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Protecting Your Passion: Why ACS Custom Ear plugs are the first thing Pro Musicians put in their gig bag!

multi-coloured ACS Custom Earplugs at Dakin Custom Audio

We say it all the time, but as a musician or music industry professional, your ears truly are your most valuable asset. They're your gateway to experiencing and creating music, to earning a living and protecting them should be a top priority no matter where you are in your career!

ACS Custom Earplugs at Dakin Custom Audio

Health & Safety guidelines will tell you with constant exposure to loud music and environments, musicians and Music industry professionals are particularly vulnerable to hearing damage. so much that there is now a recognised audiological condition called 'Music Induced Hearing Loss'. You no longer have to be working on a building site or factory floor with heavy machinery 6 days a week to put your hearing at risk! That's where properly fitted earplugs come into play, offering a solution that not only preserves your hearing but enhances your musical experience in more ways than one. So why should you consider grabbing a set of Custom moulded Earplugs?

Precision Fit for Maximum Comfort

One of the most significant advantages of custom-moulded earplugs is their tailored fit. ACS Custom takes impressions of your ears to create earplugs that fit you and you alone. This precision fit ensures maximum comfort, allowing you to wear them for extended periods without discomfort or irritation. Unlike generic foam or silicone earplugs, which can cause discomfort and even pain over time, ACS custom ear plugs provide a snug and secure fit that stays in place, no matter how long your gigs or rehearsal sessions last.

ACS Custom Ear plugs: Preserving Sound Quality

One common concern among musicians when it comes to earplugs is the fear of compromising sound quality. Traditional earplugs often muffle sound, making it challenging to hear yourself and your bandmates accurately. However, ACS Custom earplugs are specifically designed to preserve the fidelity of sound while reducing the volume to safe levels. They utilize advanced filters that attenuate harmful frequencies while maintaining the clarity and balance of the music. This means you can protect your hearing without sacrificing the nuances of your performance. We us ethe ACS Custom PRO17s and recommend them as a starting point for everyone! More information about them here.

Protecting Your Hearing
ACS Custom Earplugs at Dakin Custom Audio
My own personal PRO17s - I take them everywhere!

The most obvious benefit of custom earplugs is their ability to protect your hearing. Exposure to loud music over time can lead to irreversible hearing damage, including tinnitus and hearing loss. By wearing ACS Custom earplugs, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing these issues, allowing you to enjoy a long and prosperous career in music. Investing in your hearing now will pay dividends in the future, ensuring you can continue doing what you love for years to come.

Versatility and Customization

ACS Custom offers a range of earplugs designed to meet the specific needs of musicians. Whether you're a rock guitarist, a classical pianist, or a DJ, there's a custom-moulded earplug solution for you. From interchangeable filters that cater to different music genres to optional features like integrated communication systems or ambient noise attenuation, ACS Custom earplugs can be tailored to suit your individual preferences and requirements. This level of customization ensures that you get the perfect earplug solution for your unique musical needs.

Long-Term Investment in Your Career

While custom-moulded earplugs may require a greater initial investment compared to off-the-shelf alternatives, they are undoubtedly a worthwhile long-term investment in your career as a musician. Not only do they provide superior comfort and sound quality, but they also offer unmatched protection for your hearing. By prioritizing your hearing health now, you're setting yourself up for success in the long run, allowing you to continue making music for years to come.


Dakin Custom audio team at The Guitar Show in birmigham
DCA Workshops at The Guitar Show with ACS Custom!

What is the connection to DCA / ACS Custom Connection?

As Musicians ourselves, we've stared hearing issues directly in the eye on several occasions through lack of education - so it's one of DCA's core values to help educate and provide the best custom earplugs possible. Working with Andy and the team at ACS, it was evident why their earplugs have become the Industry Standard over the last 30 years and their passion for hearing protection resonates with what we want to do at DCA! That's why they are the Earplugs we have relied on professionally for years, and can't recommend them highly enough.

Now in partnership with the team at ACS, DCA provides Hearing Health and Silent Stage Workshops to Higher and Further Education establishements across the country to help the next generation of music professionals get of to the best start and protect their ears and keep them doign what they love for longer! For more information head to

ACS Custom Earplugs in Black with ACS Evolve Custom IN Ear Monitors in Blue on the desk at Dakin Custom Audio's office
Taking your Custom In Ear Monitors out? Pop your Custom Earplugs in!


When all is said and done:

We only ever work with companies we trust and sell the products that we use ourselves and ACS Custom in the UK offer musicians a comprehensive solution to hearing protection without compromising on comfort or sound quality.

With their precision fit from our 3D Ear Impressions at DCA, sound-preserving filter technology, and versatility, these earplugs are an essential accessory for any musician looking to safeguard their most valuable asset. You only have one set of ears, look after them folks!

Thansk again for reading,

Miles (Founder - DCA)

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