Do You Have Custom Earplugs? Should I Get Westone or Microsonic? The Styles Seem Different

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zinnia, Aug 6, 2017.

    1. Zinnia
      No Mood

      Zinnia Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      I have 2 choices....

      Westone (seems easier to get in and out...):

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      Microsonic (seems like it could be difficult getting the filter and plug out).
      musician-hearing-protection-jpg.jpg

      I need to figure out which to go with and the two styles seem different. I know a lot of you have custom plugs...I'm not sure which way to go and they'll be expensive so I want to try to choose right.

      Pros and cons for each? Your experience with these or styles like these appreciated!


      oh, third option... lol
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    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Please remember if you intend using ear protection at venues where there is loud noise, you still need to be aware of loud sounds, so don't put too much faith in earplugs. If external sound is loud enough it can still reach the inner ear by bone conduction.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Zinnia
      No Mood

      Zinnia Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      @Michael Leigh I don't know that I'll ever go to loud venues again. My tinnitus spikes for usually 2-4 days just from random loudish sounds at home. I hope I'm never in a situation loud enough to harm from bone conduction. Thanks.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Zinnia
      No Mood

      Zinnia Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      I'm thinking more of you out there have Westones... they seem better imo. Do you think they're the better choice?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Zinnia
      No Mood

      Zinnia Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Anyone else have any opinions on these?
       
    6. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Give it time @Zinnia and read my articles: Tinnitus, A Personal View and Hyperacusis, As I see it. Use sound enrichment at night.
      Michael
       
    7. Jomo

      Jomo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/4/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      going for a rim shot on the snare drum.
      Go westone...luv em...best investment i have made.. just be mindful of situations..like michael said certain types of noise such as loud bass can effect you regardless of protection. Good luck man.
       

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