Coping With Every Musician’s Nightmare: Hearing Loss

by LOU FANCHER , September 30, 2016 in “San Francisco Classical Voice” Waking up to find that he was suddenly and entirely deaf in his right ear on June 15, 2010, composer Richard Einhorn’s biggest worry wasn’t that he’d never work again. Nor was his greatest concern the spinning room and nausea, the way human voices sounded like screeching devils riding on crazed, squealing robots, or the piercing tinnitus, buzzing like a high-pitched, enraged refrigerator in his ear. Einhorn knew that he had only 30 percent hearing in his left ear, but didn’t know enough to worry about permanent damage to his other, …

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How to Enjoy Music After a Hearing Loss

from HearingLikeMe.com, by Stu Nunnery on December 27, 2016: Does hearing loss affect how we enjoy music? If so, is it possible to regain our enjoyment of music even after hearing loss? Many of us with hearing loss have stopped listening to music because it does not sound how we remember it. Nevertheless,  more musicians, singers and music lovers with hearing loss are coping and finding their way back to music. Recently I attended a seminar about the impact of hearing loss and hearing aids on music enjoyment that was hosted and led by Geoff Plant, a hearing rehabilitation specialist, …

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