I am in the process of researching to buy my first set of HAs.
One thing I’m worried about when I get them, is how I will manage them while playing a musical instrument. Does anyone have any experience with this that they can share with me?
I play the trumpet in my church orchestra. One of the difficulties I have had is being able to hear the conductor when we’re rehearsing, even though he’s only sitting 10 feet away from me, because we rehearse in a very large room.
I am concerned that if I have the aids on, my ears will get blasted out by my trumpet and the rest of the brass section sitting around me when we play. However, if I turn them off, I am back to my original problem of not hearing the conductor. Am I going to have to be constantly switching my aids on and off repeatedly during rehearsals?
I also play guitar, and am looking forward to being able to hear all the full harmonies and subtle tones again, but I’m wondering how all of this is going to work while playing the trumpet.
Any insight from other musicians would be greatly appreciated.