Musician Ear Plugs & Monitors
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Musicians have special concerns when it comes to their hearing and the health of their ears. Good hearing is essential to their livelihood and is also inextricably linked to their great passion in life. Musicians are routinely exposed to occupational hazards that can damage their hearing due to the nature of the profession they are in. Fortunately, these risks can be mitigated through the use of appropriate protective equipment.
What are Earplugs and Monitors for Musicians
Earplugs for musicians are not the typical ones you find in a drugstore. Musicians require specialized earplugs to filter out different frequencies while allowing them to hear some sound. In many cases, it’s not a matter of blocking out as much sound as possible but allowing the right amount and type of sound to get through while keeping it below dangerous levels. In-ear monitors for musicians are devices used to deliver a precise mix of sound that is fed electronically, usually, vocals mixed with stage instrumentation, so a performer can hear what the audience is hearing or what is being recorded in the studio. The in-ear monitor should be custom fitted, as it works both to deliver transmitted sound and reduce ambient sound in a precise manner.
It’s not just musicians who can benefit from the protection offered by musicians’ earplugs. There are a lot of other roles in the music industry that involve potential exposure to loud noise, such as recording engineer and roadie, and even the concertgoers. Other occupations that involve loud noise that can benefit are construction workers, dentists, truck drivers, and airport ground crew. In fact, anyone who is exposed to a noticeably loud noise on a regular basis can benefit. Your exact needs will depend on what you need to hear, whether it is human voices, music, or alarms.
Ear Musician Monitors
In-ear monitors are used by musicians, other types of stage performers, TV presenters, professional YouTubers, audio engineers, and even audiophiles who want to hear music cleanly while they go about another task. Anyone who needs to hear a sound feed in their ear while having ambient sounds reduced can benefit from an in-ear musician monitor.
If it’s not a good fit, sounds are going to get through in a way you don’t want. The best way to get a perfect fit is to have a custom mold for your musician earplugs or monitor made by your Houston audiologist, to ensure you receive maximum protection and clarity.
To get your custom-fitted earplugs or monitor, contact Memorial Hearing today to schedule an appointment.