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Welcome to our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. We understand that you may have questions about our company, our products or our services and we would like to help you answer them. Below, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive. We hope this page gives you a clear idea of who we are and what we have to offer. If your question is not listed here, do not hesitate to contact us. Our expert team is always ready to help you with any questions you may have.

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Research by the AMC shows that already more than a quarter of young people (aged between 15-25) have hearing damage, such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or hearing impairment. Earplugs are designed to protect your hearing during loud music events, such as festivals and concerts. It protects you from prolonged exposure to loud music to prevent hearing damage. Earplugs reduce the volume of sound without disturbing its quality and can actually help improve communication with others. By using earplugs, you can reduce background noise and talk more easily with friends and other festival-goers.

  1. Noise reduction: our earplugs feature special filters (outside the Easy PartyPlug) that reduce noise levels but preserve sound quality. These filters dampen the intensity of the sound, making it less harmful.
  2. Noise range: the filters in our earplugs are designed to reduce sound pressure across the entire frequency range. This means both bass and treble are reduced, protecting your hearing evenly.
  3. Comfortable to wear: our earplugs are made of soft and flexible silicone material, so they fit comfortably in your ears.
  4. Preserving sound quality: an important aspect of our earplugs is that they preserve sound quality. This helps you enjoy the music without damaging your hearing.

Dr Deaf earplugs are specially designed to provide flat attenuation, meaning they reduce the volume of sound across the entire frequency range. This reduces the sound level without drastically changing the balance between bass, midrange and treble. This means you can still enjoy the music while maintaining good sound quality, but at a safer volume for your hearing.

Yes, our earplugs are comfortable to wear. They are made of soft silicone material, which adapts to the shape of your ears. This ensures a snug fit and prevents the earplugs from falling out or causing discomfort during prolonged use. And if you want security then choose our custom-fitted earplugs. It is also advisable to follow the instructions for inserting and removing the earplugs to ensure you use them correctly and experience maximum comfort.

Yes, Dr Deaf earplugs can be reused, as long as they are properly cleaned and maintained. Here are a few steps you can follow to reuse our earplugs:

  1. Cleaning: clean your earplugs after each use to remove any dirt, earwax or other contaminants. Refer to our instructions for the proper cleaning method;
  2. Storage: store your earplugs in a clean and dry place. Preferably in the included storage box/bag to keep them safe and protect them from dust and bacteria;
  3. Lifespan: earplugs have a limited lifespan. The more often you use your earplugs the shorter their lifespan. Make sure you read the instructions carefully to determine if your earplugs are still working properly. And when in doubt: have us check your earplugs by dropping by.

Fortunately, cleaning Dr Deaf earplugs is a simple task that only takes a few minutes. For universal earplugs, you can start by gently removing them from your ears. Then rinse the outside of the earplug under warm running water to wash away any dirt or dust.

Whether you use universal earplugs or custom-made earplugs, it is important to clean them regularly to ensure hygiene and prolong the life of the earplugs. Earwax can collect in the openings of the earplugs and can lead to blockage, muffling sound and reducing the effectiveness of the earplug. Moreover, bacteria and other pathogens can settle in these clogged openings, leading to infections and other health problems.

Finally, dry the earplugs with a clean tea towel or tissue and let them dry completely before using them again. It is important to make sure the earplugs are completely dry before placing them back in your ear canal, as moisture in the ear can lead to infections and other health problems.

Yes, at Dr Deaf we have the Easy PartyPlug, the Advanced PartyPlug and the Pro PartyPlug. For more info, check out these 3 PartyPlugs to see which one suits you best.

It is advisable to always wear hearing protection, even if the music at an event does not seem extremely loud. Prolonged exposure to noise levels above 85 decibels can cause hearing damage. So it is always wise to protect your hearing to avoid hearing loss in the long run. So we always say: the best earplug is the one you always wear.

Yes, our earplugs are suitable for children, but it is important to consider a few factors. They should be a smaller size and fit a child’s ear canal. This ensures good fit and comfort. It is also important to check whether the earplugs are suitable for muffling the noise level of the environment where children are present. The earplugs should provide sufficient attenuation to protect the child’s hearing.

