Poll: Do you wear ear protection when playing?
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View poll results: Do you wear ear protection when playing?
Yes
47 30%
No
112 70%
Voters: 159.
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#1
So, seeing a certain thread about hearing damage I wondered to myself. How many of you when jamming wear ear protection? I myself do not, but I think I am going to start wearing some because I have noticed its getting harder for me to hear some things. My father also has a hereditary disease that deteriorates the bones in the ear.

Edit: I just noticed I put a period at the end of my thread title question. I fucking fail.
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#7
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lol.

Every show I go to.

Also, I don't wear while playing because I don't play loud enough to warrant that.

I have super sensitive hearing, and I want to preserve it.


Yeah bedroom level I won't but when I get together with my band I think I will.
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#9
no but i should since my left ear went deaf for like 5 minutes after being way too close to a loud PA speaker and it really hasnt entirely stopped ringing since
#11
I've got to head up to GC and buy some of those Hi-Fi earplugs. I don't right now, but once I get those earplugs, I'll wear them all the time I'm near loud noises.
#12
I'm going to now after reading the article about the man committing suicide D:
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#13
i dont wear ear plugs but when i play abnormally loud for no reason i do
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#15
Actually I bring about 3 pairs to every show I go to... just in case...

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Poor logic. And a period at the end would be useful. Class dismissed.


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#17
im pretty sure theres no bones in your ear but ok
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#18
I never really have, but since I read that incredibly sad story, I will from now on.

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#20
I do on occasion when im just practicing drums alone, when I jam on guitar though I dont. I feel like its more important to hear everything with clarity. I dont really like hearing my beautiful music sound muffled.
#21
I never do. I probably should considering that everytime I go to a show of play a show everything sounds muffled for the next three days. I just a saw a Queen tribute band so the weird muffling is occuring at this very second. It's like that Dane Cook bit.....but it's really my life hahaha.

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#22
*reads thread title* ear protection=condoms for ear?
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#23
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im pretty sure theres no bones in your ear but ok


The outer ear (pinna) has no bones, but is made up of cartilage.
The inner ear is the bony labyrinth, a system of passages comprising two main functional parts: the organ of hearing, or cochlea and the vestibular apparatus, the organ of balance that consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule. Inner ears are found in all vertebrates, with substantial variations in the form and function of their sensory organs. Each animal has two inner ears, one on each side of its head.

In mammals, the outer ear focuses and directs sound waves into the middle ear. In the middle ear, the energy of these pressure waves[1] is translated into mechanical vibrations of the middle ear s bone structure. The cochlea of the inner ear propagates these mechanical signals as waves in fluid and membranes, and finally transduces them to nerve impulses which are transmitted to the brain.

The vestibular system of the inner ear is responsible for the sensations of balance and motion. It uses the same kinds of fluids and detection cells (hair cells) as the cochlea uses, and sends information to the brain about the attitude, rotation, and linear motion of the head. The type of motion or attitude detected by a hair cell depends on its associated mechanical structures, such as the curved tube of a semicircular canal or the calcium carbonate crystals (otolith) of the saccule and utricle.

The inner ear is innervated by the eighth cranial nerve in all vertebrates.
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#25
When practicing in my room, I don't usually wear ear protections, although I often find myself playing with my ears rather close to the amp. Neither do I wear protection when attending/playing gigs. I'll change that, tho.
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#26
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The outer ear (pinna) has no bones, but is made up of cartilage.
The inner ear is the bony labyrinth, a system of passages comprising two main functional parts: the organ of hearing, or cochlea and the vestibular apparatus, the organ of balance that consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule. Inner ears are found in all vertebrates, with substantial variations in the form and function of their sensory organs. Each animal has two inner ears, one on each side of its head.

In mammals, the outer ear focuses and directs sound waves into the middle ear. In the middle ear, the energy of these pressure waves[1] is translated into mechanical vibrations of the middle ear s bone structure. The cochlea of the inner ear propagates these mechanical signals as waves in fluid and membranes, and finally transduces them to nerve impulses which are transmitted to the brain.

The vestibular system of the inner ear is responsible for the sensations of balance and motion. It uses the same kinds of fluids and detection cells (hair cells) as the cochlea uses, and sends information to the brain about the attitude, rotation, and linear motion of the head. The type of motion or attitude detected by a hair cell depends on its associated mechanical structures, such as the curved tube of a semicircular canal or the calcium carbonate crystals (otolith) of the saccule and utricle.

The inner ear is innervated by the eighth cranial nerve in all vertebrates.


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#27
I don't play guitar that much anymore, but I do wear them for concerts and such.
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#28
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i always do ever since i was told i damaged my left ear already.



you too ?

i think ive punctured my left eardrum ... as from 28 oct seeing slayer has ****ed my ears... bastards ... ¬¬

so as from then when i go to gigs i wear plugs, but when im playing guitar i dont, i dont have a band yet so i dont have to compete with the drummer AHAHAHA
#29
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i think you mean GOOD logic. you made a typo there.


Really man, I'm pretty sure if you knew what tinnitus was really like, you wouldn't be so naive.

You saying "Pete Townsend has it, so it's good enough for me" is like me saying "Jade Goody had cancer, so it's good enough for me!"

As for earplugs, yes i wore them when i was in a band a few years ago. I think the first time i jammed with them i didn't wear any, but i knew how bad i was damaging my ears after a few hours of playing. So, i wore them to every session since.

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#30
I was forced to wear them a little while ago at a gig. The PA was MASSIVE and he was playing pretty much everything through my monitor, so it was either earplugs in or deafness

I was able to pitch my vocals slightly better, tbh
#32
On the rare occasion that I get to crank my tube amp, yes, but only if I crank it past halfway. Otherwise, I fear repeating an incident where I got one of the earplugs stuck and spent 25 minutes getting it out.
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You saying "Pete Townsend has it, so it's good enough for me" is like me saying "Jade Goody had cancer, so it's good enough for me!"



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#34
I always carry ear plugs, but I judge whether or not to wear them based on the volume of monitors/amps, and generally I prefer quieter monitors to earplugs. I wear them when I have to though, I'm a sound engineer so I need my ears!
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#36
Everytime watching gigs, playing gigs and jamming. I'm not taking any risks.
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#38
No, but I almost always play acoustic nowadays so it's not a big deal
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#39
With my old band I didn't, and I also used to listen to music quite loudly, and now I have, what i'd describe as, a minor form of tinnitus. I'm starting up a new band, so will every time then, because I don't want it to get any worse.

I never play my guitar/bass loudly when i'm at home, so it doesn't really matter there.
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