The Best Earplugs to Save Your Hearing While Sitting Front Row

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The world is turning the volume up. From concerts and festivals to clubs and sports events, you’re likely finding yourself in the middle of a lot more noise than what you’ve been used to over the past year. And despite how easy it can be to get swept up in the stimulation, it’s also important to make sure you’re protecting yourself — and your ears.

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If you plan on nudging your way to the front row at any of the countless festivals coming back this year, or are looking forward to cheering from the sidelines when your favorite NBA team hits the courts again, you’ll need comfortable earplugs that effectively reduce volume without detracting from the experience. Here are the best, affordable earplugs that promise such a snug fit that you won’t even remember you’re wearing them. Your ears will thank you.

Loop Experience Noise Reduction Earplugs

The Loop Noise Reduction Earplugs feature a unique filter to reduce noise by 20 decibels. Made specifically for professional performers, they maintain sound clarity while protecting your ears from dangerous volume levels. Plus, the set comes with eight ultra-soft silicone tips in different sizes for you to choose from for a snug fit that will be comfortable for hours-long wear.

Buy: Loop Experience Noise Reduction Ear Plugs $24.95

$20 Off Decibullz Professional High Fidelity Earplugs

If you have trouble finding earbuds or plugs that fit comfortably in your ear, then the ultra-customized Decibullz earplugs are the way to go. They combine a moldable outer layer with inner tips of different sizes. By simply placing the earplugs into warm water for three to five minutes, they’ll become soft enough to contort into any shape or size that makes sense for you. You can also reheat and reshape as many times as you want.



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Earos One High Fidelity Earplugs

Instead of muffling or distorting your listening experience, the Earos are designed to reduce noise while maintaining sound quality so that making the safer choice for your ears doesn’t disrupt what you’re doing. Expertly engineered with the help of the former Director of MIT’s Acoustics & Vibratory Lab, Earos are designed to reproduce the natural shape of your ear, forming a deep seal in the ear that allows for better sound protection and fidelity than other models with shallow insertion.

Buy: Earos One High Fidelity Earplugs $79.99

Muted Hearing Protection for Infants and Kids

We know the story well: you have two tickets to see your favorite band play but you weren’t able to snag a babysitter in time. Whether it’s Guns N’ Roses or The Foo Fighters, you can’t bring your kids in tow without earplugs that will protect them from loud volume levels. These ones, which come in three different fun designs based on your kid’s preferences, are made with adjustable soft headbands and cushioned ear cups for a comfortable fit for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Buy: Muted Hearing Protection for Kids $79.99

Decibullz Moldable Earplugs 25-Pack

Decibullz’s bulk pack is the best deal if you’re looking to buy for the whole backstage entertainment crew, or want a long-lasting supply for years of concerts to come. Either way, the earplugs in the pack feature Decibullz’s signature heat-and-mold technology so they fit snugly in your ear without falling out.

Buy: Decibullz Moldable Earplugs Pack $79.99

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