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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 10:35 AM
so i'm 33 and have seen several shows since i was a young teen and have started to lose some hearing. it sucks ! unfortunately i have some hereditary hearing loss as well as the environment loss so it's a little worse. i only know this since some of my best friends were right there next to me for so many of those shows and i'm positive their hearing is better than mine, if not just fine. in the past couple of years, i actually wear earplugs to all shows. ( not the allmans though, it's not too loud...thankfully ) it really puts a damper on things though since i find myself now hesistant to go to shows because even with the plugs in, it still isn't good for the ears and hearing is kinda cool. any thoughts

ps anyone know how loud a warren show is compared to the brothers ?
please no " too loud, too old " comments.

 
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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 10:54 AM
I cannot stress enough to take care of your hearing before it's too late. I'm 43 and have played drums for 35 years. I WILL NOT sit behind my kit w/o protection. Once it's gone, it ain't coming back.
Search for some good quality hearing protection at local music stores etc. It will reduce the db sound levels in all frequencies, by a certain amount. There are many types to check out.
And for Mule shows, DO NOT stand in front of Warren's amp rig w/o protection! You'll be sorry.
As for the fools who say "If it's too loud, you're too old", they're morons who will be sorry at some point. As important as music is to most of us, why jeopordize it?

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 10:57 AM
My answer to about 50% of questions people ask me is "Huh?". My loss is also prob due to loud concerts (AC/DC and believe it or not, Fleetwood Mac back in the day). Some of mine is due to constant sinus issues that also affect my ears. The problem is worse if there's alot of background noise. I'm 43 and scared I won't be able to hear **** when I'm older, but that's why they have hearing aids!!

My Mom insists it's only selective hearing loss ;-)

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:02 AM
Mule shows are typically pretty loud, so wear plugs... the sound is not as good, but it's worth it.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:04 AM
Huh?

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:06 AM
I've had tinnitus since high school. I played in a very big and loud Marching Band that practiced in
too small a room with no acoustic treatments. They did fix that in a later remodeling and with
all the cutbacks in music education the Band is no where near the size it was when I played.

Playing electric guitar in pickup bands in College didn't help either.

It's bad.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:08 AM
good comments, thanks for that.
i feel so protective about my hearing , but don't care if some think i'm bein a sissy.
like i said, hearing is kinda cool.
i use those squishy type plugs which work pretty good. i got them from a hardware store but will check out a music store to see if they have better ones. seriously, i go to some shows with plugs in and its STILL wayyy loud....probably 110 db ? i don't understand that. why do so many artists feel it's gotta be that loud ? they can reduce the volume by half and it's still very loud.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:09 AM
I didn't hear the question.. was there a question ????

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:11 AM
huh?

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:17 AM
I'm pretty fortunate that my hearing is still in decent shape for all the loud shows I've been to and being a bass player for the last 24 years. My eyesight, now that's a crying shame. Went from nothing to reading glasses in no time.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:22 AM
I've been wearing plugs at shows for about 10 years now.
Too bad it's about 25 years too late!

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:26 AM
My hearing is OK, not been tested in a long time, but I bet I have a 10% loss off the top end. I get occassional buzzing in my left ear. Many loud shows, but years of working with loud power tools, running outdoor power equipment, Koss headphones in the bedroom at 16, and of course that Deep Purple concert in 1985 that had my ears ringing for 4 days! There was also a Derek show at the old HOB in Cambridge. I had no plugs in and by the end of the night, I was pushed up front and to the left by the crowd right in front of Derek's amp. Ouch!, HUH? What did you say?
I guess what I am saying is it all adds up, so protect those ears.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 11:41 AM
WHAT DID YOU SAY?
Seriously though, my hearing sucks. All the years of loud music & being in printing plants have not been kind to my hearing. If there is background noise I have difficulty hearing everything people say to me & miss some things on the phone as well.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 12:09 PM
MY EAR RINGS??? I DON'T WEAR NO FREAKIN' EAR RINGS!!!

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 12:14 PM
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I've had tinnitus since high school. I played in a very big and loud Marching Band that practiced in
too small a room with no acoustic treatments. They did fix that in a later remodeling and with
all the cutbacks in music education the Band is no where near the size it was when I played.

Playing electric guitar in pickup bands in College didn't help either.

It's bad.




I have tinnitus also......sometimes in both ears....when it first started almost 2 years ago...overnight...probably due to a med....it really scared me...I thought It was going to drive me out of my mind. Weed would make it even louder.....I got used to it...but it still is aggravating at times.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 12:47 PM
I'll never forget seeing Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, before he started his show, he walks to his wall of Marshalls and puts his ear right against one of the cabinets to tune his Strat, I'm fifty feet away and the sound is vibrating through me like crazy, I'm sure if Jimi was around he'd stand a good chance of having hearing problems.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 12:51 PM
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I'm pretty fortunate that my hearing is still in decent shape for all the loud shows I've been to and being a bass player for the last 24 years. My eyesight, now that's a crying shame. Went from nothing to reading glasses in no time.


I've got to get reading glasses for my seeing-eye dog!

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 01:38 PM
What???

I know Susie keeps going over and turning down what ever is on......tv, stereo, etc.

Dad always said I was deaf as a haddock.................

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 01:46 PM
My hearing isn't very good. Here at work, I have to turn my music up louder so the customers don't bugg me when they talk.....

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 02:00 PM
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I'm pretty fortunate that my hearing is still in decent shape for all the loud shows I've been to and being a bass player for the last 24 years. My eyesight, now that's a crying shame. Went from nothing to reading glasses in no time.


I know what you mean. I kinda got scared because my vision got so crappy so fast. Doc said it was just normal at my age...... I hate those words...."at your age" lolol

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 02:59 PM
I wear plugs to every show I go to. Got tired of answering everything said to me with ..What?

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 03:44 PM
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I have tinnitus also......sometimes in both ears....when it first started almost 2 years ago...overnight...probably due to a med....it really scared me...I thought It was going to drive me out of my mind. Weed would make it even louder.....I got used to it...but it still is aggravating at times.
Kenny, you didn't get used to it. You just didn't care...

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 03:51 PM
Lost Half my hearing in my right ear due to a waterslide accident when i was about eight. All the shows i've been to and when i used to Crank the headphones couldnt do no good either. Loudest show ive ever been to kiss the farewell tour (Some farewell huh Gene?)
 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 03:51 PM
WHA??

My hearing is definatly going ( i'm 40)

Waaaay too many metal shows back in the day

Quite often, I have a problem hearing people talk in a crowded room.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 04:21 PM
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I wear plugs to every show I go to. Got tired of answering everything said to me with ..What?



Now they get a little nod.............

 

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