Most of you know that I am a mother of a violin student. I do play piccolo/flute in a couple of orchestras in which I always use hearing protection when playing piccolo and I have just started wearing it for flute as well. Sometimes I even offer it to the pour 2nd violin who has to sit next to me :)
When I asked the piccolo player of my daughters youth symphony if she wore hearing protection she said "No,.. I wonder if that is why I can't hear well out my right ear." ::sigh::
I have often asked violin students at the University where my daughter takes lessons, if they use protection and some of them have even mention loss of hearing.
I would think with the F holes close to your ear that it would take a toll?
What kind, if any, protection do you use and what works well for you?
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