High-Fidelity Earplugs Becoming The Hearing Health Solution at Concerts

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Musicians, Ushers and Fans Are Using High-Fidelity Earplugs
To Hear Better and Protect Their Ears

Elk Grove Village, IL – May 17, 2017 — One of the hottest products trending on Amazon right now are high-fidelity earplugs. Earplug sales are booming, with ETY•Plugs® and ER20•XS® earplugs by Etymotic Research – products that protect with clarity rather than muffling the sound – leading the way. “People wearing high-fidelity earplugs at music events actually end up hearing loud music better than those who don’t,” says Rick Carlson, Etymotic’s Customer Service Supervisor.

At high levels, the human ear overloads and distorts, “smearing” the details in the music. By reducing sound into the range that the ear hears optimally, the ear can process it without distortion, and the listener hears the music more clearly. Many people dislike foam or other “industrial” style earplugs because they reduce high-pitch sounds more than low-pitch sounds, altering the fidelity of the music. ETY•Plugs® and ER20•XS® earplugs have a more balanced response, so sound quality remains essentially unchanged, just quieter.

Etymotic also offers Music•PRO® Electronic Earplugs that automatically change output levels as sound levels change. Hearing is natural, as if nothing is in the ears, until sound exceeds safe levels. As sound levels increase, earplugs gradually provide 9- or 15-dB sound reduction.

Depending on the venue and where you sit, any genre of music can reach unsafe levels. “People working in concert venues are now some of our most zealous users, which makes sense given the clear, occupational hazard of excessive volume” says Carlson.

A 2015 World Health Organization study declared that over a billion young people are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss. With a commitment to hearing health spanning over three decades, Etymotic is helping musicians, workers and fans hear better while preserving their hearing.

About Etymotic

Etymotic is a research, development and manufacturing company that designs high-fidelity personal audio products and hearing wellness solutions to assess enhance and protect hearing. For over 30 years, innovation and education have been central to Etymotic’s mission. Etymotic is one of the most respected leaders in high-fidelity audio and hearing conservation. For more information about Etymotic, its hearing wellness mission and its products, please visit www.etymotic.com.

Source:  Press Release


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