Think you can get away with playing an instrument without wearing hearing protection? According to recent studies, that may not be the case. Experts are saying that the biggest culprit for noise induced hearing loss while playing music comes from your own instrument. That means you don’t have to be playing in an orchestra to be doing some damage.
The Eindhoven University of Technology says right now there aren’t a lot of options when it comes to protecting your hearing while playing an instrument, “The only things that really help are to play more quietly or to use earplugs. Musicians have long been advised to play using earplugs but now it has been proven that there is no other feasible measure that can be taken.” Read more here: https://www.tue.nl/en/university/news-and-press/news/22-11-2017-earplugs-unavoidable-for-musicians-in-the-orchestra-and-at-home/#top
Do you plan on rocking out with your new electric guitar this holiday season? Then get ear plugs. Taking such a simple step really does help. Put in the ear plugs and rock on!
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