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Everything for a smile
Coolblue and Earproof are going to save ears together in the new year. Our series of music earplugs are available via Coolblue as of 1 January: the Earproof Rockit 15db, Earproof Concert 15db and Earproof Dance 20db earplugs. Good news for all music lovers of Coolblue who can now make a choice for earplugs that make music sound as beautiful as possible. The special music filters in the earplugs have a flat attenuation and reach over the entire frequency. This makes music sound in balance and you do not suffer from distorted sound. Your ears are also well protected so you can go home with a smile after a night out, a festival or concert.

Week of tinnitus

The coming week is the week of tinnitus, quite weird as a carrier of a beep, noise or hum in your ear, then it is namely 24/7 tinnitus. So Tinnitus… you will get it. When you have it, it is hard to get rid of it, it’s a nasty little annoying injury.

To begin with, it is important to protect your ears by wearing earplugs to prevent damage. However, for years we have seen that a large number of our customers first run into a hearing problem, are then so startled that they immediately use hearing protection and regret having not done so before.

The well-known beep in the ear is called tinnitus and has many forms. The beep may sound like a beep, hum or high whistle. Unfortunately you can not turn this beep off and it is a matter of habituation & acceptance. However, it is important to have a number of points clear first, what are the causes: noise trauma, stress, overload, impact, inflammation, medication…

What to do if you have a beep in the ear, day 1, 2 & 3?
Day 1 – you wake up with a beep in your ear – This is a sign that you have overloaded your ears. Make sure you give your ears rest 24/48 & fingers crossed that it’s gone tomorrow. A beep is a signal of  hearing damage, next time wear earplugs.

Day 2 – no, the beep is still there – No panic, make sure to take it easy, no noise and no stress, take rest and make sure you do not worry too much, if you have trouble ignoring the beep then gently turn on the radio, classical music preferably.

Day 3 – beep is still there – Now it is important to call your family doctor and ask for a referral to the ENT doctor (Ear, Nose & Throat doctor). Do not settle for ear drops, we look at it for a while… will not help you. An ENT doctor can take a good ear-test and, if applicable, treat it with medication. Note that this must be within two weeks, the sooner the better.

After three weeks – the noise is still there – now it will be difficult and you will have to speak to a specialist. No panic, it is annoying, but in time it will be less, you will get used to it, but for now… Never go out without your earplugs, you can not take the risk that the tinnitus gets worse.

Tinnitus is common and is activated by the brain as a result of a neurological disturbance, the hair cells in the cochlea of the ear do not know well what their function is and the brain fill this deviation by a beep, hum or noise. In case your ears have an overload then it is important to visit an ENT doctor within 14-21 days. Perhaps there is something to do about it, in some cases tinnitus can be regenerated with medication.

Once you have a tinnitus, it is important to never leave without your earplugs. Prevent the beep getting worse or more-toned, so protect your ears from overload at all times. The ear, essential in our daily life, for directional sensitivity, communication, balance organ indispensable and therefore it is super important to handle it carefully. In the week of tinnitus, there are all sorts of meet-ups where you can ask questions and where information is provided by doctors and experiential experts.

Peter van Galen
Earproof

 

Happy ears!

Fireworks have its origin in the far east, fireworks come from China. Between 618 and 907 during the Tang Dynasty fireworks were invented by a cook, according to tradition. The pops were used in religious events to chase away the evil spirits. After the discovery of gunpowder in the 13th century in China, fireworks quickly found their way to Europe. Firework spectacles were performed at many courts. New Year’s Eve today is celebrated in Europe with large fireworks shows, from Paris to Rome. At Earproof we are always working to save the ears of you and your friends, also during the upcoming New Year’s Eve parties, we will be committed to protecting your ears!

Fireworks, in fact, it is strange that these loud bangs are still allowed in all European cities. The little firecrackers are pretty harmless, but the explosions that normally have to explode high in the air are dangerous when used incorrectly on the ground! The explosions are so powerful that your fingers, eyes and your ears can be permanently damaged. You do not even have to light the fireworks yourself, it is very often the bystanders who suffer damage.

