If you have attended a loud rock concert without ear plugs at some point in your life, you are probably familiar with the deafening ringing that consumes your ears for the following several hours.
The problem is that when you put in ear plugs for the next concert, you find that the music is muffled and dull, and having a big piece of orange foam sticking out of your ears isn’t exactly fashionable.
However, you should not take that ringing in your ears too lightly. Rock concerts can reach sound levels up to 125 dB, which is disastrous to the unprotected ear and can result in permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.
Luckily, there a multitude of great options for someone looking for ear plugs that are both invisible to people around you and reduce sound to a safer level, so you can protect your hearing and still enjoy the concert. These ear plugs are clear and transparent, so people won’t even notice you’re wearing hearing protection.
3M Clear E-A-R Germany XA007703698 UF01021 Ear-Protection Plugs
The 3M Clear E-A-R Germany ear plugs are an affordable and practical choice. They were specifically designed by 3M for people working in the music industry, where image and style is paramount. These are plugs are best described as simple and cost-effective.
At a very affordable price, these ear plugs cover everything you would want from a concert ear plug. They are transparent and are virtually invisible when inserted into the ear canal, and they attenuate sound at 20 dB, which is enough to protect your ears but will still allow you still hear conversation and enjoy live music. They are cone shaped with 3 slates that will fit comfortably into your ear.
These ear plugs are washable and reusable, making them a long-lasting option at a cheap price. They come with a small storage case so you won’t lose them at the music festival this summer.
Doc’s Pro Medium Vented Ear Plugs
For those with picky ears, Doc’s Proplugs are great option. They come in 8 different sizes so you can select a pair of ear plugs that fit your ears perfectly. Along with a range of sizes to choose from, they are available in vented and non-vented options, giving you a range of sound attenuation levels from 20 dB (vented) to 30 dB (non-vented.)
Furthermore, these ear plugs are made from hypoallergenic Kraton material that is specially molded to fit comfortably and securely in the auricle of the ear. Since they are fitted into this part of the ear rather than the ear canal, they do not condense your ear wax.
These ear plugs are used by musicians, recording engineers, and concert goers alike, so you can be assured that they will retain clear audio so your concert experience will not be ruined. Their clear color makes them unobtrusive in social settings.
EarDial – The Invisible Smart Earplugs for Live Music
The EarDial ear plugs are a particularly intriguing option because of the mobile app that comes with them. The app will detect the sound levels in your vicinity and give you an estimated time of how long you can stay in the area safely.
The ear plugs themselves will attenuate loud music at the rate that will save your hearing but still preserve the important frequencies of the music.
If you are attending a particularly long concert or a string of concerts like you would experience at music festival, these are your best option for long-lasting comfort and style. They are made from hypoallergenic silicone that is transparent and essentially imperceptible to your peers.
They come with an aluminum case for storage that is coupled with a glowing sticker so you won’t lose them in the dark.
These ear plugs are reusable and will last you a long time. They are refundable and replaceable if you have any issues. You will also be supporting a good cause by purchasing these – 5% of the proceeds to go to charities working to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.
Senner MusicPro Earplugs
If you want inconspicuous, comfortable ear plugs with great sound quality, you can’t go wrong with the Senner MusicPro Earplugs. The caliber of sound perceived through the patented SennerAcousticPro filters is ideal for any kind of music, from rock concerts to orchestra performances. You will be able to hear the music clearly while shielding yourself from hearing damage.
The Senner MusicPro Earplugs are transparent and made of hypoallergenic SennerSoftTouch material that is designed for long usage. These ear plugs are created with day-long music festivals in mind, so they will not irritate your ears if you wear them for an extended period of time.
They are cone-shaped with three slats to fit snugly into your ear. They also have a pull string attached, making them easy to remove. The transparent color renders them discrete and unnoticeable.
An aluminum, waterproof case comes with the ear plugs, so they won’t be easily lost or ruined. Be sure to test them out within thirty days of your purchase, if you are unsatisfied, Senner will pay you your money back.
L&L High Fidelity Ear Plugs
Designed by L&L Group, these transparent ear plugs are another viable option for concert protection. They come with two different filters, one with a sound reduction rate of 19 dB and the other with reduction rate of 28 dB, so you can adjust for different levels of volume. With the option of the second filter, these ear plugs could be used in other noisier activities such as flying in an airplane, hunting, or using power tools.
The ear plugs are made from food-grade silicone that is safe for the ears and will fit perfectly into your ear. They will reduce the noise and amplitude of the music you are hearing at a concert while leaving the sound unmuffled.
Two pairs of ear plugs are included in this product, along with an aluminum case, which makes it a great deal. L&L Group also offers a 60-day money-back guarantee to any customers who aren’t satisfied with these ear plugs.