Caring For The Ear

Monday, 1 March, 2021

The ear is one of our five sense organs and is responsible for receiving sounds. It is important for musicians, singers and music consumers to take good care of this music tool for long lasting use. Making music is dependent on  hearing so ears should be protected.

What is music without hearing sounds?

Use earplugs or muffs for loud music.

Don’t listen to your personal player at very high volumes. If the next person can hear the music coming out of your ear plugs in your ears, it means it is too loud. If you cannot hear external sounds around you with headphones on, it means it is also too loud.

Stand against extremely loud sounds in the workplace. Safety gear for hearers within a noisy work environment is a must. Some machinery are really loud.

Noise blaring from your TV and radio at home or in your car for long periods are a no no.

Cotton buds are not the best way to remove earwax. It can damage the ear drums. Use eardrops when there is too much wax built up in there. If there’s much of wax, you will be needing higher volumes of sound to hear properly. It builds gradually so it isn’t noticeable.

Keep stress levels low. Stress and anxiety puts pressure on nerves and can be a trigger for tinnitus ( ringing in the ears). Stay calm as much as possible.

Don’t keep recording sessions for too long. Recording in a windowless room is fun but your ears will experience fatigue. Take breaks between sets of music or while practicing to give some rest to the ears.

Do not stand directly in front of a loud speaker. Stand beside it or at an angle. Sound travels in a straight line.

We all want to grow old with our hearing intact.

Sources:

hearingcarecentres.co.uk
noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov
sonicbirds.com

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