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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:34 PM

Just found out that your local SpecSavers do the full service for the custom-fit Etymotic ER-15 attenuated ear plugs:
http://www.specsavershearcare.co.uk/
I was looking at travelling miles (taking a day off work) to get the moulds done until I found this out...rang my local branch & spoke to a very nice lady Audiologist - booked in for the test & fitting in Banbury.
Job done.

Edited by 99ster, 30 July 2007 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:34 PM

The Birmingham specsavers lady is really rather tasty (New Street) - an added bonus :)

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:03 PM

View PostG-bitch, on Jul 30 2007, 06:34 PM, said:

The Birmingham specsavers lady is really rather tasty (New Street) - an added bonus :)


Nice one!
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:35 AM

Had my free 'Specsavers' test done yesterday and I passed with flying colours. They offer the moulded personalised earplug service £160, 6 week lead time and the ER20's @ £14 however a quick search on eBay found the identical same product for £6.99 (+2.99 P&P).
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ETYMOTIC-ER20-Musici...1QQcmdZViewItem

Oh I have to add that the test conditions were a bit cobbled together! The guy had a room set off to one side that had the air-con unit or something similar running in the cupboard and staff chatting on the other side of the standard door (not soundproofed). He did apologise at the beginning for this... and explained this was just a test to get a 'rough idea of the state of my hearing'.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:51 AM

View Postamj, on Jul 17 2007, 07:36 PM, said:

Another reccomendation for the ER20's! Band practice is so much more bearable now, loud noises make irritable let alone the already well known effect on hearing. If you haven't got any earplugs yet then for god sake shell out a tenner and grab some of these!
What he said. I find rehearsal much more enjoyable since purchasing some ER20's, plus I find where I've had trouble hearing myself at gigs I can now hear everything much more clearly. Probably the best tenner I've spent in a long time.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:19 PM

View Postwarwickhunt, on Aug 1 2007, 09:35 AM, said:

Had my free 'Specsavers' test done yesterday and I passed with flying colours. They offer the moulded personalised earplug service £160, 6 week lead time and the ER20's @ £14 however a quick search on eBay found the identical same product for £6.99 (+2.99 P&P).
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ETYMOTIC-ER20-Musici...1QQcmdZViewItem

Oh I have to add that the test conditions were a bit cobbled together! The guy had a room set off to one side that had the air-con unit or something similar running in the cupboard and staff chatting on the other side of the standard door (not soundproofed). He did apologise at the beginning for this... and explained this was just a test to get a 'rough idea of the state of my hearing'.

I had a very different experience today at the Banbury 'Specsavers' - the test was done in a professional soundproof booth. The booth itself was in a very quiet room (much like a GP's office). So I had a very accurate full-spectrum test which revealed the classic '4KHz dip' in my hearing. The damage being caused by over 25 years exposure to rock n roll. This was not unexpected. But still a bit sobering - just a shame that you couldn't buy anything like this in my youth...
I've ordered the £160 custom set (there's no way I'm skimping on ear protection!) & had the moulds made - & the (very professional & very attractive young lady!) Audiologist did tell me that the results were sent to the manufacturers of the custom sets to help produce the best set for me.
I may get some 'Ultimate Ear' monitors as well...for recording & live.

For any young folk reading this thread - for F**K's SAKE - get your self some hearing protection now. Sort it out today!
Instead of blowing some cash on another FX pedal that you don't really need - spend it on this instead. Now - while you still have the chance...
As I've already said - when I started playing 25 years ago there was nothing like these earplugs available - so we just got on with it & are paying the price now. There is no way you can reverse hearing damage. The damge to my hearing isn't severe - but when you see that dip on the test graph - it's not a pleasant sight.
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 11:51 AM

View Post99ster, on Aug 2 2007, 02:19 PM, said:

For any young folk reading this thread - for F**K's SAKE - get your self some hearing protection now. Sort it out today!

Yes, big PLUS ONE with flashing blue lights and a 'fanfare' sound!

even if you start with a set of ER20's .. do it.. do it now! Treat yourself and get the moulded plugs though.. You lugs will thank you!

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:53 PM

The custom moulded plugs... anyone know who/where they are done at a cost of less than £160?

I know my hearing is worth that but I'm sure I've seen moulds being made at Game Fair trade stands (shooting type game fair NOT Warhammer, D&D etc) for £60-£70!
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:00 PM

View Postwarwickhunt, on Aug 3 2007, 02:53 PM, said:

I know my hearing is worth that but I'm sure I've seen moulds being made at Game Fair trade stands (shooting type game fair NOT Warhammer, D&D etc) for £60-£70!

