As a member of the band, you work hard on a daily basis to fine tune your craft. As the saying goes, “Practice Makes Perfect,” and you strive to be the best.
You know that to be the best you have to have an “ear” for the music. Your “ear” and ability to hear lets you make sure your intonation is correct and lets you blend beautifully with the rest of the band.
What if your hearing was damaged?
If your hearing was damaged and you could not properly hear yourself, or the rest of the band, how would that impact your intonation and overall playing?
Well, whether you are a member of a concert band, marching band, ensemble, or just practice by yourself, you are injuring your hearing every single day! Study after study is now showing that middle school, high school, and collegiate musicians are being diagnosed with serious hearing loss impacting their future.
Noise induced hearing loss most often occurs over time, and happens when we are exposed to sound levels in excess of 85 decibels. The US Center for Disease Control and OSHA both list noise induced hearing loss as an epidemic in America. This is because as loud sounds enter our inner ear, they slowly kill the hair like cells that convert sound waves into electrical impulses.
Average noise measurements in middle school and high school band and orchestra programs are in excess of 110 decibels on a daily basis (120 decibels is considered the threshold for pain). Collegiate programs are higher and in the 115 decibel range. Marching band measurements are even higher and can exceed 130 decibels.
Every day that participate in band; every time you practice your instrument; you are damaging your hearing.
There is a solution!
Earplugs For Kids provides a comprehensive system to protect you from hearing loss. We want you to be able to hear and play beautiful music for your entire lifetime. Our custom fit Musician’s Earplugs are the centerpiece of our system. They are not a one-size-fits-all product, as your ears are different from anyone else’s, and the only hearing protection that works is one that is used and fits correctly. They are custom fit and offer multiple interchangeable filters for each and every musical environment.
To take the next step in protecting your hearing, and your future, please fill out the information below. We will be in touch to make sure that your hopes and dreams are never out of reach due to hearing loss.