We are now up to 109 dB…

The input-related dynamic range of modern hearing aids (also known as its input “Headroom”)... Read More

Woodwinds, strings, and brass instruments- GOOD.  Vocalists- BAD

In this time of Covid-19, and going forward into our annual flu seasons, it... Read More

Three distinct programs for music?  So… what does the literature say?

First, I must declare a conflict of interest!  I have a book coming out... Read More

FAQs from – part 10

Over the next months, I will be uploading some commonly viewed FAQs from ... Read More

FAQs from – part 9

Over the next months, I will be uploading some commonly viewed FAQs from ... Read More


The Influence of Technology on Music for People who are Hard of Hearing

By Natalie Wilson Natalie Wilson is an avid music lover and guitar player who has... Read More

Musicians should not retire on my watch!

  Recently there have been news reports about famous musicians who can no longer... Read More

The Musician and Worker’s Compensation Boards

Traditionally, occupational noise exposure has been the “diagnosis of choice” for the hearing loss... Read More

An Open Letter to Hard of Hearing Musicians

This letter is based on my 35 years of working with hard of hearing... Read More

Musicians and Diabetes

For this week’s entry, we turn to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, a wonderful... Read More


Control methods in assessing musicians’ earplugs Part 2.

Last week we talked about using a higher stimulus level to assess the benefit... Read More

Rock and Roll needs to be loud… but it doesn’t need to be intense.

Every rocker I have ever met (and I go back to the 60s) says... Read More

Musicians are not good listeners – or maybe it’s us?

Hearing loss prevention is just that – hearing loss prevention. What can be done... Read More

Why one earplug is not like another earplug

Ian O’Brien has been a guest blogger for us in the past and we... Read More

Validating the attenuation features of musicians’ earplugs- part 1

Musicians’ earplugs, also known as the ER-15, have been available since 1988.  These were... Read More