The Need for Musician’s Earmolds
Dr. Wayne has worked with numerous bands including such well-known bands as The Steve Miller Band, Fleetwood Mac
The effects of repeated exposure to loud music will impact your hearing. Listening to loud music can cause the cilia (hair cells in the inner ear) to become tired and worn. Over time, the cilia will eventually fail to recover, resulting in a permanent loss of hearing.
Loud music, especially during concerts, can be detrimental to your hearing. A minor hearing loss will affect the perceptions of tone and pitch that are required for ideal performance. In extreme cases, severe hearing loss could mean the end of a career.
the decibel level of musical instruments
Did you ever wonder how loud musical instruments and concerts really are? From Eastern Kentucky School of Music
Cello 85dB to 111dB
Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear. Tinnitus is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus. More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus.
About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus. It can sound like a low roar, a high-pitched ring or a variety of other sounds. Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in one ear. Seven million Americans are so severely affected that they cannot lead normal lives.
Flute 92dB to 103dB
Types of tinnitus
There are two different categories or types of tinnitus.
Subjective tinnitus is tinnitus only you can hear. This is the most common type of tinnitus. It can be caused by ear problems in your outer, middle or inner ear. It also can be caused by problems with the hearing (auditory) nerves or the part of your brain that interprets nerve signals as sound.
Objective tinnitus (believe it or not) is tinnitus your doctor can hear when he or she does an examination. This rare type of tinnitus may be caused by a blood vessel problem, an inner ear bone condition or muscle contractions.
Clarinet 85dB to 114dB
There are many causes of tinnitus, here are just a few
- Ear wax.
- Exposure to loud noise
- middle ear infection or fluid
- injury to the nerve from the ear to the brain, and central nervous system damage.
- increased pressure in the head (hydrocephalus), and
- hardening of the arteries.
- Brain tumors
- Loud noise both short term and long term. inner ear damage and tinnitus.
Symphony 120dB to 137dB
Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus. Tinnitus is identified more frequently in white individuals and the prevalence of tinnitus is almost twice as frequent in the South as in the Northeast.
Rock Concert Peak 150dB
Tinnitus can be perceived in both ears, one ear or in some patients in the middle of the head and not in the ear.
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