02 Jul EarPeace: The Best Way To Love Your Ears & Music Equally
EarPeace: The Best Way To Love Your Ears & Music Equally
By: Denice Dal Braccio
We all know we need to protect our ears from loud music while attending our favorite festivals and yet, we don’t. Why is that? I still see a majority of people without ear protection and it really confuses me. Are they uneducated, misinformed, just don’t care, or do they have a serious case of analysis-paralysis and just don’t know which brand to buy? While I think it’s likely a combination of all these possibilities, I hope this interview helps you finally commit to making ear plugs a MUST have item to keep in your ears from here on out. Who knows, you might actually get compliments (yes, I get positive attention) for wearing ear protection. To me, nothing is sexier than seeing someone loving themselves first, even above the music.
I sat down with Jay Clark, the owner of EarPeace to help educate, clarify and explain in greater detail, the importance of protecting your ears so that you can enjoy your favorite DJ well into the night.
What inspired you to create EarPeace?
After playing Mas at the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, I was recovering with my girlfriend, Nancy, on the beach in Tobago. The ringing in my ears was louder than the waves. I told Nancy that I could never do that again without killer ear plugs. “Ok old man, we’ll get you ear plugs when we get home.” I was 35 and had no intention at all of slowing down. I needed a solution! After finding nothing to my specs on the market, doing a load of primary data collection and analysis, and speaking with the smartest music industry people I knew – I started EarPeace.
If someone is on the fence about wearing ear protection, what would you say to convince them that it should be a MUST have item for any event. Share with us the importance of ear protection. Any stats, data, or facts you can include here the better!
I would only ask them to use EarPeace. One time. It’s a total game changer to hear clearly and comfortably without a big foamy or antennae sticking out of your ear. Your ears are safe at an average concert for around 5 minutes. Click here for all the data you need on ear protection.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears; the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. It’s often worse when the background noise is low, so you may be most aware of it at night when you’re trying to fall asleep in a quiet room. Prolonged exposure to loud sounds is the most common cause of Tinnitus. Up to 90 percent of people with Tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss. The noise causes permanent damage to the sound-sensitive cells of the cochlea, a spiral-shaped organ in the inner ear. A single exposure to a sudden extremely loud noise can also cause Tinnitus. Click here to take a hearing loss assessment.
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