Week of Tinnitus

The upcoming week is the Week of Tinnitus, quite strange for those who experience a ringing, buzzing, or humming sound in their ears, as it is present 24/7. Tinnitus, indeed… you wouldn’t want it. Once you have it, getting rid of it is quite a challenge, as it’s a nasty little annoying injury. To start […]

The True Heart of Earproof

In a quest for creativity, protection and prevention and people who dare to follow their inner voices – we introduce to you Earproof. Where it all began… Together with the European Ministers, the Minister of the Netherlands Els Borst decided they needed to embrace the entertainment industry’s health and safety conditions. New rules, work hours, […]

Check out our old festival announcements

Ready for the summer season: festival beats & hi-hats? You’ll be surrounded by delightful loud sounds all summer long, and you want to avoid the annoying ringing in your ears? Make sure you always have Earproof earplugs with you. Hang them on your keychain, travel bag, or wherever, as long as you have them with […]

Everything for a smile

Everything for a smile Coolblue and Earproof are teaming up in the new year to save ears together. Our series of music earplugs will be available via Coolblue as of January 1st: the Earproof Rockit 15dB, Earproof Concert 15dB, and Earproof Dance 20dB earplugs. Great news for all music lovers at Coolblue who can now […]

Our new earplug: Rockit

Introducing our new earplug: Earproof Rockit The Rockit earplug is unique because it is a budget earplug that contains a music filter. Your ears are primarily protected against loud noise with the Rockit earplug. Thanks to the music filter, music sounds clear and not muffled like with most foam earplugs. The Rockit earplug consists of […]

Happy ears!

Fireworks originated in the Far East, coming from China. Between 618 and 907 during the Tang Dynasty, fireworks were invented by a cook, according to tradition. The explosions were used in religious events to ward off evil spirits. After the discovery of gunpowder in the 13th century in China, fireworks quickly made their way to […]

How to Protect Your Ears?

 We use our ears for communication, that is obvious, but we also need them to locate sounds and our balance depends on the ears as well. Ears are extremely fragile and you should protect your hearing from exposure to loud music, especially during concerts, festivals & large dance events. Why should you protect your ears? […]

About tinnitus

Peter about tinnitus at ‘Sophie in de Mentale Kreukels’ “Peter, you’re on tv!”. Now, our tv isn’t switched on a lot, so we quickly turned to NPO3. ‘Sophie in de Mentale Kreukels’ is on. For those unfamiliar with our Sophie Hilbrand, she is quite well-known for addressing all different kinds of societal taboos. And whilst […]

What are good earplugs?

Jacket, check. Gloves, check. Scarf, check! When it’s cold out, we wear warm clothes, obviously. In the mornings and before we go to bed, we brush our teeth. Day in, day out. In summertime, your skin heats up and we grab our sunscreens to protect our skin. We do this without thinking about it. What […]

Why would you protect your ears with high-quality earplugs?

The party is on. The volume is up. We’re all dancing and losing our minds. Standing in front of the stage, experiencing those sounds to the max. Feeling that vibration of sounds, boosting out of the speakers and flowing onto our bodies. Our ears are going nuts, enjoying the music. But those loud sounds keep […]

We’re over the moon: 5 star reviews for Earproof earplugs from Gearslutz 🙂

Gearslutz, the number 1 website for professionals in the audio business, reviewed 3 different Earproof products. The Rockit, the Earproof Concert 15db and our PRO filters Platinum 15db. Each received an overall score of 5 starts (out of 5). Read more about the reviews in this blog. Gearslutz on the Earproof Rockit: “Very good for […]

Our mission #save10millionears in 2019

Our mission #save10millionears is vibrant and slowly within reach. We have great new insights. More and more people buy better earplugs with musicfilters, and the demand for professional quality or custum made earplugs is growing. But still a large number of partygoers really think that you should start protecting yours ears after you hear beep. […]

A cup of coffee?…..while asking about your ears? Off Course!

In our unique office at Groothandelsgebouw right next to Rotterdam Central station you can feel free to walk in with a question about hearing protection. When it comes to ears, people often like personal advice. With great regularity we have Codarts students or teachers, DJ’s, surfers and children in our office. Sometimes with ear complaints but […]

Welcome to the week off the ringing ears

r a person like myself who suffers a tinnitus injury every day of the week its there. But I’m happy that stichting Hoormij creates awareness on ringing ears. A tinnitus is a constant sound in your head which is very present.  It’s day in and day out trying to cope with this mostly stressful handicap. Some […]

Safely attend a concert of 103dB with earplugs.

