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Basically, I don't want to leave uni with tinnitus/at the least damaged hearing - so I want to wear plugs clubbing. I've already done this a couple times and it actually made the music sound better cause I could hear it... but people ask about them and even my boyfriend was really unpleasant and said they were weird and it was unattractive of me.
Does anyone have any suggestions of ones that are less visible and still let you hear people?

What does everyone else think? I know lots of people have been fine... but lots of ppl do get hearing damage and apparently clubs are a lot louder now than they used to be. Would you judge someone for wearing them?
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(Original post by LittleFurry)
Basically, I don't want to leave uni with tinnitus/at the least damaged hearing - so I want to wear plugs clubbing. I've already done this a couple times and it actually made the music sound better cause I could hear it... but people ask about them and even my boyfriend was really unpleasant and said they were weird and it was unattractive of me.
Does anyone have any suggestions of ones that are less visible and still let you hear people?

What does everyone else think? I know lots of people have been fine... but lots of ppl do get hearing damage and apparently clubs are a lot louder now than they used to be. Would you judge someone for wearing them?
I wouldnt judge someone for wearing them at all, you're trying to look after your health after all. You could get silicone ones as they're normally clear so might be a little less visible than foam ones? (But personally the only way you'd get me in a nightclub these days is with earplugs so i probably don't have the same attitude towards it as other students would).
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I assume you're female?
Can you not just wear your hair over then?


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It is a bit weird
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I wouldn't judge someone for wearing them, because it's a much smarter thing to do. Clubs are very loud and hearing loss in young people is becoming more prevalent due to places like clubs and wearing earphones at a loud volume.

Anyone to judge you or call you weird is a complete moron, it's not weird to not want to be deaf by the time you're 60. People laugh it off and say "oh it's not a big deal" ... well actually it is and the statistics don't look good. So again they're completely moronic.

Also your boyfriend is a **** for saying that. What stupid thing to say.
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It is a bit weird
You wouldn't want to live with tinnitus buddy, it drives people crazy better to be safe than sorry.
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A friend on mine used to wear ear plugs clubbing because he had tinnitus from professional fighting.

He used to get them off the shooting team.

I thought it was a little strange at first, but thinking about it, you can't really hear anything in a club anyway.
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(Original post by LittleFurry)
Basically, I don't want to leave uni with tinnitus/at the least damaged hearing - so I want to wear plugs clubbing. I've already done this a couple times and it actually made the music sound better cause I could hear it... but people ask about them and even my boyfriend was really unpleasant and said they were weird and it was unattractive of me.
Does anyone have any suggestions of ones that are less visible and still let you hear people?

What does everyone else think? I know lots of people have been fine... but lots of ppl do get hearing damage and apparently clubs are a lot louder now than they used to be. Would you judge someone for wearing them?
I don't go clubbing, but I go to concerts a lot and I always wear these earplugs http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elacin-ER20S...ords=earplugs/

They're not noticeable if you cover them with your hair (assuming you're a girl) and they make the music sound better
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yes I suffer from the same problem. Two small drops of superglue are just about enough so you can still hear, but it blocks the really high frequencies of the soundwaves (these are the things that cause the ringing sensation) superglue was intended for human contact and will wash out in the shower. Hope this helps.
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I think wear earplugs is a good idea as they help protect your hearing, and like you say, it actually makes the music clearer and less distorted. I would suggest getting silicone earplugs, as you can mould them to fit your ears and don't fall out easily like the foam ones do. I always wear earplugs to the rock and metal concerts I go to, the volume level would be intolerable for me otherwise
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(Original post by lilza)
I don't go clubbing, but I go to concerts a lot and I always wear these earplugs http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elacin-ER20S...ords=earplugs/

They're not noticeable if you cover them with your hair (assuming you're a girl) and they make the music sound better
Thanks - do you find they're not too large for your ears? Some reviews said that :/ And do the ends not stick out too much?
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Thanks - do you find they're not too large for your ears? Some reviews said that :/ And do the ends not stick out too much?
They're fine for my ears. And yes, they do stick out a bit. But if you have thick hair it shouldn't matter
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HAHAHAH this dude be wearing a plug and he lookin' like a right mug , init
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When you go clubbing pop the ear plugs in, leave your hair down so the hair covers them.

Or just do as you please, its your life.
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If you go to any musical instrument shop you should be able to get some, performers tend to get them for protection while on stage. Perfectly sensible thing to do - I went to a gig earlier this month and my ears were buzzing like a beehive dipped in MDMA for about 2/3 days afterwards, and it is not a nice feeling.
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