Category Archives for Hearing

Four early signs you may be suffering from/have a Hearing Loss

4 early signs you may be suffering from/have a hearing loss Most signs of hearing loss are subtle and emerge very slowly. Occasionally hearing loss may happen suddenly and be major. Here are 4 early signs

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Essential Hearing Health for Musicians

Let me get this straight. If I like my music, it is less damaging to my hearing? No. It’s the other way around. Liking the music will not decrease the potential damage. It’s an issue of disliking or

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Music Fact Sheets – Guitar and Rock

Guitar and Rock/Blues Vocalists Guitar players and Rock/Blues vocalists share a similar part of the stage and therefore are both exposed to loud music.  They can use similar strategies to reduce the risk

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Music Fact Sheets – Brass/Drummers

Bass Players and Drummers Even though it may be surprising to group bass players and drummers together, the types of noise exposure can be similar due to location within the band. In some cases, the environmental

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Music Fact Sheet – Woodwinds & Bagpipes

Woodwinds and Large Stringed Instruments Woodwinds such as clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, and the flute are found in all symphonies and smaller groups. As well as the larger stringed instruments such

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Music Fact Sheets- Violins & Violas

Violins and Violas Violins and violas can generate sufficiently loud levels of music that potentially can cause permanent hearing loss. This is typically worse in the left ear as it is nearer the instrument.

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Musicians Hearing Protection

What earplugs do you suggest for musicians? There are three major types of earplugs for musicians – the ER-15, the ER-25, and vented/tuned earplugs. The ER-25 is generally only recommended for drummers.

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Will Listening to Music Damage My Ears?

Can I do anything with my loudspeakers to hear better and to protect myself from further hearing loss? Loudspeakers do not send all sounds out equally. Typically the low pitched bass notes emanate from

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Do you like the music you play?

Rock, Classical, Heavy Metal, Grunge are all music types. What are the differences between classical music and rock musicians besides the obvious? Any musician can be exposed to sound that will potentially

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Love music but what does it do to our ears?

Hearing loss is often associated with aging but there is a clear link between listening to and producing music that we will be focusing on during the month of September. Music is wonderful and we all love

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