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You can read an article on hearing damage by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services here.

Prevent hearing loss because the ability to enjoy music is too precious to lose!

Music-induced hearing loss occurs when exposing your ears to a lot of noise. Sound levels are measured in so called decibels (dB). Starting from 80 dB Sound can be harmful to your ears. At 100 dB you can be at direct risk of permanent hearing loss. At live music venues, in clubs, and on festivals the volume is often higher than 100 dB. This can have terrible consequences for your hearing, such as a ringing or whistling noise in your ear or even deafness. Several case studies show that about 10% in Britain, 10% in the Netherlands, 18% in Germany and 15% in the USA, have reported some form of hearing loss caused by loud noise.

How to prevent it?

Thunderplugs are high quality reusable ear plugs. They have a music filter that maintains the sound quality while reducing the volume. For maximum user comfort, they are made of silicone. Thunderplugs meet all quality and safety requirements defined by the EU and the US, and are tested and certified according to EN 352-2 standard and ANSI. For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What exactly is noise induced hearing loss?

Noise induced hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It is caused by sounds that are too loud, for a long or even short period of time. Tiny hair-like structures that sit on top of hair cells in the inner ear (stereocilia) are damaged by noises that are too loud and/or last for too long. When the stereocilia are damaged, the hair cells can’t send information about the sound to the brain anymore. In most cases, this hearing loss is temporary but when loud sound levels are ignored, hearing loss can get worse over a lifetime, possibly resulting in deafness.

With Thunderplugs, you can make sure your hearing is in top form. Of course we perfectly understand that nobody wants to wear gigantic ear plugs. They need to be comfortable and sexy of course. Therefore, we made sure our ear plugs are barely visible and made of the softest and finest silicone on the market. That is why you do not feel them.

Our ear plugs: Ideal for musicians, too

As a musician, how many times has this happened to you? You are ready to jump up on stage, and put all your heart and soul into it, when you realize that your earplugs are still at home. Here at Thunderplugs, we know this problem all too well, and for precisely that reason, the majority of Dutch venues have installed Thunderplugs machines that provide their visitors with our ear plugs. This way, you are well protected during your performance.
We know, out of experience, how important ears are, and that hearing loss is no joke! If you love your ears and want to keep enjoying music, it’s wise to take measures and protect your ears.