Recently, the standard of 103dB, established by stages, concert halls, and event organizers after approval from the Ministry of Health, has come under discussion. Indeed, when you attend a concert or festival, it is crucial to prioritize hearing protection, as we have been advocating for 16 years. Wearing earplugs reduces the sound to a safer […]

I love my ears, so for the love of music and the love for ears we should give on Valentine’s day

Earproof gives two sets of earplugs for one in the webshop. When I started the Earproof company I asked myself: “where would we be in music industry without our ears?” The answer is simple, nowhere. We need our ears to listen & consume sounds. Other important functionalities are directivity & balance. Without our ears we would […]

Snoring partners, buzzing machines or traffic noises

Trouble sleeping? We all know it, not being able to sleep because of unwanted noises. Earproof offers 2 types of comfortable “full-block” sleep earplugs that ensure an undisturbed night’s sleep. Foam can start to irritate and wax earplugs can fall out more easily. Your ear is very sensitive and especially when you sleep on your […]

How to choose the correct decibels for your earplugs?

Earproof offers filters with attenuation ranging from 10 to 25db. Lots of people find it difficult to choose the correct attenuation. Understandable, because what should you take into account and what are the consequences of 5db more or less? We described various common situations that fit certain attenuations. But still your personal situation is leading, your hearingcurve […]

Thank you

Like all, we are stunned about the current situation and we like to state that we miss you: clients, artists & fans. All of you are very important for Earproof, we love to advise and help you to protect your hearing in the best way possible. Also, we like to speak out and say THANK […]

How to take care of your ears

We brush our teeth daily, we protect our skin when we go out in the sun, but how should we take care of our ears? In any case do not use a Q-tip to remove the excess earwax from your ear canal.  With the use of a Q-tip, you will only push the excess earwax […]

Sleep well

Now that we are all at home, we try to get used to the Corona-lockdown. Sometimes it works out just fine, the sun shines & the blossom blooms. But sometimes you get annoyed by the imposed restrictions or the noise that children or other housemates make. If you can’t get a good night’s sleep, you […]

Safe surfing

Covid-19 is unfortunately still in the air, but so is spring! In the spring you want to go outside, for surf enthusiasts, the surf season starts with spring! Most surfers know that a set of earplugs to protect your ears is a must. Surf earplugs protect your ears from cold wind and water and prevent […]


With Corona, hygiene is one of the most important things we should all keep in mind. It can make a difference whether someone gets sick yes or no. At Earproof, hygiene is always “on-top-of-mind”, before someone gets custom fitted earplugs, we have always cleaned our hands with a professional hand gel. At festivals, our entire […]

The Origins of Earproof Pioneering Ear Safety in the Music Industry. by Peter van Galen, Founder, Earproof As Earproof marks its 20th anniversary, it’s an opportune moment to look back at the path we’ve traveled. The origins of Earproof in 2003 weren’t just the start of a company but the beginning of a revolution in […]

Peter about Living with Tinnitus at ‘Sophie in the Mental Wrinkles’

On October 9, 2018, around nine o’clock, my phone exploded. “Peter, you’re on TV!” We quickly looked up NPO3… The program Sophie in de Mentale Kreukels was broadcast. A few months ago, during a meeting in the Vlietland hospital during the ‘Week of the Ear‘, Sophie Hilbrand made recordings for her series ‘Sophie in de […]

Decibels at Giraffe Coffee Roasters

We met Michael van der Beijl from Giraffe Coffee Roasters. On a sunny day he was delivering coffee at Groothandelsgebouw Rotterdam. After his tour, he stepped into the Earproof office to talk about decibels at Giraffe Coffee Roasters and earplugs. At Giraffe Coffee Roasters, it smells fantastic, but they make a lot of noise… so […]

The Surfoloog: “The Best Earplugs for Surfers”

Ronald the Surfoloog about the Earproof Earplugs for Surfers: “Man, they are expensive, but they are really fantastic. To have these custom made you have to drop by in Rotterdam. That is also the reason why they are relatively expensive. It takes quite a bit of craftsmanship to make a good mold. and then have […]

How to Choose Your Perfect Music Filters

At Earproof, every sound matters, from the deep bass of an underground club to the acoustic strums of a cozy jazz café. With our range of music filters offering attenuation from a gentle 10dB to a powerful 25dB, finding your perfect sound setting has never been more exciting. Personalize Your Sound: The Right Attenuation for […]

5 reasons why you should protect your ears with earplugs

We give you 5 reasons why you should protect your ears with earplugs. Tinnitus! This will disrupt your daily life. Constant ringing in your ears that won’t go away. Trust me, you’re not waiting for that. Music sounds better and you get used to the earplugs. Truly, once you’ve got the right earplugs, music sounds […]