In this episode, we chat with Dr. Heather Malyuk, a music audiologist based in Ohio. She works with musicians of all genres through her practice, Soundcheck Audiology, and in this episode, we discuss her path from performing to becoming an audiologist that specializes in working with musicians. We also discuss some of the issues around wearing hearing protection in ensembles, why some musicians are frustrated when wearing them, how one dB attentuation does not work for all settings, how effective sound shields actually are, and how to train your brain to handle earplugs. We look at how a sudden loss of hearing can be a result of a viral infection and how to take action to prevent long term damage. Dr. Heather Malyuk also has created a two hour curriculum for schools, organizations, and individuals on musical based hearing care, an is committed to giving young musicians the resources they need for hearing care.

For more on Dr. Heather Malyuk, visit www.soundcheckaudiology.com

For more on Dr. Janice Ying, visit www.opuspt.com

For more on Kayleigh Miller, visit www.musicianshealthcollective.com

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