Maybe you know already that people enjoy listening to loud music it has direct connections to pleasure centers in the brain? It releases endorphins when stimulated by loud music, so listening to loud music is essentially self-medicating and makes us feel good.
However, it can be very bad for our hearing and ultimately lead to all kinds of hearing health and other cognitive problems and hearing damage is often cumulative and irreversible. But being a musician doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your hearing health.
Whether you are a regular performance player or someone that just tinkers around, find out what musicians need to know about the risks associated with doing what they love and protecting their hearing.