Forums The Vibe Chat Hearing damage [split from the ‘going insane’ thread]

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  • #1040563
    Raj
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    Digital A wrote:
    for some reason when i dj loud places for split seconds i cant hear a thing, like a few seconds of being complete deaf … i think thats due to the fact my ears are not liking this anymore and may be a sure sign of stopping

    Digital – A

    if your ears ring afterwards you are damaging your hearing and might be well advised to get it tested to see how badly ๐Ÿ™

    #1100033
    Digital-A
    Participant

    good advice, thank you very much chap ๐Ÿ™‚

    i dont think i could stop djing though ๐Ÿ™

    #1100004
    Raj
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    good advice, thank you very much chap ๐Ÿ™‚

    i dont think i could stop djing though ๐Ÿ™

    You dont need to – just learn to not damage your hearing doing it mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I have been dj-ing for a long time [more than 10 years :groucho:] and I dont damage my hearing doing it :weee: and I do it regularly too raaa

    Can still hear in all the ranges and pick out things most normal folk cant raaa

    #1100034
    Digital-A
    Participant

    i think my problem all stems from my left ear being burst from an early age i cant hear much at all, my right gets a battering because its the only one i can use to mix

    #1100005
    Raj
    Participant

    All the more reason to take care of the hearing :groucho: as its all you have left…

    How exactly are you mixing now [volumes, equipment, headphine types] and what are the problems you have with it?

    #1100035
    Digital-A
    Participant

    i only use one ear to mix, i only have the other headphone (left) on to stop it becoming worse, and to be honest my right ear is becoming a little quite now, i need the volume increased all the time just so i can make the mix then turn it down, i think its just because i always had my music way to loud growing up in headphones and although i knew my left ear was damaged never thought itd effect me anymore … silly mistake!

    i use a mos mixer (part of a cheap package but cant afford another)
    sony mdr-v500 headphones

    to practice at home i only use two pc speakers and a small sub cone for bass

    regards ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1100023
    Ruff Beat Provider
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    Raj wrote:
    You dont need to – just learn to not damage your hearing doing it mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I have been dj-ing for a long time [more than 10 years :groucho:] and I dont damage my hearing doing it :weee: and I do it regularly too raaa

    Can still hear in all the ranges and pick out things most normal folk cant raaa

    Do you use ear plugs? I’ve tried a few but they have been budget (never over ยฃ20) and just made it hard to mix. But i am getting worried about my hearing (i pretty much have constand tinitus or whatever its called) what advice would you give?

    #1100000
    raverbaby
    Participant

    My hearings always bin damaged, so why stop now!!:you_crazy

    #1100024
    Ruff Beat Provider
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    raverbaby wrote:
    My hearings always bin damaged, so why stop now!!:you_crazy

    Cos you wont be able to hear when your older and thats not necacerialy old. i know people who have almost lost their hearing from constant drumming and other instruments whgo are my age! Careful careful!

    #1100001
    raverbaby
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    I know i Know, but my hearing has been shite from birth. And i always take it easy an never stick my head in bass bins. UNLIKE SOME ONE!!!!

    #1100036
    Digital-A
    Participant
    Ruff Beat Provider wrote:
    Do you use ear plugs? what advice would you give?

    if your at a party all night then ear plugs are a good idea, theres some disposable ones from halfords its like ยฃ10 for 5 sets, one set lasts a night, unless you want to use the same set … thatd be pretty rank though haha when i dj i use the headphones with the sound right down to protect the old ears until im wanting to mix

    #1100006
    Raj
    Participant

    I dont use earplugs for mixing but I use enclosed cans with a volume control on the cable. They cut out pretty much all external noise and I tend to keep them as low as I can get away with and still mix [these days mixing is often done on the fly as the second tune is coming in and I listen on the main PA :groucho: or the monitors through the headphones..]

    I never ever redline a mixer – this causes the distortion which damages most hearing [mixer are mixers- leave amplification to the amps guys…] and when I am not mixing I tend to always use earplugs when in the presence of amplified music [unless the rig is mine :weee: cos then I know its not distorting…]

    Pretty much always use earplugs all the other time if the music is really loud. If I forget the earplugs [it happens :groucho:] I use wet toilet tissue to make impromptu earplugs as I cant bear the noise most rigs make…a distorting rig is physically painful to me. My normal earplugs are the green ones you buy for 50p a packet – I am good at losing them…..

