"I hope it heals quickly. I have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder from playing softball. I guess I just can't throw a ball as hard as I once did. Anyway, I have had to downsize guitars from dreads and jumbos. I got a Taylor 322, an all…"
"Yeah, I have about 94-95% loss in both ears. Without the HAs, I pretty well deaf. Happily, I am employed with a good insurance plan, allowing me to get these high-tech hearing aids and the FM system I use. It's still not perfect, as…"
"I guess my hearing loss may not be that bad. I can hear OK on the phone and needed the aids for conversation. I just couldn't hear well enough in meetings at work. The thing I noticed when I got the hearing aids just what I had gradually come…"
"Hey, Phill. I wear hearing aids, too. When programming them, I took a guitar into the audiologist's office and we played with a special setting, one of three available, to optimize for the guitar. It also helped with background "clutter…"
"Jim, whenever I see a huge volume of emails that so and so has joined every forum in sight, it is likely a spammer. I saw the one today about banks having money to lend. It's hard to believe these morons see any success from these intrusions!"
Yeah, I have about 94-95% loss in both ears. Without the HAs, I pretty well deaf. Happily, I am employed with a good insurance plan, allowing me to get these high-tech hearing aids and the FM system I use. It's still not perfect, as you cannot recover fully from hearing loss, nature has not provided enough backup. I don't like to dwell on it, and just go about playing as I can. I have another friend in the same kind of shape, and she's actually touring and recording - what an inspiration she's been, too. I guess my message to young folks is to hold your senses dear, protect them, and keep them from the hazards of our trade as best you can. With a good sound man, you really don't need push the volume to 10.