How do I know if I need hearing protection?
If you have to raise your voice to be heard by someone less than three
feet away you should be wearing a protective device.
If I wear hearing protection devices while I'm playing, won't it be
hard to hear myself or the other instruments?
No, actually with distracting noise removed or minimized you will hear
If a hearing device cuts down on the noise from my instrument or voice,
how will I know what I sound like?
Your ears adjust very quickly to the protectors.
Don't people in places with loud music or sounds just get used to the
No. Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) are insidious. Problems
can occur gradually. Lots of people never know they have a problem until
it's too late.
After years of not wearing hearing protectors why start wearing them
Protective devices can prevent further damage. Hearing problems because
of exposure to excessive noise do not have to happen.
Where do I go if I need hearing aids but can't afford them?
Try the good people at the HEAR NOW organization.