November 25, 2013 - submitted by Kait, Sweden

Q. Dear Oracle,

Wearing earplugs at concerts, yeah or nay?

The Oracle replies:

Absolutely yes. There are all different varieties ranging from very inexpensive foam ones to pricey bespoke ones. I have a reasonable pair that just take the top end off but protect my hearing from noise damage. I take them to every gig whether a small venue or a stadium.
I am very much an advocate for wearing them so do take your ear health & safety as seriously as you would other body part.