How to Prioritize Ear Health | Online Violin Lessons

How to Prioritize Ear Health | Online Violin Lessons

 

 

As a musician, taking extra precautions around your hearing is vital for your ear health. This is especially true if you are a violinist or violist, as the sound holes are directly under your ears. Overtime, exposure to these high decibels may damage your hearing or cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

 

When I was in college, my professors encouraged us to purchase special ear plugs to help us protect our hearing. While I don’t play with a loud symphony orchestra regularly anymore, I do teach 20+ hours a week in my small in-home studio, and the sound is amplified. My college ear plugs are long gone, but I recently started using these ones to reduce the noise I hear to safe decibel levels while teaching. My hope is that these ear plugs will delay my need for hearing aids down the road.

 

In addition to using ear plugs, I am wary of the volume on my electronic devices. I tend to be conservative with volume as an extra safety precaution for my ears.

 

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Heather

 

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