Musician Hearing Solutions

We are dedicated to helping the musicians of New Orleans protect their hearing.

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Musician Earplugs and Monitors

Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans is proud to support our local musicians and performers! Whether you are a musician or you enjoy listening to live music in New Orleans, musicians’ earplugs are crucial for your hearing protection. Custom musicians’ earplugs are the standard professional option for reducing sound levels while maintaining the clarity of the sound signal. Your ear health is important, and a great way to protect your hearing and ears is by wearing custom hearing protection whenever you are exposed to loud sounds. As a music lover, you want to be able to hear the music without distortion or a muffled effect. With our earplugs and in ear monitors, you can still hear the clarity of the music without the damaging effects of loud volumes. While drugstore earplugs and noise cancelling headphones do protect hearing to some degree, they can often make sounds seem distorted. We carry a variety of hearing protection for musicians, including non-custom earplugs, custom earplugs, in-ear monitors, and a variety of custom listening options.

How Many Decibels Is Too Loud?

Sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). The higher the decibels level, the louder the noise. On the decibel scale, the level increase of 10 means that a sound is actually 10 times more intense. Any sound over 85 decibels can be dangerous to your hearing, and live music typically falls around the 110 to 140 decibel range. 

A New Orleans man holding a mic and singing with in-ear monitors

Importance of Hearing Protection

For musician’s and frequent live music listeners, you may often experience a ringing in your ears after a concert. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is often a symptom of prolonged noise exposure. The symptoms of tinnitus can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the severity. If your ears are ringing after loud noise exposure, you should come in for a hearing evaluation.

Noise-induced hearing loss is becoming more popular in individuals, especially young adults. Prolonged exposure to any noise that exceeds 85 decibels can be detrimental for your hearing. As a musician, it is important to protect your hearing in order to continue to hear your music with optimal clarity. Wearing custom hearing protection such as musician earplugs or in-ear monitors are a great way to ensure you are still hearing your music while protecting your ear health.  

You deserve the utmost clarity and protection when it comes to music. At Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans, we carry a variety of custom-made hearing protection that will allow you to perform and feel at ease knowing your ears are protected. To learn more about our custom hearing protection for musicians, or if you would like to make an appointment, contact us today.