every loud sound you hear…
… if it is a loud noisy air conditioning, to a TV, music in your car, —headphones -ear buds are the worst by far-thats what got me worst-, a loud dog, your children screaming happy while playing… Each sound of this takes a toll on your hearing. While young, we are made of plastic and nothing happens to us. Then, at “a certain age”… the ear’s start collecting their invoices and, no matter how much you take care of your ears, they start giving you signs that the hearing is a finite good… so you better start taking care of them, good care.
This guy (by the way, very cool dude, I call him Mr. White --you’ll see why, remember Breaking Bad the series). … well, this guy talks about it in this video of his. Recommend to watch it, even if you are still young, or better yet, even more if you are young. Mr. White’s Hearing Review
So I’am starting this topic because 1 year ago I started having symptoms of a hearing deterioration, although I haven’t yet lost much (I still can hear almost at 19,000 kHz…which is rare even above 30 years old) but my ears hurt easily with noises, and I have lost maybe a little because I hear very often that noise called Tinnitus. --Dr. said. that is when you already lost in the neurological level, the small hair like receptacles inside the labyrinth, some of them are now dead or with atrophy… so there is that, soooo sad.
I now have a Decibel Meter in front of me, I try to have the lowest volume possible and only when mixing is that I level up. I have always with me -in my keychain, ready to take out quickly and put on- some filters that go inside the ear (as earbuds) that reduce the noice levels in a flat way, as if I just lower down the volume of what’s around me, so I can hear better in noisy environments and not further damage my ears. They work VERY good (Link to Amazon, for the Alpine Protecting Earplugs )
I also time my music listening, composing and mixing sessions --I use a pomodoro-like timer-- , I am trying to keep my hearing healthy, although as I said, I already have damage cause by long hours of drumming since I was 11 years old, and very loud drumming- Sepultura-Slayer-Megadeth, then Dream Theater… and evolve all the way up to Jazz … Also, very loud guitar amps, bass amps, loud clubs and pubs, and then Motors (motorcycles, boat motors…) etc… I really abuse my hearing.
So, anyone knows about this topic, very welcome.