What’s that you say? Protect your hearing!
April 8, 2013
When working in the music business or taking part in live music shows one is exposed to high decibel levels for extended periods of time and that is all it takes to do damage to parts of the ear that control hearing. Doing this night after night increases the chances of permanent hearing loss exponentially. Untreated hearing loss can have a negative impact on ones relationships, job, classroom experience, social life, and can play a role in mental and emotional health.
Custom hearing protection can help stave off hearing loss and keep quality of life intact for musicians and their fans. Some options include Custom filtered earplugs, which are designed specifically with the musician in mind, but are great for those who enjoy going out enjoy live music as well. These canal-style earplugs are sleek and virtually unnoticeable. You have the option of 9dB, 15dB, 20dB or 25dB filters; perfect for any musician or music lover. The technology and protection that in ear monitors offer is a must for any musician. Feedback is eliminated, on-stage noise levels are lowered and vocal fatigue is reduced. In addition, Elite Series monitors feature a body-heat activated flex-canal to ensure a perfect acoustic seal, regardless of your activity.
Learn more about how hearing loss occurs and about hearing protection options for musicians, their fans and beyond in this video from Estes Audiology.