AH Attenuator Filter for Musician EarPlugs (Each)


Evenly lowers sound levels so as to allow music and speech to be projected clearly and naturally instead of being muffled like how it is with other earplugs

Lowers risk of hearing damage for various occupations that are exposed to high levels of noise and noisy venues that include parades, airshows, motor sports, and athletic events

Boosts the music experience for listeners without impacting hearing

Lets musicians listen to their own instrument as well as their mix with others


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AH Attenuators partners with Etymotic Research to introduce a series of attenuators to cater to customizable musician plugs. Musicians perform and practice in a different setting each time. They are vulnerable to high levels of sound, and occasionally over an extended period of time, thus may need varying levels of protection based on the levels of sound they are exposed to during performance and rehearsals. Some musicians use a single type of attenuator in one ear and another in the other, depending on where the sound originates from.

Our musician plugs are also a perfect option for concert goers, sporting events, or any loud environment that sound is a concern!


In the late 1970s, an engineer at Knowles Electronics, Elmer Carlson, developed what are currently known as Musician Earplugs. His design simulated the ear canal’s natural response so that these earplugs can produce sound that is of the same quality as the original but much quieter.

In 1985, Mead Killion, Ph.D., president and founder of Etymotic Research, consulted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He derived with the conclusion that Carlson’s earplugs were indeed a necessity. Etymotic carried on certifying laboratories to make Musician Earplugs which requires laborious standards for all laboratories, in order to warrant standard product performance and quality. Musician Earplugs have provided hearing protection to tens of thousands of individuals across the globe.

Additional information

Blue, Clear (not avalible in floatable), Red, Beige, Brown (not avalible in floatable)


9 db, 15 db, 25 db

Product Features

Musicians Earplugs™ buttons have a diaphragm which functions as an acoustic compliance, while the volume of air in the sound bore of the custom earmold acts as an acoustic mass. The combination of the two produces a resonance at approximately 2700 Hz (as in the normal ear), which results in smooth, flat attenuation.

ER-9 Provides flat 9-dB sound reduction through the mid range and 15 dB in the highs
ER-15 Provides uniform 15-dB sound reduction across frequencies
ER-25 Provides 25-dB relatively flat sound reduction across frequencies

Instructions for Use:

Musicians Earplugs need to seal the ears. Molds that are too short may provide protection, but will produce occlusion effect (amplified, boom sound) from your own voice when talking or singing, and when playing an instrument that has a mouthpiece. Long earplugs create a deep seal (past the second bend of the ear canal) to reduce the occlusion effect.

Earmolds should fit snugly but comfortably. A commercially-available lubricant such as Otoease® can be used to ease insertion, particularly for new users. Deep-fitting earmolds may require a wearing schedule; i.e., wear them for short periods of time at first, and gradually increase wearing time.


Remove the filter from the molds. Wash molds with water and mild soap. Allow molds to dry before reinserting the filters.

Individual cleaning swabs such as Audio-Wipes™ can also be used to clean the molds. Simply wipe them to remove built-up earwax or other substances. Audio-Wipes are particularly useful for individuals who experience itchy ears when wearing earmolds or insert headphones.

Filter buttons should be kept dry. If dust or dirt accumulates on a button, remove it gently with a cloth or small soft brush.


Musicians Earplugs are designed to last for many years. Etymotic Research recommends that earmolds for Musicians Earplugs be made only out of silicone (not vinyl) because it does not shrink or change shape over time. Persons who lose a large amount of weight may find their earmolds no longer seal properly. In this case the earmolds need to be remade for a better fit.

What's Included

Attenuator Filter (Each)
1 year warranty

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