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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.

A Musician's PSA

Oh my!  It's late.  I went to see my voice teacher's band play tonight.  It was awesome.

It had been a fair while since I'd been to a show that required earplugs.  In 2011, as part of my Health and Wellness class, I bought custom-made earplugs.  They are the best investment I have ever made - my MONO cases are a very close second.

I cannot urge you enough to buy custom earplugs if you are a musician - or an avid concert goer.  Once your hearing goes, it's not coming back.

Please.  Please please please PLEASE I BEG OF YOU GET EARPLUGS.  You will thank me later.

I'd post options but it's 2:30AM and I need to sleep.  I'll post options tomorrow / today.