Re: Hearing Loss Sites, etc.

Subject: Re: Hearing Loss Sites, etc.
From: Neal Smith-Amies (
Date: Sat May 21 2005 - 07:08:11 EDT

This is a good discussion, and a very important one. The fact that
electroacoustic pieces are working on the boundaries of sound, such as
filtering sounds to bring out certain frequencies, or the given nature of
the sound materials (espcially metallic sounds), I think that the audience
that is exposed to this at loud volumes is perhaps worse off than someone
going to a rock concert!



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Subject: Re: Hearing Loss Sites, etc.

> My post had more to do with the fact that some artists won't expose
> to the SPL the audience gets. I was reminiscing about an artist wearing
> earplugs -during the show!- like the ones I use during a soundcheck...
> I've seen some techs who keep their earplugs on during a performance too.
> <:[
> And though we are free to leave a performance, it is disconcerning that
> norm_ is on the treshold of pain. It doesn't leave much headroom for
> edge_ performances.
> ;->
> But since I don't walk away once hired, I simply prefer to turn down
working a
> concert that would be too loud for me to mix without earplugs.
> jean routhier
> > Thank you.
> >
> > I understand, the technician won't expose themself to the sounds that
> > they expose the audience to. Maybe we can find some nice military
> > jobs for these 'high minded' people.
> >
> > Best
> >
> > Kevin
> >
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