Hello, Just had some questions about different things I've read in regards to hearing damage and ear plugs. Anything over 85 plus DB is bad and can harm your hearing. The best thing to do is to avoid environments that are 85 + DB or if you're in an environment that is above 85 + DB, wear hearing protection. Environments/sounds that are below 85 DB do not damage hearing. So this means that if one was to attend a party, wedding reception or any other function with a DJ playing loud music, ear plugs would be the best way to protect your hearing. I never go to clubs (way too loud) and try to avoid concerts (also way too loud). However, there are some things that are hard to avoid like weddings and wedding receptions. I'm assuming the DB at wedding receptions is around 95-100 DB (took a DB meter last time), thankfully not as loud as clubs or concerts. So assuming a wedding receptions lasts about 3-4 hours and music is playing during this time. If I'm wearing ear plugs such as Hearos Xtreme protection (33 DB) (I know how to wear ear plugs properly) and the music playing is at 100 DB, the ear plugs would cut that DB level down to 67 DB of noise entering my ear. According to the scale of DB, the sound level of 67 entering my inner ear is safe and way under 85 DB, meaning that I'm not harming my ear/hearing. The question is, is this true? People have been saying that sound travels through bone conduction and that will damage your hearing regardless of the ear plugs in your ear? Will I still be damaging my ears due to noise going to my ear through bone conduction? Can noise traveling through bone conduction make my tinnitus worse? Can my hearing be damaged and tinnitus get worse even though I'm wearing 33 DB xtreme protection ear plugs in a 100 DB environment with a DJ playing music? Also, if sounds can damage ears and hearing through bone conduction how do people shoot guns? Guns and shotguns have a DB of around 140-180. People wear ear protection when shooting guns but the DB of a gun is way louder than a party, so how do people not get damage shooting guns through bone conduction or noise traveling through the body to the inner ear? If anyone can explain or elaborate on this, it would help a lot. Thank you.