Hearing Aids For Musicians
Hearing loss among musicians is a sensitive subject and is more common than you might think.
If you have a hearing loss you can still enjoy a successful musical career.
Beethoven was one such musician to completely defy the odds. He produced music that is still held in the highest esteem several centuries later.
Hearing aids are now very discreet & some completely invisible.
Lyric is the truly invisible hearing aid which can be worn 24/7, while showering, sleeping, gigging & even swimming with custom-made swim moulds.
Getting the right hearing aid
Most modern digital hearing systems are designed to optimise the speech signal in a range of environments. They are not necessarily appropriate for listening to, or playing music.
At Musicians’ Hearing Services, we have fitted hearing aids to musicians from all genres & understand the individual needs of each musician can be very different.
We are recommended by the Musicians’ Union and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine.
For a relaxed consultation with our highly trained audiologists call 020 7486 1053 or complete below
“I played my guitars the second I got back, and have since listened to recorded music. I am delighted to report that there is a significant improvement. This is most noticeable in the lower frequencies which you boosted significantly. I can now clearly hear the full range of the double bass in my recordings of Jazz trios and quartets, and in orchestral pieces as well as the lower strings on my guitar with greater clarity.
I found it really useful that I could sit with you and have some control over how the hearing aids would sound – the same as if I were sat with an engineer at a mixing desk- adjusting EQ, compression, etc. From a musical point of view what I need is as much access to the full tonal spectrum as possible.
I recently listened to a Radio 4 programme featuring Michael Berkley who suffered hearing loss after a viral infection and also had to rely on hearing aids. He made a point that really rang true for me. He said ‘we listen with the mind’. Accessing a fuller range of frequencies enables me to focus on the elements in the music that I choose, it gives me control in how I direct my attention.
I hope these comments might be useful to you in helping other musicians.”
Paul Costello – guitarist
Hearing Aid Music Settings
Matthew Allsop is a Partner at Harley Street Hearing and Musicians’ Hearing Services. He is Hearing Tracker’s worldwide Video Content Manager and gives his honest, independent opinion on all new hearing technology. Hearing Tracker is the world’s first truly-independent resource for hearing aid consumers.
To see Matthew’s review of the best hearing aid setting for music click below: