Musician Monitors & Custom Earbuds at Sound Advice Hearing Centers
Music, by definition, is a magical sound, created and played for the enjoyment in many different variations. Sadly, music is also one of the leading causes of noise induced hearing loss, (NIHL), as it is often played and enjoyed at decibel levels harmful to our hearing. This not only pertains to concerts, as experts regularly express concern over excessive earbud and earphone use among our youth, listening to music at dangerous noise levels. In fact, rates of NIHL in teens have risen from 15% to 20% over the past 25 years, coinciding with increase in ownership of personal music devices.
Musicians, whether professional or amateur (or recreational) are at particularly high risk for suffering from noise induced hearing loss; in particular stage performers regularly exposed to amplifiers and ear monitors that are turned up to harmful levels, to hear above the music. Distance from the source of sound and the length of time one is exposed to the sound are important factors in the risk of developing NIHL; obviously musicians are at a disadvantage in both areas.
Fortunately, there are customizable solutions specifically tailored towards musicians, to effectively protect their ears and hearing without compromising their craft. In order to play and perform their best, musicians need to hear with maximum precision. Inside the ear musician’s monitors replace the traditional wedge shaped monitors, delivering precise, isolated sound delivered directly to you.
Custom fit in-the-ear monitors offer superior protection by providing directly delivered, isolated sound, allowing more effective sound monitoring at much lower volume levels. The superior fit and sound quality that custom in-ear monitors allow musicians to perform their best while protecting their hearing from damage caused by prolonged exposure to loudspeakers. The monitors are fitted into the highest quality silicone earmolds, providing a superior acoustic seal and maximum comfort for extended periods of time. Hearing protection is invaluable to the musician’s most important sensory resource.
Custom fit earbuds are an ideal solution for music lovers of all ages, as an alternative to noise cancelling headphones. Custom fit earbuds are more effective than standard earbuds at blocking out background noise, allowing for full enjoyment of music at lower volume levels. They also provide superior comfort and a more secure fit, enhancing the music experience. Custom earplugs are also a wise investment for music lover that regularly enjoy live music performances.To learn more about custom hearing protection that enhances musical performance and enjoyment, visit a Sound Advice Hearing Doctors clinic to explore solutions.
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