To Teach Music with Tinnitus?

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    1. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
      I am 46 years old. teaching music for 20 music.mainly to play saxophone also sing in choir and play in wind orchestra. also play (played) noise , electronic music. 4 month ago got Tinnitus from cold or from loud music. it is high pitched sounds in both ears , mainly right ( i less hear high sounds with right ear) when sound loud ( like it is seems form me ) began to hurt right ear. what do you think it I possible to teach play saxophone, sing in choir with T ? because now began new academic year and everything began. yesterday have one saxophone lesson ( I was with earplugs ) and singed in choir mainly was with one right earplug - because basic T is in my right ear. after rehearsals it didn't hurt my ears but T increased. got scared.
      I cant sleep on right side because it increasing T a lot.
      thanks for your experiences . g
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi gintas,
      As singing and music is a big part of your life it depends on how you feel if gave it up would it cause depression.
      I would recommend musician ear protectors should you decide to continue .
      Your ears are telling you they dont like loud sound too if get pain.
      Always get a check up if have pain in case blocked with wax or infection brewing..take care..lots of love glynis
       
    3. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
      thanks ! i was thinking about musician ear protectors.
      and i was to ear doctors. there is no ear blocked with wax and no infection ( at least what they see)... maybe in inner ear can be some infection...
       
    4. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
    5. Mike TerMaaten

      Mike TerMaaten Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 20, 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck
      That kind of exposure might just continually agravate the injury/damage (ringing you hear ) that exists. If it was me i wouldn't do it.
      Is it possible ? depends how tough you are. Do you want to recover from T. or, can you live with it....
       
    6. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
      yes, it could be . but maybe you or someone have such an experiences and can tell about it ?
       
    7. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      I continue to teach 5-6 days a week about 2-4 hrs a day. I teach piano guitar and bass. I use musians ear plugs as needed if I feel sound is getting loud. I have a pair with er15 and a pair with er25. I think it's very possible to teach but the choir could be a bit loud depending on the sound- you'd be safe with the er 15 or 25 probably. Also make sure you bring your sax mouth piece when you get your molds done as you mouth position affects your ears and you should have it in your mouth as you get your molds.
       
    8. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
      thanks for your answer ! but sorry didint understand last sentence about mould >? can you explain ? thanks
       
    9. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      I meant when you go to get the ear mold done for you are musicians plugs you should bring your saxophone mouthpiece so that your ears will react the same way that they do when you're playing saxophone as far as the shape that they're making that way they will fit the best for when you are playing your saxophone.
      BTW no problem. Good luck.
       
    10. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
      Thanks, seems now i understand :) ! i would like to ask you : after lessons you teach didint increasing temporary your Tinnitus ? you tech electrical guitar or acoustic ( asking it for a loudness ) ? and are big differences between er 15 and er 25 ? thanks !
       
    11. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Yes sometimes.
      Yes both electric and acoustic but try to stay with acoustic only at very low volumes.
      Yes er25 cut off more highs and average 20-25 db nnr while er 15 are flat and more even.
       
    12. gintas

      gintas Member

      Location:
      Lithuania
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015-05
      thanks ! for me two days of teaching and t increased both times. after fryday lessons (4 hours) it gone on saturday. and after today lessons it is still here.....
       
    13. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      No problem.
       

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