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HEARING PROTECTION For Musicians
 

Although there is no cure for music-induced hearing loss, it is 100% preventable. The use of modern In-Ear Monitors and Musician ear plugs is now becoming standard practice both for prevention of any hearing loss and for listening comfort.

ER Moulds
The "ER" series of Ear Plugs was developed for musicians who need to protect their hearing, but not destroy the fidelity of their music, this product is being successfully used by many of the top bands. The ER9 and ER15 are the chosen hearing protectors for many classical-performers .
 
ER Moulds
 
In-Ear Monitors
Our personal "IN-EAR MONITORS" are individually hand-built from non-allergenic, medical grade silicone to provide extreme comfort and durability. We use silicone in preference to the acrylic and vinyl materials still used today by most other monitor manufacturers.
 
 
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Hearing Healthcare Ireland Ltd. has become one of the Irish music industry’s preferred suppliers of custom-moulded hearing protectors and in-ear-monitors. Our superior Elacin "musicians ear plugs" are the music industry standard. Based in Dublin, our personnel can visit your recording studio or theatre location to take impressions and advise on our products.
Musicians' Hearing Protection

Despite being their most important piece of equipment, musicians have a tendency to neglect their ears and take for granted their ability to hear. Years of experience within the music industry has provided Hearing Healthcare with the knowledge to identify the specific needs of the individual and develop a range of products specifically for musicians, DJ's, engineers and clubbers.

All custom-made products require proper impressions of your ears. To arrange to have ear impressions taken, please Contact us.

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 Music And The Human Ear
The human ear was not built for listening to loud music. Your ears cannot protect themselves from even relatively loud music. Dating back to Ludwig van Beethoven, musicians and hearing loss seem to go hand in hand. Today, the amplification of music makes musicians even more susceptible.
No matter how loud the music is turned up when you listen to it, the basic rule is that the longer you listen, the more you stress the muscles in the inner ear. Fatigue to the ear may result in a temporary threshold shift, limiting the amount of quiet sounds that you can hear. The more you subject your ears to fatigue, the more likely it is that you will be permanently hearing-impaired.
A combination of 3 different factors could result in hearing impairment after listening to music:

   1. The DURATION of time listening

   2. CLOSENESS to the source of the sound

   3. How LOUD the music is played

 
 The Facts of Working In The Music World
Many musicians suffer from hearing loss and/or Tinnitus. It can result from the booming drums or the blaring guitar amplifiers of a hard-rock group. But it can also result from the violin or the piccolo flute of a symphony orchestra. For a musician whose livelihood depends on rehearsing and playing music 4-8 hours a day, the danger of a hearing impairment can be present.
The sound pressure of a large concert orchestra may reach 112 decibels (dB). For amplified rock bands it can be as high as 130 dB, higher than what is accepted in industrial environments, and higher than the hearing pain threshold of 120 dB.
For those regularly subjected to this kind of noise - musicians, sound engineers, DJs etc. - the resulting problems can be devastating. Symptoms begin with losing the ability to hear high frequency sounds and tones. In many cases, this causes problems for musicians and singers who must be able to hear and play high notes equally as well as low one in order to play or sing along with fellow members. Often a musician who suffers from a loss of high frequency hearing will try to compensate by playing high-pitched notes louder, which leads to an artistically compromised performance.
Click Here to see a copy of the NOISE OF MUSIC (HSA Booklet)
Click here for HSA Booklet on how Noise-induced Hearing Loss affects musicians
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