I agree. I seriously doubt that playing, or listening to, the CG under normal conditions could damage your hearing; regardless of what type of CG you're playing or listening to. Now, if it's amplified, then that could be a different story.James wrote:i am not sure there are enough decibels playing CG to cause significant hearing loss.
I also wear hearing aids when I'm in a social or business situation. I don't wear them to play CG. Fortunately, I can hear all of the notes all the way up the fretboard with my residual hearing. Overtones, of course, and unfortunately, are more or less a thing of the past for me.Charlie Schultz wrote:I've had hearing aids for just over a week now. I really have no idea what my hearing used to be (it's been ~25 years), so I'm told it will take a while to get used to them. The most obvious thing is that every string I play buzzes (even open strings!). And playing duets (with Remmus) is certainly different. I go back to the audiologist Friday for a check and presumably some adjustments, but they say it may take 4-6 weeks to get used to them. On the plus side, with the use of a "necklace" I can stream bluetooth music to my hearing aids and nobody can tell
segoviajr07 wrote:I used the Naidas, mine are now the newer model of Naida, the CRT, its the same basic circuitry but with speakers inside the ear, much smaller than the ones you have. I am going to go out on a limb here and tell you the probable reason for your difficulty is the audiologists' lack of experience. Trust me on this one, been there and done that.
Hi DavidDavid wrote:I too have Meniere's disease, the result is deafness in the right ear compounded by tinnitus. The most debilitating part is the vertigo which knocks me around a bit. It's probably more frightening for my family as there is little they can do during an attack. Thankfully my left ear is not affected at this stage.
There's a guitarist in Melbourne, Graham Trevor who is both blind and deaf - he was blind by 6 & then his hearing gradually worsened. In 2003 he underwent a bionic ear operation (cochlea implants) to restore some of his hearing. He plays at restaurants & even busks in Melbourne - it's an inspiring story.
Can you please help me track down a copy of Graham Trevor's album - The Butterfly Catcher or let me know of someone who can help?
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