Ensuring you can continue clubbing without the risk of developing tinnitus
Together, international earplug experts Alpine Hearing Protection and Watch The Hype have partnered with some of the UK’s most prestigious electronic music venues to make Alpine’s music-specialised earplugs available to you for an exclusive discount.
Over the coming months, you will be able to purchase Alpine PartyPlugs at chosen venues for the price of only a couple of beers! If we're not yet at your favourite venue, make sure you grab yourself a pair below and sign up to our newsletter to remain #AllEars with campaign news.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus, from the Latin for “noise”, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds when they aren't there. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. It is not a disease, it is a symptom stemming from damaged ears.
We can all subject our ears to potentially damaging noise, especially at nightclubs and gigs. You've probably already experienced ringing after a night out but thought nothing of it.
Tinnitus is permanent - once you get it, there is no cure. Listening to any sound at a high volume – more than 80dB – for more than eight hours can damage hearing permanently.
An average club speaker system has volumes of around 100dB on the dancefloor, corresponding to a safe exposure time of less than 5 minutes… And let’s face it, that's not even one mix!
Tinnitus is completely avoidable by wearing earplugs in clubs.
Why not turn the music in clubs down?
The immersive experience of club music isn’t just down to hearing, it’s down to feeling. If you turn the music down, you lose all the low-end power your body needs to feel present. However, with this low-end power comes dangerously loud mid and high frequencies.
The only way to enjoy the music fully whilst protecting your hearing is to wear high-fidelity earplugs!
These earplugs are going to ruin the music, right?
Alpine’s PartyPlugs are high-fidelity earplugs. This means they reduce sound levels evenly, maintaining the quality of the original sound. Unlike free foam earplugs, they do not cause a muffled music experience and can be reused time and time again.
- Protects up to 25 dB
- No more ringing in your ears
- Music quality remains very good thanks to AlpineAcousticFilters™
- Conversations can still be heard
- Perfect fit because of soft AlpineThermoShape™ material
- No silicone
- Alpine Miniboxx to take your earplugs anywhere and anytime
- Transparent. Hardly visible in the ear
- Winner Red Dot Award 2015
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Suffer from tinnitus? Share Your Story here and win a free pair of earplugs.
DJ & Producer [FEEL MY BICEP / AUS MUSIC]
"I picked up very aggressive tinnitus three years ago and thankfully after a few months it dropped away by about 80% - I still have a subtle buzz/hiss but it is manageable. When it was bad, I couldn't even think, sleep or anything. Just sitting on an aeroplane was awful as it's all I could hear. I use earplugs all the time now DJing.” Matt from Bicep
dj & Producer [DIRT CREW RECORDINGS / HEIST]
“Of course I knew that because of listening to loud music I risked hearing loss. But having a constant high tone in my head? No I didn’t know that before I got it. It just creeps in and at first I didn’t really know that it was tinnitus. The concept "complete silence" is non-existent for me. That is something I miss the most. At first I really felt down because of it. I’ll have this for the rest of my life, permanent damage. Hence, these kind of awareness campaigns are of utmost importance.”
dj & political activist [://ABOUT BLANK]
“For me it was always normal that my ears were ringing after a night out in clubs. If I’d have known that it wouldn't stop ever again, I would have done things differently. Be aware, invest in your listening pleasure by investing in information and hearing protection.”
Join the movement
More venues and events will be joining in the near future, so make sure you are the first to know. Each week (from 25th September) we will choose a subscriber at random and send them a FREE pair of PartyPlugs. Enter your email address for a chance to WIN!
Venues & Promoters
If you are interested in getting your venue involved, or simply want more information, please email matt [at] watchthehype [dot] com