How does living with no hearing sound? Your silence is deafening. That’s why it’s important that you invest in hearing protection!

Whether you’re touring as a musician, attending gigs and concerts regularly, or you work in a noisy environment, then you need some earplugs to defend against harsh frequencies and loud sounds.

Anything above 85dB for a long period of time is enough to cause hearing damage, so it’s time to talk about the best hearing protection for musicians and the best earplugs for EDM concerts.

Fender Musician Series Ear Plugs – $7.99 (£5.92)

Up first, we have a brand that we all know and love. Known for making epic guitars, Fender bring us their Musician Series plugs – reusable earplugs for concerts. These plugs are designed to withstand the sheer loudness of stage volume by delivering an impressive 27dB of attenuation.

Reusable, they don’t burn a hole in your pocket, and look very slick… what’s not to love about them?

If you’re a regular goer of festivals or you’re around loud music all of the time, then these earplugs are for you. They’re great all-rounders as the best earplugs for loud live music.

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs – $41.88 (£31.03)

Eargasm High Fidelity earbuds are available in two sizes and three colours (including a nearly invisible translucent colour). Whatever your taste or ear size, you have the best possible protection against those dangerous decibels. They’re perfect for performing as well as attending concerts as a visitor. When the absorption filters are inserted into the selected shell type, you can use the plugs right away.

These plugs offer 20dB of sound attenuation so you can travel to parties & festivals safely.

Vibes High Fidelity Ear Plugs – $23.98 (£17.77)

The Vibes High Fidelity earplugs utilise special filters to fine-tune specific damaging frequencies to focus on attenuating volume in their unique way and offer comprehensive noise cancellation. These noise-cancelling plugs feature acoustic filters which reduce loudness by filtering certain frequencies.

22dB of noise is reduced without any muffling of the sound that you usually find with cheap foam earplugs.

The design of the plugs is also pretty eye-catching, right? They sit nicely in your ears and don’t draw attention to themselves.

Flare Audio Isolate Aluminium Earplugs – 23.55 (£19.99)

There isn’t a lot of wiggle room for trying new things when it comes to earplugs. So, it’s a pleasant surprise to see that Flare Audio has broken conventional norms with their Flare Audio Isolate Aluminium earplugs. These plugs take the shape of a small aluminium block that’s housed within the foam. This allows you to attenuate noise levels while maintaining the detail of the music you’re enjoying. 

They’re one of the smallest earplugs on the market, but they perform with flying colours. With 32dB of attenuation, real-world use of the Isolate earplugs revealed little to be worried about.

EarLabs dBud – $59.99 (£44.00)

Last but far from least on our list comes the EarLabs dBud earplugs.

Here there’s a combination of foam and silicone buds in a range of sizes. You’ll be able to find the perfect fit for you. On top of accessibility,  the construction of the buds as well as their durability is in the high approval ratings, so the dBuds could very well last you a few years.  

With 11dB – 24dB of attenuation, the EarLabs dBud earplugs are great for both festival-goers and performers. However, a price point of $59 may set you back quite a bit.

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