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Music Fact Sheet – Woodwinds & Bagpipes

Woodwinds and Large Stringed Instruments Woodwinds such as clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, and the flute are found in all symphonies and smaller groups. As well as the larger stringed instruments such as cello, string bass, and the harp. These instruments generate similar sound levels (albeit at different frequencies), and are subject to similar music exposure […]

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Music Fact Sheets- Violins & Violas

Violins and Violas Violins and violas can generate sufficiently loud levels of music that potentially can cause permanent hearing loss. This is typically worse in the left ear as it is nearer the instrument. In many cases, the violin or viola player is surrounded by many like instruments causing the sound in the section to […]

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Musicians Hearing Protection

What earplugs do you suggest for musicians? There are three major types of earplugs for musicians – the ER-15, the ER-25, and vented/tuned earplugs. The ER-25 is generally only recommended for drummers. The  ER-15 is the ear plug of choice for most other rock and blues instruments, as well as most classical instruments. The vented/ […]

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Will Listening to Music Damage My Ears?

Can I do anything with my loudspeakers to hear better and to protect myself from further hearing loss? Loudspeakers do not send all sounds out equally. Typically the low pitched bass notes emanate from all parts of the loudspeaker and are equally loud from the back, front, top and sides. However, the higher pitched notes […]

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Going to concerts

I went to a concert last night and my ears are still ringing. Will this stop? The ringing is called tinnitus and refers to any noises that are heard in the head, that don’t come from the outside. Tinnitus comes in two flavors—objective and subjective. Objective tinnitus is tinnitus that can be heard by other […]

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Do you like the music you play?

Rock, Classical, Heavy Metal, Grunge are all music types. What are the differences between classical music and rock musicians besides the obvious? Any musician can be exposed to sound that will potentially damage their hearing, especially when they are exposed day in and day out for many hours. Research has shown that if you dislike the […]

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Love music but what does it do to our ears?

Hearing loss is often associated with aging but there is a clear link between listening to and producing music that we will be focusing on during the month of September. Music is wonderful and we all love listening to it and appreciate the skill that goes into producing it for our listening pleasure. However it […]

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Types of Hearing Protection

There is a variety of different ways to protect your ears.
These methods are basically divided into two different types: ear protection that closes off the auditory canal, which includes various types of ear plugs, ear plugs with frames, wadding and earmolds or ear protection that covers the ear. This type of protection is not inserted […]

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How can I check if I have a hearing problem?

Coming up soon is Hearing awareness week. The official theme is “Hearing is Precious and Fragile” and it runs from 23rd – 29th August.  The official website is at: www.hearingawarenessweek.org.au It is important to find out just how good your hearing is and not just waiting until you have hearing issues and finding out how much […]

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The 6 Things You Can Do to Live Well With Hearing Loss

  Read more by downloading the FREE e-book:     All information is provided in the interests of Hearing Health education and is of a general nature. In all cases you should consult your doctor or other allied health professional for advice regarding your individual circumstances. 

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