True or False: I only need to worry about hearing loss if I play a loud instrument like percussion, tuba, trumpet, or contra-bass bazookaphone; work in a loud factory, ride Harleys, or listen to my earbuds with the volume turned up to 11.
Oh, so very FALSE! Every instrument at the Conservatory including strings and voice are loud enough to cause hearing damage over time. So unless you play acoustic rubber band . . . . PAY ATTENTION, your future as a musician may depend on it. Apart from the Conservatory, there are plenty of seemingly normal situations that can cause hearing damage, from concerts, to sporting events, to headphones. Did you know that over 50% of musicians experiencing some level of hearing loss, and hearing damage from headphones and earbuds is on the rise.
Great hearing is an amazing asset, whether you are a musician, or someone who values the beauty of a distant birs call.
At Lawrence we are committed to your long-term hearing health.