Musician noise plugs are a great option for getting the exact amount of noise protection required, not only for Musicians, but other individuals who don’t need full noise protection from a solid noise plug. Auris Labs offer six different filters from two respected brands, with each filter having its own noise reduction rating (NRR) and attenuation characteristics at different frequencies.
Etymotic Research (ER) musician filters were first developed 25 years ago by Dr. Mead Killion, during a study for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The results of Dr. Killion aided ER in producing musician filters that offer linear sound reduction, allowing music and speech to sound clear and natural. Auris Labs offer ER filters in 9, 15, and 26, which are interchangeable when different attenuations are required.
Dynamic Ear musician filters offer a linear acoustic filter (DM MINI) that is fitted with the largest membrane possible for the required attenuation. This membrane allows moisture to escape from the ear canal. It is important that the correct attenuation level is chosen as too much attenuation can lead to occlusion which can cause the wearer to feel removed from the environment. Auris labs offer DM MINIs in 10, 17, and 26, which are interchangeable.