Musicians Hearing, Tinnitus & Hearing Protection News
By Rosie Williams
On 25, Feb 2016 | In Musicians | By Rosie Williams
Music can be relaxing, exciting, emotional, peaceful and often, very loud! Excessive exposure to loud music or high-decibel sounds can lead to tinnitus, hearing loss and other hearing conditions. For musicians, this poses an occupational hazard if they are not careful and do not protect their hearing early on in their careers and before a potential hearing condition develops.
This list of musicians will prove that hearing loss or tinnitus doesn’t necessarily mean the end of musical creation, although the growing list of musicians going public about their condition does call for more attention toward protecting musicians hearing.
By Rosie Williams
On 28, Jan 2016 | In Musicians | By Rosie Williams
Tinnitus in Musicians – Protect Your Hearing
Exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing loss and Tinnitus, a ringing sound experienced in the ears. Musicians are at much higher risk of hearing loss due to increased and prolonged exposure to loud noise.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently released a study stating that less sophisticated hearing aids may be better for listening to music. The study was particularly interesting to me, since I work to design and test hearing aids for Widex, a worldwide producer of what we would think of as “sophisticated” hearing aids.
Music has a remarkable ability to affect and manipulate how we feel. Simply listening to songs we like stimulates the brain’s reward system, creating feelings of pleasure and comfort. But music goes beyond our hearts to our minds, shaping how we think. Scientific evidence suggests that even a little music training when we’re young can shape how brains develop, improving the ability to differentiate sounds and speech.