That £160 includes the price of the filters, which from what I recall of the spare filter prices is about half of the total cost. Shooting ear protection is much simpler, aiming to block as much sound as possible instead of evenly filtering it by a fixed amount.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:01 PM

View Postwarwickhunt, on Aug 3 2007, 02:53 PM, said:

The custom moulded plugs... anyone know who/where they are done at a cost of less than £160?

I know my hearing is worth that but I'm sure I've seen moulds being made at Game Fair trade stands (shooting type game fair NOT Warhammer, D&D etc) for £60-£70!


The £160 includes the filter as well- the moulds on their own come in at around £80 with the filters costing about the same again.

I had some ER-15s done a month or 2 ago.
I think these things are a bit like pensions or looking after your teeth when your young. You don't really see the point until it's usually too late.
The best £180 I've spent in a long time (I paid a bit more to get a quicker turn around time, and a tenner for the cord so I could look like Larry Grayson between sets)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:01 PM

View Postalexclaber, on Aug 3 2007, 03:00 PM, said:

That £160 includes the price of the filters, which from what I recall of the spare filter prices is about half of the total cost. Shooting ear protection is much simpler, aiming to block as much sound as possible instead of evenly filtering it by a fixed amount.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:05 PM

View Postalexclaber, on Aug 3 2007, 03:00 PM, said:

That £160 includes the price of the filters, which from what I recall of the spare filter prices is about half of the total cost. Shooting ear protection is much simpler, aiming to block as much sound as possible instead of evenly filtering it by a fixed amount.

One boutique effects pedal or good hearing for the rest of your life?

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Yes - you can buy different interchangeable filters - so you can change from a '15' for rehearsals - to a 20 (or 25) when playing live. Which was what I've been advised to do - & these proper filters alone are around £70-ish.

Sorry - I just can't understand why anyone in their right mind would be looking for a 'budget' option for this!!!
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:07 PM

View Postchardbass, on Aug 3 2007, 03:01 PM, said:

...and a tenner for the cord so I could look like Larry Grayson between sets)

I put mine in before I go into the venue if the soundcheck has already started and certainly before anyone hits any snare drums or starts ringing out PAs and then don't take them out until I'm loading the car at the end of the night. Sometimes even drive home with them in, possibly disturbing the neighbours when I arrive and the subwoofer is going some!

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:35 PM

View Postwarwickhunt, on Aug 3 2007, 02:53 PM, said:

The custom moulded plugs... anyone know who/where they are done at a cost of less than £160?

I know my hearing is worth that but I'm sure I've seen moulds being made at Game Fair trade stands (shooting type game fair NOT Warhammer, D&D etc) for £60-£70!
Ear plugs for shooting are designed to stop sudden reports (shots), not long loud sounds, like loud music.

Chardbass, 99ster, Alex.... you are right. I have some ACS moulded plugs and they are the best investment I've made in the music business since I brought my first bass. OK, they cost £160 (only a couple of gigs!) and I know there are cheaper alternatives, but they are good and they work without destroying the sound they are protecting you from.
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:48 PM

View Post99ster, on Aug 3 2007, 03:05 PM, said:

Yes - you can buy different interchangeable filters - so you can change from a '15' for rehearsals - to a 20 (or 25) when playing live. Which was what I've been advised to do - & these proper filters alone are around £70-ish.

Sorry - I just can't understand why anyone in their right mind would be looking for a 'budget' option for this!!!
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Who said anything about budget option? I was simply asking the question to ascertain if this was the standard price, as I stated, I'd seen them being moulded for a lot less at Game Fairs. As has been pointed out, what I have obviously seen is an alternative form of ear protection that doesn't filter but simply blocks sound.

I've been an advocate of hearing protection for years and apart from band members and friends in bands I have advised mates with motorbikes about the benefit of protection.

I'm in the position where I can take a step up from budget hearing protection (from £10-£20 Docs ear plugs) and invest in custom protection, I was clarifying that £160 is the going rate. After all that is one of the major benefits of being a forum member... we share info.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:32 PM

Just looking at these:.. Sibob mentioned them. How did you go about getting the right size? Thought I'd try them I normally use ER20's but they're a little uncomfortable.

http://www.brdistrib...csProPlugs.html

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:03 AM

After reading this thread I bought some ER20s or whatever they're called from audiorelief.co.uk

Wish I hadn't bothered, as they've backed up all the wax in my ears right up as far as possible so I can now barely hear a thing and I have a gig at 6pm this evening. Incredibly frustrating. I'll give them another try, but these things f***ing feel like they're gonna hurt pulling them out... Don't feel natural.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:29 PM

View Posttheosd, on Sep 15 2007, 12:03 PM, said:

After reading this thread I bought some ER20s or whatever they're called from audiorelief.co.uk

Wish I hadn't bothered, as they've backed up all the wax in my ears right up as far as possible so I can now barely hear a thing and I have a gig at 6pm this evening. Incredibly frustrating. I'll give them another try, but these things f***ing feel like they're gonna hurt pulling them out... Don't feel natural.
Sounds like it's time to get them syringed!

