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Earplugs

As promised - a list of custom earplugs:

Etymotic Musicians Earplugs

I have these.  They are the best thing I've ever bought outside of my guitars (my MONO cases are a very close second).  I don't know how I survived without these.  I go to a lot of shows, play a lot of shows, rehearse a lot - I'm around loud music a lot.  These are infinitely beneficial for me.  I look forward to retaining most of my hearing for my life thanks to these (and Eddy McGrath).

I have the 15dB filters, in case you're wondering.

Northeastern University in Boston can make these for you.  They're worth every penny. You get a hearing test first and then they make the molds.  It takes about three weeks to get them.

Others:

Sensaphonics 

Westone - My friends in Filligar have these for their in-ear monitors.

They're all really a variation on a theme.  If you want in-ear monitors, then I'd look into Westone.  I recommend something - I highly highly HIGHLY recommend doing something to preserve your hearing IMMEDIATELY.  Once it's gone, it's gone.

It's All In My Mind

September 11, 2013

I need to tally up how many posts I’ve missed again.

I had a voice lesson today.  Rocco (my teacher) and I were talking about singing loud and what happens when you do sing loud.  It’s vulnerable to sing loud, and it’s emotional, not physical.  The physical part is easy.  It’s the emotional part that’s hard.

I can tell myself a number of things that I might believe to try to help my psyche.  Some things are deeper than I can reach right now, but they’ll surface and dissipate.  I just have to let them.

My eyes are going.  I’ll talk to you later.