4. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      What concert are you going to? How loud do you expect it to get?

      These downbeats are plugs for music, with a more equal reduction across the frequency spectrum than foam plugs. They still let a lot of sound through depending on the frequency. They're probably fine for a solo piano performance or seeing a string quartet. If you're considering going to a concert, a louder one, then just go with the best protection you can get: foam plugs. Or don't go at all and first carefully test the waters.

      Oh, and don't stand near loudspeakers, don't shout, don't let other people shout in your ears, put the plugs in correctly before you enter the venue, take them out only after you've stepped outside etc etc.
       

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