#1
...then you're not using hearing-protection. That's stupid.

I have a younger brother who thought "Dad is stupid" about ear-plugs/muffs when running tractors, chainsaws, other saws... 10 -YEARS- AGO... Lynn could -barely- hear what was being said to him... because of tinnitis (constant ringing in his ears/head.)

Don't be stupid. Protect your hearing.


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#2
thanks Conrad, it is glad to know someone is looking out for us noise heathens.
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#3
Only delaying the inevitable.
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Only delaying the inevitable.

Too late for me.
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#5
Now I am sad.
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#6
Well said!

On that note, EVERYONE should have a set of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-MusicSafe-Pro-Filter-Plugs/dp/B000VO8PR0

They even come with a handy keychain container so you'll always have them with you!

If you're on the floor of a nightclub (say hearing 110dB), it barely takes 10 minutes to suffer permanent damage to your hearing. At the front of a gig it's the same! Definitely need some of those ear plugs...
#8
^ pretty much lol
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#9
Your brother's name is Lynn? Da fuq
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#10
Some educated phd doc told me that when your ears are ringing after you play it means you permanently lost a certain range of hearing. It quickly adds up over time. Thats why over time you have to keep turning up your amp louder to to hear it the same. Kind of like how old people who worked in loud environments their whole life say "can you speak louder" all the time.

So think of volume as a drug. The more you use the more you will need later on to get the same "high"

lol.


The easiest/smartest way though is to get a spl meter for like 50 bucks and sound check to a certain volume. Or just get in ear monitors to keep you hearing at good levels and let the crowd be damned with massive tonez.
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#11
I started wearing ear plugs a few years back. I know I've lost hearing in the years before that. At first I'd agree with the condom statement. After a while I changed my mind. I don't like playing at any jamming volume without them. Even playing casino gigs, where the drums are behind plexi it cuts the cymbals down.

If you can't adjust, in-ears are a great way to shield your ears as well. Get what you want in your ears at a comfortable volume. You'll appreciate being able to hear twenty years from now.
#12
If you’re in the USA your health insurance might even cover the cost of really nice custom fitted earplugs. They’d rather pay for that than a hearing aid!
#13
I have a pair of etymotic plugs I bring to shows. I don't wear them when I'm on stage though, and I'll rarely wear them during practice. It takes the energy out of everything, and all the tones sound off.
#14
i am getting a pair from an audiologist custom fit. i was scared to go into the audio booth because i knew something was wrong. luckily my hearing is fine much to my surprise, but after that i know they are fine i want them protected.
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You are absolutely correct. B-b-b-ut its just not the same.. Like sex with a condom.


who uses those? its called birth control, if you paranoid there is VCF.
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#16
Much too late for me. About 20 years or so ago I used to work in a bikers pub with live bands on 3 times per week and the jukebox always turned up to 11 when the bands weren't playing. On top of that, around that time I was in a couple of bands during that time too, a punk band playing original material and a Sabbath influenced band playing original material.

As a result of that the hearing in my left ear isn't great and I also suffer from tinnitus.
#17
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I have a pair of etymotic plugs I bring to shows. I don't wear them when I'm on stage though, and I'll rarely wear them during practice. It takes the energy out of everything, and all the tones sound off.


Your might just not be used to it yet. It takes time.

Of you might just need to try in ear monitors to get a full range sound.
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#18
Pah! Ear plugs are for wimps...it's all part of rock'n'roll, people.
#19
Quote by cheesefries
Some educated phd doc told me that when your ears are ringing after you play it means you permanently lost a certain range of hearing. It quickly adds up over time. Thats why over time you have to keep turning up your amp louder to to hear it the same. Kind of like how old people who worked in loud environments their whole life say "can you speak louder" all the time.

So think of volume as a drug. The more you use the more you will need later on to get the same "high"

lol.


The easiest/smartest way though is to get a spl meter for like 50 bucks and sound check to a certain volume. Or just get in ear monitors to keep you hearing at good levels and let the crowd be damned with massive tonez.


How does this make sense? If you permanently lost the capacity to hear a certain range of frequencies, how would turning up the volume help? You still wouldn't hear it. I've heard this scenario before and I think it's BS.

If I had to guess I would say you gradually lose hearing over the entire range of audible frequencies while suffering ear damage, not just a selected range... How would that range be decided? A full band covers pretty much the entire spectrum.

That being said, investing in a quality pair of earplugs was one of the best decisions in my life. My bassist doesn't wear anything and he's already half deaf at 30. Our drummer works in acoustics research and he wears these huge Vic Firth shells. He's really paranoid about it because his ears are his work AND his pleasure
#21
From personal experience I can say that once your hearing starts to go downhill due to being subject to loud music it is indeed your whole hearing and not certain frequencies. My left ear is pretty buggered due to years of abuse. Means I have to adjust the balance for my MP3 Player so that I can hear stuff in proper stereo otherwise the music coming from the headphones is louder in the right ear than it is in the left. I also have problems hearing people speak sometimes and often have to lip read. Plus I either have to watch stuff on the telly with subtitles or turn the volume right up because I can't hear when people are whispering.

But like I said above, that's rock'n'roll...and it should come with the territory like an invisible badge of honour lololol
#22
I used to not wear plugs but now I don't even goof around at home without them
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#23
I've been using ear plugs for shows and rehearsals for the last few years. I don't really like playing without them, unless I'm just jamming at home or something like that.
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#24
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How does this make sense? If you permanently lost the capacity to hear a certain range of frequencies, how would turning up the volume help? You still wouldn't hear it. I've heard this scenario before and I think it's BS.

If I had to guess I would say you gradually lose hearing over the entire range of audible frequencies while suffering ear damage, not just a selected range... How would that range be decided? A full band covers pretty much the entire spectrum.

That being said, investing in a quality pair of earplugs was one of the best decisions in my life. My bassist doesn't wear anything and he's already half deaf at 30. Our drummer works in acoustics research and he wears these huge Vic Firth shells. He's really paranoid about it because his ears are his work AND his pleasure



There are such things as audio tests. they play sounds in certain frequency ranges and it tells you exactly what ranges you lost. Its a real thing usually reserved for old people getting hearings aids. Just don't go by those wack online "extended hearing frequency tests"

SCIENCE!
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#25
Lol wut?
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