As a parent, it is wise to seek the advice of a paediatrician, audiologist or other expert on hearing protection for children. They can make specific recommendations based on the child’s age and needs.

If you already have hearing problems, it is important to be careful when wearing earplugs or hearing protection in general. Although these earplugs are meant to protect your hearing from loud noises, they can also affect your ability to hear and communicate sounds, especially if you already have hearing problems. It is wise to first seek advice from an audiologist or other medical professional who specialises in hearing problems. They can give you specific advice tailored to your situation.

Yes, our earplugs are generally suitable for use at events other than festivals. Although they are often promoted and sold as “festival earplugs”, they usually offer the same protection and functionality as regular earplugs for hearing protection. The purpose of Dr Deaf earplugs is to protect your hearing from loud noises, such as loud music at festivals, concerts, and other events. They are designed to reduce volume without significantly affecting sound quality. Dr Deaf earplugs usually have special filter technology that reduces harmful noise levels, while conversations and music still remain audible. These features make our earplugs suitable for various situations where noise levels can be high, such as concerts, clubs, sporting events or other noisy environments. They are also useful for people who are regularly exposed to loud sounds, such as musicians, sound engineers, or concert hall employees.

Using earplugs for hearing protection against loud music is generally safe and effective. The main purpose of hearing protection is to reduce exposure to harmful noise levels and prevent hearing damage. However, earplugs can carry some side effects and risks, although these are generally rare. Here are some possible side effects and risks:

  1. Uncomfortable feeling: some people find wearing earplugs uncomfortable, especially if they do not fit properly. It can take some getting used to having something in your ears, but most people get used to this over time;
  2. Accumulation of earwax: prolonged use of earplugs can lead to an accumulation of earwax. This can result in a blocked feeling in the ears, hearing loss or ear infections. It is important to regularly clean your ears and remove any earwax build-up;
  3. Communication problems: wearing earplugs can make communication difficult, especially in environments with a lot of background noise. Muting ambient noise can make conversations harder to understand. It may be useful to use earplugs with a special filter that reduces harmful noise but still makes speech audible;
  4. Misuse: using earplugs incorrectly can also pose risks. For example, by using incorrect earplugs that do not provide the right attenuation or by not inserting the earplugs correctly, which means they do not fit properly and provide effective protection.

It is important to choose earplugs specifically designed for hearing protection in loud music and to follow the instructions for their use. If you are concerned about possible side effects or risks, please contact us so we can give you tailored advice and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Earplugs for everyone,
but why?

Earplugs are not sexy, that’s how we made them.


We can be short and clear: earplugs are not sexy. 2 of those pellets in your ears is often seen as something ‘sucky’. We at Dr Deaf think that should and can be different. Because going through life without earplugs is not an option, so then we need to create an earplug that both works but you can also match to your outfit. An earplug you are proud of and want to show off to everyone.

Our PartyPlugs protect your ears at any party or festival but with the various available colours we offer and the possibility of personalising your earplug (e.g. the logo of your favourite club? Picture of your favourite artist? Or a picture of your boyfriend or girlfriend?) match your earplug to any outfit, concert, festival or party.


A consequence of hearing impairment can even be depression. When hearing loss is present, some situations are often quickly relinquished unnoticed. Impaired hearing leads to social distance from society. People with hearing loss are more likely to avoid contact, which can lead to social isolation. As a result, an untreated hearing impaired person is more likely to experience feelings of loneliness and even depression. Consequences include balance disorders and falls. With hearing loss, one falls on average 3 times faster than with healthy hearing. Every 10 decibels of additional hearing loss already increases the risk of falling by 1.4 times.

We therefore feel it is our duty to make as many people as possible aware of preventing hearing problems, because once you have hearing problems, it can affect both your physical and mental health.


Life is a celebration, so enjoy it! With the people around you, with family, friends, colleagues and other loved ones.

Dr Deaf wants to celebrate with as many people as possible. Not only by being responsible with your hearing but also by enjoying all those beautiful moments you share together. Whether you are dancing in a club in Amsterdam, celebrating a festival in Ibiza or hanging out on the couch at home: having fun together is what counts. Dr Deaf invites everyone to join this global celebration of parties and beautiful moments, always protecting our hearing while intensely enjoying all that life has to offer!

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