Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Geoff

That ROH hearing loss case

Recommended Posts

It's interesting the effects it's having, and the conversations it is engendering, at school level.

 

For the first time ever, before a school production, we discussed whether the risk assessment should consider the orchestra make up, and whether students should be advised to wear ear plugs (should we be providing them?)

 

At my daughter's school, acoustic shields  appeared,  and teachers discussed their own hearing issues.  This in turn empowered the students to demand more protection (my daughter is a brass player).

 

I think the debate is one that should be heard.  

 

Oh, and her birthday present from her brother?  A fine pair of earplugs ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If in the future your dd joins the MU they have a Musicians Hearing Clinic and will produce custom made ear plugs at a vastly reduced cost for eligible members. 

 

Dh dh has an appointment soon as he has an ear condition and needs to protect his remaining hearing as much as he can. 

 

He he has raised the issue of noise levels in tap classes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is the constant coming and going of musicians during performances at the ROH to do with protecting hearing? I particularly noticed it during The Ring, and also last night during Mayerling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's the brass players, they are probably getting a beer. What the official reason is, who knows. 

 

Edited by Geoff
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Geoff said:

If it's the brass players, they are probably getting a beer. What the official reason is, who knows. 

 

 

Oh *brass* players...! Loo break. With a beer on the way back. (former double bass player here who was frequently forced to dodge trombonists' spit buckets...er..."water receptacles") 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×