Musicians with hearing loss


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. »


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. »


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. »


Inaugural Conference for Musicians with Hearing Loss

As the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss announces its first conference, the founder recounts growing up as a hearing-impaired music student. »


Music On My Mind

Cochlear implants plus auditory memory restored music to Barbara Chertok, who studied voice and piano before sudden hearing loss in her twenties. »


A Pianist Experienced with Hearing Loss

Tips for customizing the music setting of your hearing aids and breaking in new hearing aids, in this this video interview featuring Beethoven interludes. »


A Listening Profit from My Hearing Loss

Nancy M. Williams looks back on how she used to hide her hearing loss, but realizes she draws strong listening skills and musicality from her hearing loss. »


Relearning to Hear Melodies

Empowering principles to live by for people with hearing loss, by Pat Dobbs, a pianist relearning to enjoy music with a cochlear implant. »


Hear This! An Anthology

Performed by musicians with hearing loss, Hear This! is a new CD anthology featuring tracks from pianists, guitarists, a cellist and others from the AAMHL. »


My Key to Music

To cope with a hearing loss, this singer and amateur pianist recalibrated her voice techniques and started using companion mics to access music once again. »


Piano Practice with High-Frequency Hearing Loss

High-frequency hearing loss has led amateur pianist Ricker Choi to perform with earplugs, turn down the volume, and spend practice time away from the piano. »


How a Mystery Guest Found Belonging

A songwriter and music practitioner with profound hearing loss, Blue O'Connell went from being a "mystery guest" to someone who knew her place in the world. »


Sound, Vibration, and the Piano

A young piano student who wears cochlear implants describes what the notes sound like to her in these video clips from the documentary film Lost and Sound. »


My Unique Sense of Sound

Composer Tim Polashek explains how hearing loss and hearing aid technology led him to a life of music and provided him with a unique perception of sound. »


A Different Way of Listening

Hearing loss and music, the theme of her latest documentary, is a personal subject for Lindsey Dryden, who is deaf in one ear and grew up playing the piano. »


To Play, Dance, and Listen with Hearing Loss

At the intersection of music and hearing loss, documentary film Lost and Sound finds a pianist, a dancer, and a music writer with three distinct stories. »


Friends with Hearing Loss

Dinner with a fellow musician with hearing loss offers Nancy M. Williams communion and validation, while at the same time forcing her to face her fears. »


Studying the Viola with Cochlear Implants

Despite wearing cochlear implants due to hearing loss in both ears, Wendy Cheng has played classical music all her life, and has a deep love for the viola. »


Coming Out About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is an aspect of life that has a coming out process, says composer Jay Alan Zimmerman, who will be speaking at an event on May 13 in New York. »


Top 5 on Music and Hearing

Musicians with hearing loss have a range of experiences, as illustrated by these articles from April featuring a composer, DJ, music writer, and pianist. »

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