Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: DownBeats High Fidelity Hearing Protectors

Summer is the season for festivals, concerts and outdoor activities. The one thing each of these have in common is the noise factor. When you are young, you take advantage of the important things in life: your hearing, your sight, your quick movements that don't cause a muscle spasm, ache or pain. With advances in technology, we can fix our vision, with persistent exercise we can maintain our body movements, but once you lose your hearing, your only option is hearing aides. It is important to protect your ears when you are in abnormally loud situations. There is much confusion about how to protect your ears while still being able to enjoy the moments you are living in. I mean, if you wear ear plugs, how will you hear you favorite band belt out your favorite song? there is a product for that! I recently had the opportunity to receive DownBeats High Fidelity Hearing Protectors, and am excited to share them. They are claimed to:

"...deliver a pristine, balanced sonic experience without the painful highs 
and lows, distracting background noise or sonic hangover later. And 
they’re good to go in a durable anodized aluminum case."

These DownBeats High Fidelity Hearing Protectors are the answer for many who struggle with the decision to damage their hearing in the process of making memories. While they look similar to ear plugs, they are actually more of a noise filter. Instead of toning down all sound entirely, they allow only the highest quality of sound (i.e. your artist of choice) to penetrate while holding back all of the distracting background noise (i.e. the annoying crowd).  This concept relieves the "Sonic Hangover" that you experience the morning after a loud night. Additionally, it eliminates Temporary Threshold Shift, where you temporarily lose your hearing at the level of conversation (70 decibels) after prolonged exposure to loud noises (ever tried to talk to someone on the way home from a concert? Better whisper if you want to hear them), and also Long-Term Hearing Loss. 

I think it is phenomenal that they come in their own little case (because other than that, they would be lost immediately in this house, or we would forget them altogether). The little knobs on the end make them easy to place in the ear, as well as remove them, and they lay comfortable in your ear. I like having these around for the kids too. Oftentimes at festivals or carnivals they have live music performances that overtake the atmosphere. Having these on hand makes it easy to protect their little ears from premature damage too (if you can get them to keep them in). You can choose a black, blue or purple case, and each pair costs $9.99. For that price I would have to say it is a highly affordable way to take a preventative measure with your future hearing capabilities. 

Because I choose to be safe rather than sorry more times than not, I give these 10 stars:

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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