Should we shoot horses? Hearing protection modifications for musicians

  Instrument Auditory danger Hearing Protection Reed woodwinds Brass section to rear ER-15 Flutes Flutes ER-15 Violin/viola Violin/viola ER-15 Cello/bass Brass section to rear ER-15 Brass Other brass/horns ER-15 vented Percussion Percussion/ high hats ER-25 Amplified instruments Speaker/monitors/drums ER-15 I made up this chart about 20 years ago and it has been copied (and sometimes…

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Which is the best music instrument for my hard of hearing child?

From time to time, I receive telephone calls and emails from the parents of hard of hearing children asking about which musical instrument their children should play.  Actually I receive this type of communication almost weekly! This is really two questions in one- (1) which is the best instrument that would allow them to play,…

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