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I myself played with fireworks at a young age. The fun was to wait as long as possible, to let it explode in the air. Unfortunately, one firecracker exploded accidentally next to my right ear. The direct effect was bizarre, kind of numbness – no longer hearing, but a whining sound. The hearing came back later that day, however, 30 years later, dreamed of a blast at night and woke up in the morning with a huge beep in my ear! We all know this beep, such a beep after you have been a night out. The first weeks I was in a total panic, why does this beep not go away ?! Now 12 years later this beep is still there, the off button cannot be found and on my audiogram is a visible a loss of 70db at 6 kHz to measure.

For the countdown, champagne and kisses: wear your earplugs!
Everyone with a tinnitus condition will blame something for it. I blame the firecracker that exploded next to my ear. After this event, I’m no longer enthusiastic about fireworks, I’m afraid and my fear that my beep will get worse is certainly present.

What to do?
Very simple, wear your earplugs before the countdown, champagne and kisses! Then you are well protected against the loud bangs of the fireworks when you go outside to share the best wishes. Provide happy ears for you and your friends, a set of earplugs are the best present for Christmas this year. Enter your code: happy 2018 & receive your special friend discount.

Merry Christmas & Happy ears 🙂
Peter van Galen

 

Our new earplug: Earproof Rockit
The Rockit earplug is unique because it is a budget earplug that contains a music filter. Your ears are well protected against loud noise with the Rockit earplugs. Because of the music filter, music sounds nice and not muffled, as is the case with most foam plugs. The Rockit earplug consists of a hard core that is wrapped in memory foam so that the earplug takes the shape of the ear canal and carries comfortably in your ear. They filter 15 dB and fit almost everyone. Test them out, we’d love to hear what your experience is!

Ready for the season of summer: festival beats & hi-hats?
Strong sounds and want to avoid the annoying ringing in your ears? Make sure you bring your Earproof Earplugs with you. Connect to your keychain, travel bag or anywhere, as long as you always take them with you. You still don’t have protectors for the ears? Don’t worry, order here and get ready for a summer full of music and fun.
https://earproof.com/en/product-category/genericearplugs/

Spinnin’ Records and Earproof on the Dancefair
During the Dancefair in the Jaarbeurs te Utrecht, 4 & 5 march Spinnin’ Records and Earproof give a presentation. Ferreck Dawn and Peter van Galen will tell all you about their favorite subject: music. Be prepared to experience music & sound for half an hour and the impact of sound on your ears.

The Winter tour of the NJO is starting this January. Toptalent of conservatories in the Netherlands and Belgium come together this winter to perform Mahler’s Sixth Symfony. Director Anthony Hermus and the NJO proofed to be an exciting combination and give an overwhelming performance of this masterpiece.
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In the previous months, various conservatory students and classical musicians have tested our new music earplugs while playing their instrument. In these sessions,
the various Earproof music filters were tested. The Earproof Gold 20db, Earproof Platinum 15db and the Earproof Silver 10db. For playing and listening to acoustic or classical music our silver 10db filter comes out first.
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Are you curious which filters work best for you? We invite you to come to one of our Friday night sessions, bring your instrument and find out what works for you!
The first Earproof Sound Sessions is organized on Friday, February 03rd from
17:00 – 20:00 hours in our office next to CS in Rotterdam, Stationsplein 45,
unit d1.152. Feel free to join us (also without an instrument) and experiment with 10, 15 and 20db. Sign in for Earproof Sound Sessions by sending us an e-mail: info@earproof.com

Dates NJO Winter tour: Mahler – Symphony nr. 6
20 / 21 / 22 / 25 / 27-01
Nijmegen / Rotterdam / Utrecht /Apeldoorn / Enschede
NJO Verrassingsconcert
zo. 18-12 / 12-02 / 05-03 / 09-04

Theater Orpheus, Apeldoorn

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For all of you a happy new year full of music and safe ears! The first opportunity this year to meet is during Eurosonic Noorderslag at the Music & Tech Hideout.

