Hearing Protection for Band Members and Fans

Interested in ear protection for band rehearsals or football/basketball games? The sound levels created by the band, especially when we rehearse indoors, can often exceed 100db. Normal “industrial” earplugs from the drugstore may help to block sound, but it can also affect your ability to hear pitch, making it difficult for a musician to do their job.

Musicians earplugs, like those from Etymotic, lower the sound pressure while maintaining pitch for the musician. Protecting your hearing is extremely important. Please consider some quality earplugs for band season!

Click here to buy ETY•Plugs® High Fidelity Earplugs

Did you know the GRC Brass and Woodwinds are as loud as a jet engine? See some more information below from Purdue University.

Purdue Decibal Equivalency Chart

Author: Michael Payne

Director of Bands, George Rogers Clark HS