wednesday, im going to go an get my hearing checked. then get a set of custom earplugs. i tell you what, spending $1000's on cabs, drums, and other bullshit, but then being too stupid to take care of your ears makes you a mega-idiot to the extreme.
Was just saying last night; my father being a woodworker (and his never having worn ear protection ever, and therefore being deaf as fuck) made an impression on me pretty early - I've been (mostly) wearing plugs at shows since I was a wee laddy. Fucking hate when I forget'em onstage and my hearing ends up blown out halfway through a set.
ditto. i stopped procrastinating last week and made an appointment. I think it's going to cost me about $165 total and then $30 for replacements. how much is your hearing worth? probably a lot more than that... unless you are two people
1) the girl sully from godsmack hit
2) the guy that keeps topping the anal cunt in fitchburg thread.
I wear in ear headphones on the train and when I'm strolling around Boston. Highly recommended. I keep the volume on my mp3 player at 1. 2 at the very most... Out of 40. Although, you should be careful that you don't get hit by a car. :P
I cannot play drums or go to shows without wearing ear plugs. I typically wear triple flanged, same with my in ears. They have a much nicer sound than any typical foam earplugs. More balanced instead of just killing highs. I'm sure customs would be even better, but I like what I have now.
post by Martins at Nov 22,2009 5:36pm edited Nov 22,2009 5:38pm
The thing with musicians earplugs though is that, instead of attenuating frequencies at different levels (like how earplugs make everything sound way bassier) it attenuates all frequencies evenly so that everything sounds the same, just quieter. I think I remember hearing they were like 100 dollars but I haven't been to an audiologist in like 10 years easily. Need to make an appointment so I can get those shits. My hearing is important to me.
my problem now is that I wake up and hear the high fuzzy sound of a monitor left on every morning. that sucks.
Ahhh. I hate that shit. I'm always walking into rooms and saying "do you guys hear that?"
It's usually the ringing sound a TV makes.... Mere mortals can't hear it.
I hear all of these things (as I've protected my hearing since day one of playing music/attending shows) and it drives me apeshit.
Just last night, I was walking around my bedroom playing "find the sound". I couldn't sleep... not because the movie I was watching was keeping me up, but because the goddamn electronic noises of my DVD player/TV were piercing my skull.