Musician Hearing Protection
Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians
As a musician, you often encounter prolonged exposure to loud music and noise. This puts you at a higher risk for hearing loss. Here are some ways to preserve your hearing, and continue to enjoy listening, playing, and performing music for years to come.
- Limit exposure to loud music and noise.
- Let your ears rest for 5 minutes after a concert or rehearsal.
- Wear In Ear Monitors (IEM’s) when performing live. IEM’s provide acoustic isolation, allowing
your monitor mix to be heard clearly at a lower volume, while protecting your ears from loud
- Listen to your TV, stereo (car and home), smartphone, etc. at lower volume.
- Use ear protection/ear plugs, when exposed to loud environments such as concerts, or when
near motorized lawn equipment, powertools, firearms, and fireworks.
- Don’t use cotton swabs to clean wax out of your ear canal. This may damage your eardrum.
- Find ways to manage stress, such as physical exercise, to alleviate the effects of tinnitus.
- Have your hearing evaluated regularly.
- Impressions (or molds) – $70
- Excessive wax removal and cleaning – $95
- Impression shipping – $30 for 2 business day with tracking
(more if overnight is desired)
- Filtered hearing protection or Musician ear plugs – starting at $200
- In Ear Monitors (IEMs) – $500-$2,800
- 3D impressions for IEM’s – call us for pricing
- Hearing evaluations including high frequency testing can be UP TO $115
and are billable to insurance