The Music & Tech Hideout (Oosterstraat 52) kicks off on January 11th 2017 and you’re all very welcome to join! Earproof participates in this temporary venue in the heart of Groningen to promote great music, innovative thinking and a limited ESNS2017 time offer. Custom made Earproof Performer earplugs + a set of Earproof Platinum 15db music earplugs normal price 179,- Euro special ESNS2017 price 119,- Euro.

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We will be happy to welcome you during this 3-days special venue for workshops and live gigs. Of course there’s the latest innovations in festival production and event technologies, meeting spaces, good food and refreshing drinks. Check out the full program on www.music-te.ch

OPEN: WED – THU – FRI 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

 

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Toffler 5 YR ANNIVERSARY
Come to Toffler INDOOR FESTIVAL and celebrate 5 YR Toffler with the best acts & DJs. ADAM BEYER//JORIS VOORN//LUKE SLATER //GARY BECK //EGBERT//SECRET CINEMA //ROD//MICHEL DE HEY//BENNY RODRIGUES //HAEKEN// JOEY DANIEL// http://toffler.nl/

Earproof celebrates 5 YR Toffler with two specials for all Toffler fans. On Friday November 4th, between 18:00 and 21:00 hours you can measure a set of custom Earproof earplugs at the Earproof office with a nice discount: normal 169, – Euro now for 135, – Euro.

Until November 19 you order can order the new series of Earproof music earplugs ordering online with 5 Euro discount. Enter code: 5 YR Toffler in with your order. Have fun with the earplugs of your choice on the 5 YR ANNIVERSARY – Toffler INDOOR FESTIVAL.

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Spinnin’ Records by Earproof
Spinnin’ Records and Earproof launch a global campaign to create awareness of the impact sound can have on your ears. Special music earplugs are developed by Earproof for Spinnin’ Records which allow you to experience MORE MUSIC. Join our campaign MORE MUSIC and enjoy safe listening levels of music at concerts, your club, festival or event.

When you visit Amsterdam Dance Event drop by in the Spinnin’ Pop-up store which is open all week during ADE. In the Spinnin Pop-up Store you will find Spinnin’ Records artist merchandise products, A&R sessions, Meet & Greet with DJ’s, you can listen to new tunes and find the new Spinnin’ earplugs.

Spinnin’ Pop-up Store, Reestraat 14, Amsterdam. Open during ADE 19 – 23 October.

 

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Robot Festival Bologna
As you know, Italians are sensitive to style and good looks. After seeing our new series of music earplugs they instantly loved them at Robot Festival!
The new Platinum Earproof 15db and Earproof Gold 20db so we bring to Bologna. Here we will present the visitors our new series of earplugs with a beautiful design and color scheme. Also the earplugs wear comfortable, are discreetly visible and give the right protection for your hearing. The new Earproof music earplugs make the music sound as good as possible during Robot so that everyone at Robot Festival will have an extra positive experience. We love to meet you 5/8 october at Robot, Bologna.

 

Earproof perfect fit – perfect sound 
As a student you will follow an intense training at DSOPM (Dutch School of Popular Music). No matter what specialisation you choose, music will always be the centre point. When you start as a young professional at DSOPM it will be important to pay attention to maintaining perfect hearing. For your future profession, you will always need a good set of ears.

Because of this fact Earproof attends DSOPM September 10, 2016 to display information in the field of hearing and hearing protection. Join our session Earproof perfect fit – perfect sound with our new range of music earplugs: the Earproof Silver 10db, Earproof Platinum 15db and  Earproof Gold 20db and experience the difference. What do you need and which product gives you a perfect fit? Earproof assists you in making a good choice in the field of hearing protection which is possible starting from 25 Euros.

On 03 September Earproof attends Valtifest with our EAR WIND & FIRE-team. Full of fire we tell you about our new Earproof music earplugs which protect your glowing Valtifest ears perfectly. Visit the Earproof stand at the entrance of Valtifest and test our new series of music earplugs first. Earproof is on fire and our new music earplugs are hot.

After Valtifest, Earproof will celebrate the jubilee year with the organisation and is also present on: Manifesto O.W.A.P., Old Dutch Acid Party, Speedfreax, Kikkenstein, Ship Happens, Fire in Mokum and Red Bull Play Rooms.