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Mine are. 4 days later.
I realised it was loud but this is not good.
Did you wear decent earplugs?
I didn't realise you were meant to. Having never been to Supersonic before it was all new to me.
they gave out, and only intermittantly on friday, and my ears are fine. Only rang for 24 hours or so after. The most painfully loud acts I heard were Venetian Snares and Jarboe, just more piercing than either Sunn O))) or Thorr's Hammer. I did wear earplugs for a fair amount of Sunn O))) though.
well, we got ours from the merch table by the bar on friday evening, didn't see them being given out anywhere else on the other days.
ER20s FTW! Ringing ears are a distant memory!
I will invest.
I can see another tinnitus thread coming up here...
You need earplugs for those damaging high frequencies provided by guitars and cymbals, bands like Sunn O))) aren't so bad as they're providing a lot of low end.
If your ears are still ringing try not to worry and concentrate on external sounds if you know what I mean, the worst thing you can do is focus on whether the ringing is still there and whether or not it's as bad as it was an hour ago. I'd recommend a decent pair of ear protectors though (ER20's are good) and I'd wear them to all gigs from now on.
I picked up tinnitus in February and worried myself sick. Nowadays it's either:
a. gone away,
b. is a lot quieter or,
c. still there but I've habituated to it
Either way I don't lose sleep over it. But ear protection is sensible, especially for extreme stuff.
Should I avoid gigs in the short term? Give the ears a rest?
Also, Can I listen to headphones? I was just about to buy a new Ipod.
if you get some decent earplugs, I've worn ER20s to every gig for the past couple of years (after I noticed I had permanent mild tinnitus) and have not had ringing ears since.
As for headphones, as long as you go easy on the volume you should be fine.
That's exactly what I wanted to hear! (no pun intended)
The ER20s are ideal for gigs as you'll still be able to hear everything perfectly well, the damaging frequencies are simply cut out. I noticed this when I went to see Part Chimp and actually heard the 'ting ting ting' of the ride cymbal, something you'd never pick out otherwise.
Stress makes tinnitus worse so best thing to do is not worry about it for now, good luck!
and snares and scorn were painful with the high freqs...
didn;t wear plugs for sunn or corrupted..didn't really need them..
fucking had to use them for the accused...horrible sound