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Sounds like it's time to get them syringed!

Seems to be the case, yeah! :)
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:00 PM

I have been using Alpine Music Safe ear plugs for a while
http://www.enhancedlistening.co.uk/product...D=&P_ID=975
Came away from a gig one night and my ears were screaming. Borrowed some"Rhubarb and Custard" disposables from the drummer but couldn't get on with them.
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:56 AM

View PostScorchin, on May 22 2007, 12:27 PM, said:

Definately recommend the Etymotic ER-20's, found them cheapest here: http://www.audilo.co.uk/ER20-Hi-Fi-Musicia...s-pr-16138.html

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:07 PM

If I need volume during practice, I find Boot's travel earplugs work pretty well. I love the ER-20s though.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:36 PM

I've been using ER20s now for the past couple of months and can't believe the difference. I now can't play without them!

they are awsome - i originally bought them to use when playing in my pub covers band as there is no PA so my cab has to be turned up louder than I would use it when it is being used as a monitor normally. I would come away from gigs with ringing in my ears for at least 3 or 4 days so after 2 gigs I decided enough was enough and paid the grant sum of about a tenner for them.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:28 PM

As someone who has Saturday night gig levels of ringing ears on a permanent basis, I can only say that this is a Good Thing To Do. We have here in the shop some MusicSafe Pro plugs. I'm not plugging these, just wondering if any of you have used them. They are sort of similar to ER20s, but have 3 sets of interchangeable attenuator plugs, plus a spare bud, at £17.99.

The only problem I've found with using any sort of plug now my hearing is damaged, is that when using ER20s, I really do find it hard to hear much at all...

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:53 PM

The moulded plugs work much better. You really do get what you pay for.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:15 AM

View Postbass_ferret, on Oct 3 2007, 05:53 PM, said:

The moulded plugs work much better. You really do get what you pay for.

+1

I picked up my ER15s at the weekend and they're absolutely amazing, used them in rehearsal and they really do seem to have actual flat attenuation; but for me, they really score big on the comfort factor, I can wear them for hours and just forget they're there..... BRILLIANT!



.... hope I don't manage to lose them anytime soon!

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Warwick Thumb 5 2006 Ltd Ed "Dirty Blonde" - 2 x Warwick LX4s - Spector/SIMS 5 stringy thingy (chav-bass)
Spector ReBop4DLX QM Ibanezii - CT5NT and AFR series A105F (fretless) Squier Jazz (needs work!)
a pretty rare 1985 Westone 'Rail' Bass in pearl white, an acoustic prototype by Lamaq, and a Crafter acoustic
..... and a 3/4 size Czech made upright

via an assortment of pedals (when I'm in the mood) EBS - bassIQ, OctaBass, UniChorus; BOSS - AW-3, RC-50; EH-Muff

into an EBS TD650 and Evo Pro Line 410

me

my dayjob

I used to play in this band but escaped recently


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:38 PM

View PostTelebass, on Oct 3 2007, 05:28 PM, said:

The only problem I've found with using any sort of plug now my hearing is damaged, is that when using ER20s, I really do find it hard to hear much at all...

I'm also looking for plugs, because we play quite loud music, due to this I simply over-push strings, herewith damaging my finger technique.
I see public likes those ER20s, but I'm interested if I could get "tricks" like this guy's. Simply, I dunno (yet..) if my hearing is damaged too, but due to fact, that I can lift loud, Real loud music with no problems, could this be a sign of it?
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:15 PM

Do your ears ring after loud music - a sort of high pitched tone? It goes away after a while.

That is hearing damage and one day it wont go away.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:54 AM

View Postbass_ferret, on Oct 29 2007, 12:15 AM, said:

Do your ears ring after loud music - a sort of high pitched tone? It goes away after a while.

That is hearing damage and one day it wont go away.

Nah, there's no such effect for me, but my guitarist complained about this... He must have understood it, but I'll remind him.
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Gear:
Mayones Jabba 5 Classic
Cort GB75 +Aguilar OBP2 Pre
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Aguilar TH500

TC Electronic RS112
Gallien Krueger 212MBE 4ohm
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iGig cases
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Effects by Sansamp, Tc Electronic, Boss, EBS......
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Elixir strings
Comfort Strapps





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