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 invitation with a link to reserve a spot.
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
- If you would like to order custom hearing protection, impressions for either filtered musicians plugs or Etymotic sleeves for a universal monitor packs
There is a $25 co-pay due when you arrive at the clinic if you would like to order either custom filtered musicians plugs or Etymotic sleeves for a universal monitor pack.
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.
Etymotic Sleeves for Universal Monitor Packs
Etymotic custom sleeves for universal monitors are available as an alternative to filtered plugs. If you are interested in this option, bring your monitors with you. We can discuss your options with you on the day of the clinic.
HAAM members are eligible to attend one HEAR clinic and order one form of custom protection at $25 co-pay per year.
If you are interested in purchasing other equipment for musicians (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.