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Introducing: Vic Firth High-Fidelity Earplugs 

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Vic Firth Company, the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to announce the release of the new Vic Firth High-Fidelity Earplugs by Etymotic Research!

The Vic Firth Company has long believed that hearing protection is of crucial importance to musicians of all ages and disciplines. Expanding upon their highly successful line of isolation headphones, Vic Firth has designed their new High-Fidelity Earplugs in collaboration with some of the brightest minds in the field of professional hearing protection to meet the specific needs of musicians.

“As musicians, there may not be anything more important than our hearing,” states Neil Larrivee, Director of Education and Product Development for Vic Firth Co. “To be able to further promote hearing protection aligns with our core values!”

The Vic Firth Earplugs are the world’s highest fidelity non-custom earplugs. They are configured to replicate the natural response of the ear canal so that when sound enters the earplug, it is reproduced exactly as the ear would hear it, only quieter. Clarity of speech and richness of music are preserved rather than muffled. The unique design of these earplugs allows musicians and music lovers to protect their hearing without sacrificing the ability to hear and respond to musical nuance.

Each package of Vic Firth High-Fidelity Earplugs includes a heavy-duty neck cord with strong connectors to keep earplugs together. The handy carrying case is effective for storage, protection and portability. Available in two ready-fit sizes, Vic Firth High-Fidelity Earplugs are low cost, reusable, and reduce sound by approximately 20 dB at all frequencies.


“As a company, we have a responsibility to the musicians we serve – whether they are behind a drum set, on a football field, or in a concert hall,” states Larrivee. “We are particularly pleased that the portability of this product makes it very easy to use for all musicians participating in marching band, drum corps and indoor marching percussion. With such a product, we will be able to better promote the importance of hearing protection among young musicians, music educators and parents.”

“After 50 years of performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, I personally know the damage that can be done to one’s hearing,” concludes Vic Firth, President, Vic Firth Co. “If I had known then what I know now, I would have worn these plugs every day! Be sure you do while practicing and performing and your hearing will be there for you for the long run!” 

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