Non-Custom Musicians Earplugs

Advantages:

Designed especially for musicians


Flat 20 dB of attenuation means that they reduce harmful sound levels while preserving the quality of music
Music and speech are clear, not muffled
Inexpensive ($10-$20 per pair)
Comfortable for most wearers
Convenient
Can be reused

Disadvantages:

Not comfortable for all ear canals
Must be deeply seated in ears to be effective

Fitting:

The plugs should fit deep and snugly into the ear canal and should fill the ear canal completely

Custom Musicians Earplugs

Advantages:

Custom fit for an individual’s ear


Designed especially for musicians
Variable levels of flat attenuation (9 dB, 15 dB, 25 dB) to match the level of attenuation with the musical environment of the musician
Music and speech are clear, not muffled
Proper fit is easily and consistently achieved
Last for an extended period of time
Easily cleaned with soap and water
Comfortable
Convenient

Disadvantages:

Expensive ($100-$200)
Regular cleaning needed to protect hygiene of the ear

Fitting:

An audiologist must make an impression of the ears before the earplugs can be made