The material used makes a difference, too. There are three main kinds of earplugs: universal fit, moldable ear plugs and custom fit.
Make sure you pick universal fit earplugs for concerts. The silicone or foam tips of the plugs are built to suit everyone, and are easy to clean. They usually come in a choice of sizes to suit different ears. Loops, for example, come with a range of ear tips in different sizes so you can pick whatever suits you best. Simply select the correct ear tip, pop them in your ears, and you’re ready to rock.
Moldable earplugs, on the other hand, aren’t plug and play. First, you have to heat them up, then let them cool down to a safe temperature and shape them like your ear. Then you need to let them harden. And then you’re good to go. And often, these moldable earplugs are made of soft and sticky stuff. This makes them hard to clean.
Moldable earplugs offer fantastic sound quality, but there is one major downside: the cost. Plus, you have to change them every six years (or thereabouts) due to the changing shape of your ears. So, it’s a good idea to consider cost versus quality when choosing what type of earplugs to go for.
Wearing earplugs at concerts is a personal choice. But when you consider the potential risks associated with loud music, it’s an easy choice to make. Just make sure that you choose the right earplugs for you, based on fit, comfort and noise-reducing properties, and you’re sure to have a fantastic live music experience.