March 16, 2017
Audiologist Ron D’Angelo wrote an article that was published in the January, 2017 edition of the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild. The article concerns the intelligent use of hearing conservation strategies and products for musicians and music teachers. A professional trumpet player when he is not seeing patients at our Greece and Brighton offices, Ron has experience on both sides of the stage. He has seen the results of hearing damage from loud musical situations.
Musicians frequently visit our office for consultations on hearing loss, tinnitus, poor loudness tolerance and hearing conservation products. These include custom high-fidelity musicians’ ear plugs and custom ear impressions for in-ear monitors for use onstage or in the studio. Other strategies include environmental changes, positioning, spacing and rest time for ears. We want you to enjoy your music responsibly for as long as possible.
Naturally, this type of advice goes for anyone whose occupation or hobbies may be……loud. There are excellent strategies and products to extend careers and save ears for many whose vocations or avocations put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. A consultation and diagnostic evaluation of your ears is a great first step. Only then can we guide you confidently in the right direction. As always, we hope to keep you on a clear path to good hearing and ear health.