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returntothepit >> discuss >> a visit to the audiologist by the_reverend on Nov 22,2009 5:20pm
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toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 22,2009 5:20pm
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.



toggletoggle post by DestroyYouAlot  at Nov 22,2009 5:20pm
LOL @ ur hearing



toggletoggle post by trioxin245  at Nov 22,2009 5:21pm
what?



toggletoggle post by Martins   at Nov 22,2009 5:21pm
I've been planning to get a pair of those but I keep not doing it.



toggletoggle post by DestroyYouAlot  at Nov 22,2009 5:23pm
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.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 22,2009 5:25pm
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.



toggletoggle post by ZenErik   at Nov 22,2009 5:27pm
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.



toggletoggle 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.

Thankfully I can still hear 16kHz.



bennyhillifier



toggletoggle post by ZenErik   at Nov 22,2009 5:40pm
Earplugs don't all make everything sound way bassier. Try triple flanged ones. The average foam plugs do.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 22,2009 6:03pm
i love when you are at a show and everyone is yelling, but you can hear clear as day since most earplugs let more of the human voice through.



toggletoggle post by brodown at Nov 23,2009 10:14am
I've been using custom plugs for years, and I hardly ever leave my house without them. Between practice, shows, and other loud events, I use them all the damn time. Well worth the expense!



toggletoggle post by arktouros at Nov 23,2009 10:31am


$15 bucks on amazon.com. Reusable, washable...even though I keep losing them. You can hear every freq, just at a lower decibels. You guys are talking about expensive things. These are fantastic.



toggletoggle post by Martins   at Nov 23,2009 10:41am
Maybe those are the triple flanged ones Erik was talking about. I might need to snag some.



toggletoggle post by ouchdrummer   at Nov 23,2009 10:45am
i use the ol fashioned ones that block out all sorts of sound unevenly, but still enough to prevent hearing damage. Good enough for me.



toggletoggle post by Martins   at Nov 23,2009 10:46am
tone > hearing

Why compromise both?



toggletoggle post by sxealex   at Nov 23,2009 10:47am
i cant hear anything after it his 13khz no matter how loud i turn it



toggletoggle post by ouchdrummer   at Nov 23,2009 10:48am
money+having to wash earplugs all the time. (remember, i wear earplugs >5 hours a day.)

anything more than that is personal preference.



toggletoggle post by Martins   at Nov 23,2009 10:49am
I mean, in practice, you don't really need to hear frequencies that high.



toggletoggle post by porphyria at Nov 23,2009 11:43am
I couldn't hear the freq. past 12-13khz....is that bad?



toggletoggle post by porphyria at Nov 23,2009 11:45am
unless of course, maybe my speakers couldn't handle the freq. above that...



toggletoggle post by Martins   at Nov 23,2009 11:46am
Could be.



toggletoggle post by Hoser at Nov 23,2009 11:47am
It's one of the symptoms of Aids, so yes, it's very bad.



toggletoggle post by xmikex at Nov 23,2009 11:54am
fuck ear plugs.



toggletoggle post by FuckIsMySignature at Nov 23,2009 12:12pm
ouchdrummer said[orig][quote]
i use the ol fashioned ones that block out all sorts of sound unevenly, but still enough to prevent hearing damage. Good enough for me.


i dont put them all the way...just kinda stick em in sideways to block some of the sound at practice.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 23,2009 12:20pm
a lot of headphones start at 15-20khz.



toggletoggle post by Martins   at Nov 23,2009 12:21pm
But that's not to say the frequency response is equal across that whole spectrum. It's probably an even response from 100 to 8 - 10k or so and the rest drops off slowly.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 23,2009 12:39pm
i have a pair of sony headphones that go to 12khz and they were over $100



toggletoggle post by IllinoisEnemaBradness at Nov 23,2009 1:20pm
yeah, i think the crappy stereo syndrome may hinder hearing anything above 13K, which is where it dropped off for me.



toggletoggle post by The_Rooster  at Nov 23,2009 1:24pm
Truth.

I get a hearing test every few months, and own a pair of the custom molded plugs... they're great. Probably the best $150 I've spent on anything music related.

I really can't believe that people don't wear ear plugs at shows, practice, etc. It's really fucking crazy. I plug my ears when ambulances drive by fer cryin' out loud!



toggletoggle post by blue  at Nov 23,2009 1:41pm
Started wearing earplugs in the past year and a half, glad I did finally after killing my ears for the past 10+ years.



toggletoggle post by RichHorror  at Nov 23,2009 1:49pm
the_reverend said[orig][quote]
i love when you are at a show and everyone is yelling, but you can hear clear as day since most earplugs let more of the human voice through.


They're doing that because they're drunk, not because they're deaf. Or I am, anyway.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 25,2009 1:28pm
The_Rooster said[orig][quote]
Truth.

I get a hearing test every few months, and own a pair of the custom molded plugs... they're great. Probably the best $150 I've spent on anything music related.

I really can't believe that people don't wear ear plugs at shows, practice, etc. It's really fucking crazy. I plug my ears when ambulances drive by fer cryin' out loud!
DITTO! and when I'm in loud movies I want them too. my problem now is that I wake up and hear the high fuzzy sound of a monitor left on every morning. that sucks.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Nov 25,2009 1:38pm
btw, going to this shortly.



toggletoggle post by narkybark   at Nov 25,2009 1:41pm
it all gets worse when you get older. trust me.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Dec 7,2009 6:02pm
well.. what did you expect when you joined slapshot?

i got my earplugs today. the left one fits like a champ. blocks out so much when i stuff it in. the right one doesnt feel like it is sealing in there. i am going to have to work it in.



toggletoggle post by handy at Dec 7,2009 8:22pm
I have always worn ear plugs for band practices/shows/ect. I wear plugs at work 9hrs a day, I get some nice ear wax going.



toggletoggle post by narkybark   at Dec 7,2009 9:10pm
I have a pair of those custom ones but I don't like them as much as regular foam. They're nice if you know you're going to be popping them in and out 100 times in a row though.



toggletoggle post by The_Rooster  at Dec 8,2009 9:26am
the_reverend said[orig][quote]
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?"

"Hear what?"

It's usually the ringing sound a TV makes.... Mere mortals can't hear it.



toggletoggle post by Murph  at Dec 8,2009 9:30am
The_Rooster said[orig][quote]
the_reverend said[orig][quote]
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?"

"Hear what?"

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.



toggletoggle post by The_Rooster  at Dec 8,2009 10:00am
Murph said[orig][quote]
The_Rooster said[orig][quote]
the_reverend said[orig][quote]
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?"

"Hear what?"

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.



toggletoggle post by brian_dc  at Dec 8,2009 10:09am
Can't remember the last time I didn't wear earplugs while playing.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Sep 20,2021 2:43pm edited Sep 20,2021 2:52pm
going back in on 10/20/21



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