An expert explains how musicians with hearing loss can personalize their hearing aids’ music setting by tuning in to the subjective nature of sound perception.
Wearing hearing aids
For musicians with hearing loss, we offer this expert-verified checklist to take to your audiologist to create a better music program on your hearing aids.
Since I was first diagnosed with a hearing loss at age six, I have been a patient of no less than 10 audiology practices over four decades. As an active person and a musician with hearing loss, I have special requirements for my hearing aids.
Something that fascinates me is how we can never truly hear through someone else’s ears, we can never be in someone else’s head.
The first moment I put on my new hearing aids, I yelped in pain. I was unprepared for the onslaught of sound.
I expected, when I upgraded my hearing aids, that the technology would improve my piano technique. Yet I was not prepared for the full range of ways the aids would improve my playing.