Plug Your Ears And Speak Normally To Have Conversations At Concerts

Loud environments like concerts, clubs, and sporting events aren't well suited for conversations with your friends, but if you need to exchange a few words, try plugging your ears and speaking in a normal voice.

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Osas Obaiza at WonderHowTo suggests sticking your fingers (gently) in your ears to help filter out the background music, and make it easier to focus what your friend is saying nearby. He also suggests having your conversation in a normal tone of voice, though you may need to speak directly into each others' ears. When you yell, your vocal frequency more closely matches the music in the background and begins to blend into it, but speaking normally helps your voice stand out among the noise. You might not be able to have a detailed discussion about last week's Game of Thrones, but these tricks should let you get a few ideas across in just about any environment.

The Trick to Hearing Your Friends Better at Loud Clubs and Concerts (And Having Them Hear You) [WonderHowTo]


    Or get yourself some Etymotic ETY Plugs ER 20 high fidelity earplugs.

      I have used these earplugs at about 200 gigs, and while I can hear people speaking clearly and easily, I normally talk at normal volume, which is too soft for my idiot friends who don't use earplugs.

    OMG I know, I was like WTF? And then Mumma Bear slit that guy's wife's throat and I was like "Yeah, you go grlfren!"

    my friends and i kinda did this in reverse when a place was unbearably loud. the person doing the talking would push the little nibby thing on the outside of the ear to close up the hole and then speak into the closed up ear.

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