Best of 2015: A Veteran with Hearing Loss Plays Piano, Musicians’ Earplugs, and More

Roundup of Best Articles for Musicians with Hearing Loss

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We are proud to see GRAND PIANO PASSION™ continue to grow as an oasis for all kinds of musicians with hearing loss. Here are half a dozen of the top articles from 2015 about the intersection of music and hearing.

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Veteran Plays Piano Despite Suicide Bomber Attack

This Army veteran survived a suicide bomber attack in Iraq. Upon his return, despite severe injuries and hearing loss, all he wanted was to play the piano. »

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Memory, Music, and the Cochlear Implant

A former amateur musician with total hearing loss decided to get a cochlear implant; efforts to hear music again are intertwined with her auditory memory. »

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Top 5 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids and Making Music

Get the top 5 tips for playing a musical instrument while wearing hearing aids, in this exclusive interview with an amateur pianist who has a hearing loss. »

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Why Pianists Need Musicians’ Earplugs

All musicians, including pianists, should invest in a set of custom musicians’ earplugs and keep them on hand for hearing protection in loud environments. »

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How to Find the Right Audiologist: Service, Service, Service

A musician with hearing loss offers tips on how to find the right audiologist for your needs—such as custom hearing aid settings for playing and performing. »

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Faking It with My Hearing Loss

Faking is routine for those with hearing loss; Nancy M. Williams relies on the Bert and Ernie letter songs to overcome her tendency to fake conversation. »

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