Hearing Program Overview
All HAAM members have access to hearing health care through HEAR clinics. These are held roughly 4 times each year, usually at the HAAM office. Two weeks before each clinic, all members are sent an email with a link to reserve a spot.
There is a $25 co-pay due when you arrive at the clinic if you would like to order hearing protection, either custom filtered musicians plugs or sleeves for a personal monitor pack.
Services offered at the clinic include:
- A hearing screening for a baseline of how well you hear and counseling to explain your results
- Visual inspection of the ear canal
- Wax removal if necessary
- Impressions for Westone custom filtered musicians plugs or custom sleeves for personal monitor packs
Audiologists experienced in working with HAAM members will be available to discuss hearing protection customization, which depends on the type of music played and the acoustic environment you are in.
Custom Filtered Musician's Plugs
Custom filtered musician's plugs are different than traditional foam plug-ins, as the level of attenuation is flat across the frequency spectrum. Non-filtered plugs can attenuate only the high frequencies and cause distortion to the sound signal.
Filtered plugs come in four different strengths; 10, 16, 20 and 25 decibel filters.
Custom sleeves for personal monitor packs
These available to those HAAM musicians who currently own a personal monitor pack for a $25 co-pay.
Westone is able to make custom sleeves for most Shure model personal monitors. Accommodations may be made for other manufacturers models. If you are interested in this option, bring your monitors with you. We can discuss these options with you on the day of the clinic.
HAAM members can attend one HEAR clinic per year.
If you are interested in purchasing other musicians equipment (monitor packs, dual drivers, etc.) that are not covered by your HAAM membership, please see an audiologist at a HEAR clinic or contact our member services team.