Exposure to loud music is one of the leading causes of noise-induced hearing loss. Musicians spend many hours practicing and performing, and they depend on hearing well to compose or perform their music. Unfortunately, consistent exposure to loud music carries a high price. Damaging sound levels can lead to a host of hearing disorders including long-term hearing loss and tinnitus.
Specially designed earplugs and in-ear-monitors can help prevent noise-induced hearing loss while allowing musicians to enjoy the music and reduce their risk of developing permanent hearing damage.
How Do Musician Monitors Work?
Musician monitors are the best way to protect your hearing from loud noise. They block out the loud surrounding sounds made by electric instruments, drums and audience members while delivering excellent sound feedback directly to your ears at a safe volume.
Since musicians are often surrounded by very loud noise, most musician monitors are custom-made to fit an individual’s ears. This ensures that the molds are comfortable and that environmental noises are fully blocked while the sounds you want to hear are transmitted at the highest quality possible. Universal (not custom-made) in-ear monitors are also available at a less expensive cost, although they reduce the effectiveness of the earplugs and the caliber of the music.
Musician monitors have two parts: a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitters can be set up for mono or stereo sound and are typically worn by a band’s vocalist. One transmitter can send sound to as many receivers as is necessary, so members of a band can all hear the same feedback through their in-ear musician monitors.
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