Protect Your Hearing Cause You Can’t Get It Back
Life is filled with so many sounds: restaurants, recreational sports, music, fireworks, crowds, lawnmowers, motorcycles, power tools, shooting ranges, industrial machinery….
Without hearing protection, noise exposure at levels of 85dB and above for an extended period of time may be unsafe and noise-induced hearing loss is possible.
For musicians, Music-Induced Hearing Disorders (MIHD) are a risk. Monitoring hearing through annual hearing evaluations, protecting hearing by wearing hearing protection – musicians earplugs and in-ear monitor systems – can all help reduce the risk. There are many helpful resources. Click here to read more on Hearing Conservation Tips for Musicians.
Hear what noise-induced hearing loss sounds like. Watch GENERATION HEAR, produced for music educators to use in the classroom, musicians, parents and anyone committed to preserving musicians’ most precious asset—hearing.
The Sound Rule
Check out the sound rule by Etymotic for more specific information about your individual noise exposure. Know the risk – watch the short video on using the sound rule and protecting your ears.
Options in Hearing Protection
Options in hearing protection range from earmuffs for infants and young children when attending events such as concerts, music festivals and fireworks displays, high-fidelity universal fit earplugs such as the ER20s from Etymotic or TRU from Westone, custom earplugs for musicians and music lovers, earmuffs and/or custom earplugs for recreational sports enthusiasts, and comfortable custom sleep plugs for a good night’s sleep.
- Authorized Providers for ACS Custom, Etymotic, 64 Audio and Westone Audio.
- Golden Circle Certified Providers for Sensaphonics.
- Preferred/Recommended Audiologists for 64 Audio, Ultimate Ears and JH Audio.
- Don’t forget your protection. Hearing loss can be permanent.