Now there's hope that the working press won't end a day at Winter NAMM 2013 with a headache, or wake up with feeling that their ears have been stuffed with cotton. All they have to do is start the NAMM show by visiting the Vic Firth booth and get a complimentary pair of new Vic Firth Ear Plugs by Etymotic Research.
Vic Firth's ETY•Plugs are high fidelity non-custom earplugs. They reduce most noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of music.
Vic Firth Ear Plugs are configured to replicate the natural response of the ear canal so that when sound enters the earplug, it is reproduced unchanged, exactly the same as the ear would hear it, only quieter. They reduce sound levels evenly so that music and speech are clear and natural, not muffled as with other earplugs. The plugs reduce the risk of hearing damage in many noisy environments and enhance the listening experience for audiences while protecting hearing.
Available in two ready-fit sizes with the same sound reduction, standard and large, the low cost and reusable ETY•Plugs reduce sound by approximately 20 dB at all frequencies.