Hearing 101: Concerts (Hearing is Enjoying)

Who doesn’t love a good loud concert??!! Your ears that’s who! The average concert can reach levels above 110dB and at that level you can start to incur irreversible hearing damage in as little as 30 min. Yes everyone’s ears are different, but let’s think safety first. Most shows we’ve been to last longer than 30 min and an all day music festival could be trouble for your long term hearing.

So what can you do to make sure you are able to enjoy a life-long obsession with concerts? Simple.. wear earplugs!!!

There are several different options out there; crushable foam earplugs that you toss away after you use them, higher quality foam that can be used a few times, silicone or rubber earplugs that can be used for a longer time period or you could go all the way with custom earplugs. Sure, they all have pros and cons.

Foam Earplugs
Pros: Cheap, usually easy to get at most stores or even events.
Cons: Most people do not put them in correctly so they are not getting the advertised hearing protection. Can (should) only be used once.

Silicone/Rubber Earplugs
Pros: Can be used over and over and usually can be cleaned easily.
Cons: For a lot of people they require being placed deep into the ear canal and can cause discomfort due to the materials used.

Custom Earplugs
Pros: Highest level of comfort and fit each time. With proper care, can last for years. Different filters available so you can adapt to your environment or experience.
Cons: Can be more expensive or difficult to get.

At JH Audio, we’d love to help relieve some of the ‘difficulity’ of getting custom earplugs and help you enjoy concerts for the foreseeable future. We have Audiologists and Authorized Dealers all over that can get your fitted and taken care of. Check out our custom, soft material earplugs that will last for years (with proper care) and will provide you the levels of protection needed to keep your ears happy! If you are having trouble finding someone near you, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to give you a hand!


Backstage with JH Audio: Daughtry

The Artist: Daughtry

The Event: Jim Beam Live Music Series

The Gear: JH7Pro

Whew! Jim Beam knows how to throw a concert. From support act Safetysuit to headliner Daughtry, the rock was brought and it was brought loud and hard! The venue probably had to have some ceiling tiles replaced after the show. Energy was the theme and Daughtry delivered.

The American Idol Season 5 4th place finisher has had many scratching their heads why he did not win, but he is also credited with blasting the door open for the ‘rockers’ on the show and there has been a steady increase of ‘rockers’ on the show. No, complaints here. I mean come on we have Steven Tyler as a judge now days!

Daughtry’s latest project, Break the Spell, is his best project to date for sure. It’s always fun to see an artist get better as they go along and not crash and burn after their Freshmen project. Give it a listen and if possible, make sure to catch his show in your area. We’re pretty sure you’ll be happy you did!

Daughtry and his band use the JH7Pro Custom In-Ear Monitor. The dual low, single high frequency setup gives you the sound you need without the “snap-crackle and pop” of distortion.

Hearing 101: How Loud IS Loud??!!

Alright.. everyone raise their hands who spent the afternoon with either a chainsaw or string trimmer and felt a little “cloudy” or “muffled” afterwards. Yeah, a lot of us. Put your hands down. Now, how many of us have spent the day on an ATV or motorbike in the backwoods and had that “cloudy” or “muffled” feeling afterwards? OK…. put your hands down. Now how many of us  also enjoy listening to music, not just listen, but REALLY listen to the music? Most of us! Did you know you can be damaging your hearing and also hindering your ability to listen to music in a more critical way? Check out some of these numbers below of how loud it can be!
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To Buy From the Best, You Need to Buy From the Best

You wouldn’t buy a house from a car salesmen or a Rolex from the trunk of some dude in Time Square (well, hopefully you didn’t), so why buy your earpieces from UNAUTHORIZED dealers??!! We want you to have the best experience possible, so please make sure you are dealing with someone in our network. We’ve provided a list that we updated as needed. Have a question about a dealer? Let us know!