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High-fidelity earplugs can preserve your hearing at concerts



April 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- For a long time, music lovers have been forced to make a choice: Go to concerts and fully hear the music while probably incurring permanent hearing damage, or wear earplugs that protect their hearing while distorting the sound of the music.

Enter high-fidelity earplugs, which are designed to preserve both sound quality and a listener's hearing by electronically adjusting sound.

Typical foam earplugs disproportionately muffle some pitches more than others, so the music gets garbled. High-fidelity earplugs, on the other hand, lower the decibels evenly across all pitches.

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