    #1100020
    miss bassets
    Participant

    id b gutted if i seriously damaged my hearin! we all luv loud tunes but suma the systems !!! spesh wen ya enclosed ina warehouse for example i always wonder bout the doggies n kiddies ears, seen 1 kid no older than 5 on new years n he was holding his ears n scrunchin his face up poor lil guy looked in pain :you_crazy

    #1100007
    Raj
    Participant

    children are very honest and accurate critics of the sound quality – poor wee soul

    #1099999
    titch
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    Digital-A wrote:
    i think my problem all stems from my left ear being burst from an early age i cant hear much at all, my right gets a battering because its the only one i can use to mix

    Same here, I can only use one ear because im about 75% deaf in my right ear due to an operation I had years ago..

    Also you probably have the same issues with monitors (If there’s just the one). If its on the side of the deaf ear, makes very hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1099995
    General Lighting
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    miss bassets wrote:
    seen 1 kid no older than 5 on new years n he was holding his ears n scrunchin his face up poor lil guy looked in pain :you_crazy

    dogs (and kids, until they get older) can often hear higher frequencies and thus are affected worse by HF distortion

    but WTF was that kid doing in that area? why didn’t his parents, and/or a group of responsible friends find a suitable place for him to chill out in and accompany him there?

    even in a warehouse there would be quiet areas….

    #1100008
    Raj
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    dogs (and kids, until they get older) can often hear higher frequencies and thus are affected worse by HF distortion

    yep – them and me :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: and its agonizing sore for them by the way

    Quote:
    but WTF was that kid doing in that area? why didn’t his parents, and/or a group of responsible friends find a suitable place for him to chill out in and accompany him there?

    even in a warehouse there would be quiet areas….

    shouldnt be there IMO

    #1100037
    Digital-A
    Participant

    ive been to too many parties with kids present, some are ok i guess, i went to some more lemon jelly style ones in chesire which was basically just a microscopic glade which wouldnt do them any harm physically but i still believe it isnt the right enviroment, wouldnt like to piss anyone off with kids saying that ๐Ÿ™‚

    dogs are another thing, i swear to god, do they scare the crap out of anyone else when your dancing away and all you can hear of thousands of watts is a bark and the knowledge an invisible dog is walking aboot!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1100038
    Digital-A
    Participant
    titch wrote:
    Same here, I can only use one ear because im about 75% deaf in my right ear due to an operation I had years ago..

    Also you probably have the same issues with monitors (If there’s just the one). If its on the side of the deaf ear, makes very hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

    its weird how our bodies work, they with stand so much and hardly give us any jip! although to be a deaf dj i think itd be rather weird, mixing tunes you canni hear mmmm im not for that!

    my pledge is to now look after my hearing,

    whats the model of those headphones raj?

    many thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1100009
    Raj
    Participant

    I like them better than lots of other well respected brands and they dont even cost much ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.tait-components.com/ProductDetail.asp?stock_code=240085&product_class=Audio+Visual&iPage=1

    the rest of the site is good too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1100017
    marcusblanc
    Participant

    how ever bad your hearin is, try not to make it worse, you will regret it.

    Mine is shit, too much roadie-in, it can be a nightmare in a noisy place now.:cry: I just have to ask people to repeat themselves, continually:hopeless:

    #1100010
    Raj
    Participant
    marcusblanc wrote:
    how ever bad your hearin is, try not to make it worse, you will regret it.

    Mine is shit, too much roadie-in, it can be a nightmare in a noisy place now.:cry: I just have to ask people to repeat themselves, continually:hopeless:

    I have learnt to lipread [earplugs make hearing voices kinda hard :laugh_at:] and its very helpful ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1100039
    Digital-A
    Participant

    i can do sign but a party it just looks like your a lover of techno

    #1100021
    miss bassets
    Participant

    yer theres no way that kid shuda been in that room we cud only stick 10 mins at a time in ther was the kinda bass that made ya rib cage rattle!!

    lil fella was followin his mum around pickin up cans n shit she dint seem to care, the expression on his face sed it all,
    did wonder about aproachin her about it but she dint look like the type a gal to take kindly to a total stranger suggestin wots best for her kiddie

    i gets loadsa free ear defenders from work maybe il fill me pockets up for the nx party jus incase i c ne 1 hu cud use a set!

    #1100011
    Raj
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    i can do sign but a party it just looks like your a lover of techno

    my signing is lamentable unfortunately – well done ๐Ÿ™‚

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