As the title states, I've been calling audiologists and getting prices on how much it'd cost to get custom earplugs made, which from what I've heard, are all around better than foam earplugs. There are a few reasons why I've put this off. Regarding background information, I've had tinnitus since late 2009 due to attending a live concert and since then I've used some form of hearing protection in any loud environment. I went to concerts still after this, but back in 2014 it spiked, causing me to quit going to shows, quit playing music, and let my parents know about my problem. I feel like earplugs helped, but ultimately weren't 100% safe, just a deterrent for further damage. With this in mind, I've heard people say that custom earplugs simply weren't worth the price since theres only so much an earplug can block and the quality difference isn't worth it. Now onto my current upcoming problem. My brother jumped the gun and bought us tickets for an upcoming show (months early, no sign of selling out, I have no idea why) and I don't think there's a refund available. Having missed 2 of my all time favorite bands earlier this year, missing this band would hardly phase me in comparison, so if it wasnt for him jumping the gun I would have passed, but now that he bought them I'm considering going. Sorry this is long winded, its a bit of a frustrated rant, and at the end of the day I know what most people will say, "are you willing to risk living with the damage at the expense of a few hours of fun?".