The Bath House can get pretty loud during practice and we're all really good at making sure we have our earplugs in when we practice; however how well we fit them has a big impact on whether they'll actually protect us adequately. As it stands it's safe for us to practice in the Bath House regularly if we correctly fit our ear plugs.
If your earplug is sticking out this means it is not doing its job. This is bad!
It's really important to fit your plugs correctly. Hearing loss develops over time and once your hearing is damaged there is no cure.
Please click this link [here] for an excellent fitting guide, but the main thing to remember is to a) open up the canal by pulling your ear back, b) make sure disposable plugs are well rolled up, and c) fully insert it!
If you want any more information you can always ask a committee member and we can explain the do's and don'ts of the whole thing. We have both disposable plugs and reusable plugs; try both types and see which work best for your (but it's more environmentally friendly and cheaper for the band if you use the reusable ones of course!)