Hearing Aids and Music Technology Guide

Our guide explores in-ear monitors, hearing aids' music setting, and hearing protection.
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Our hearing aids and music technology guide reviews the latest options for musicians and music lovers with hearing loss.

In-Ear Monitors Customized with Hearing Profile

The 3DME in-ear monitors by ASI Audio, long a favorite of rock musicians and orchestra members to enhance their hearing, now function as specialized hearing aids for music. Any musician or music lover may program them to their unique hearing profile. The articles below provide a comprehensive product review plus Grand Piano Passion™ founder Nancy M. Williams’ experiences switching to the 3DME system from hearing aids for music.

Hearing Aids with An Optimized Music Setting

If you already wear hearing aids and would prefer not to own a separate pair of devices for music, then leveraging the latest research and thinking on optimizing the music setting on your hearing aids is your best approach. Grand Piano Passion™ has partnered with leading music audiologists and audio engineers, as well as skilled musicians, to explain how you can work with your hearing care professional to maximize your hearing aids for music.

Musicians Earplugs

Regardless of the devices that you use to enhance your hearing for music, it’s critical to protect the hearing that you’ve got.


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    I don’t know who gets this email. I have bone induced hearing hearing aides. Would these hearing aides work with what I have?

    • Nancy M. Williams, Founding Editor

      Hi Holly, thanks for writing. So, you’re saying that you have a conductive hearing loss and you wear bone conduction hearing aids? Please let me know.

    • Nancy M. Williams, Founding Editor

      Hi Holly, I’m back with more information. Dr. Marshall Chasin, our expert audiologist who specializes in music, reports that bone conduction hearing aids typically don’t have a music setting. That’s because “they are mostly for conductive losses (or mixed where it’s mostly conductive) and the amplified sound, merely needs to be sufficiently loud enough to “correct” the hearing loss. Typically there is no digital signal processing [which is what a music setting would address] used with bone conduction aids other than perhaps feedback management.” So that means the second part of this article on hearing aids with a music setting would not apply to you if you are wearing a bone conduction hearing aid. More on the 3DMEs soon! Best, Nancy

      • Nancy M. Williams, Founding Editor

        Hi Holly, your other question was whether 3DME monitors work with a conductive hearing loss. I heard back from Dr. Michael Santucci, the founder of ASI Audio, who reports, “Yes, they work with conductive hearing loss. In fact increasing the volume with presumably normal hair cells should result in a more natural sound than with sensorineural loss. However, if there is drainage with the conductive loss, there could be problems keeping the speakers debris free.”

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    I’m just restarting my search again but I keep coming back to the aid needs to be natively as wide frequency as technology currently allows. More like earphones and less like most hearing aids. I need to hear full spectrum with very good eq control (32 band). All the processing for speech needs to be turned off when I’m running the board or even in a concert or worship setting. Simple frequency compensation with zero delay is all I need (I think)


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