It's well documented that hearing damage is one of the most real dangers of DJing or even just exposing yourself to club-level sounds with regularity. Tinnitus seems inevitable for many DJs, even when armed with a set of great earplugs and following sage advice on limiting the extent of loud sound exposure.
Hearing loss in DJing is no laughing matter. The career of a DJ is filled with towered speakers, blown monitors, and over compensated headphones. If you don't take care of your ears when your out in the field you can be at risk of losing a vital body function that you need to DJ. That is why it always important to practice preservation techniques to save your hearing.
The most valuable tool a DJ has at their disposal is their ears. Unfortunately it's also the tool that gets abused the most. This is no surprise given the environments DJ's frequently find themselves in: nightclubs, music festivals, and DJ booths with the loud monitors. Prolonged exposure in these loud settings is very hard on the ears and if a DJ isn't careful, they risk damaging the only set of ears they have. Today Ean is going to share some valuable tips that DJ's can follow to protect their hearing and continue DJing for years to come.
If you’ve been to a few too many loud DJ gigs, you might have started noticing that familiar-yet-terrifying ringing in your ears that plagues DJs and music lovers around the world. How can people who suffer from tinnitus start to treat it? Today, Peter Phua (M.D.) takes a look at the top options available for […]
About five years ago, I hit an unexpected wall that no creative person should ever have to go through. Imagine this – you are at the top of your game and getting gigs with a rising reputation when a physical challenge of hearing loss threatens to derail and possibly end your promising career. After ten […]