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Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Earmuff

Earmuffs for drummers

Item # 162MSEM

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Give the drummer some...ear protection

All musicians run the risk of hearing loss, but drummers are especially vulnerable — night after night, they have the loudest seat in the house. The Alpine MusicSafe Earmuffs provide an extra level of protection over the average earplugs. Multiple layers of noise-reducing foam help keep your ears safe. And these lightweight, adjustable earmuffs are comfortably padded, so you can wear them from the opening song through the encore.  

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear hearing protection for drummers and other musicians
  • hard plastic earcups with several layers of noise-reducing foam
    • 25 dB sound reduction
  • great for practice, rehearsals, performances, or music lessons
  • adjustable headband for secure fit
  • soft ear pads and headband padding for comfort
  • folding design for easy portability
  • carrying pouch included
  • weight: 8.9 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 1 Pair MusicSafe Earmuffs
  • Nylon carry-bag
  • Instruction booklet

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Overview: The Alpine MusicSafe Earmuffs are an over-the-ear hearing protection designed especially for musicians that are regularly exposed to loud music. They're ideal for rehearsals, performances, or music lessons and have an SNR value of 25 dB.

Fit: The MusicSafe Earmuff hearing protectors are made of high-quality materials and feature an adjustable soft fabric headband, comfortable padded ear cushions, and a soft foam interior, making them ideal for prolonged use.

Safe Volume Levels: The maximum statutory volume limit to which hearing may be exposed is around 80 decibels (dB), about the same volume as city traffic while inside your car. Prolonged exposure to noise levels above 80 dB can lead to hearing damage or even hearing loss. Official reports show that the 80 dB volume level is commonly exceeded in our modern world. Concerts are a good example, where volume levels can reach 120 dB. For rock musicians, most of the harmful noise is mainly produced by the drums and the amplifiers, whereas for classical musicians their own instruments and those nearby, can greatly affect their hearing. The following chart shows the maximum exposure time at various decibel levels above 80 dB:

Noise Level Maximum exposure without hearing protection
86 dB 2 Hours
89 dB 1 Hour
92 dB 30 Minutes
94 dB 15 Minutes
98 dB 7 Minutes
102 dB 3 Minutes
106 dB 90 Seconds

SNR: The SNR (Single Number Value) is used to compare the level of noise attenuation offered by different hearing protectors and is the amount of attenuation applied. Hearing protection attenuation amounts will vary based on the frequency and the SNR is an average of all the attenuation amounts for each frequency tested. The MusicSafe Earmuffs have an SNR value of 25 dB. This means if the hearing protection has an SNR value of 25 and is subject to a sound environment of 100 dB, the volume heard will be at 75 dB.

Attenuation Levels for MusicSafe Earmuffs (in decibels) at specific frequencies:

  Hz 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000
Attenuation dB 13.3 13.1 15.3 22.7 31.9 33.8 36.8 28.6

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