Hello to everyone! I already have told my full hearing loss story before here - My mid-low frequency hearing loss story as a musician
It is a bit long, if you are not interested in full story I will briefly explain my situation.
When I was 2 years old I lost about 60% hearing in my left ear and 20% in right ear mostly in Mid/Low frequency range and it happened because of meningitis.
Somehow life/destiny pushed me into music and right now I am studying trombone in Netherlands/Arnhem, ArtEZ - jazz&pop faculty. Besides trombone I am also playing piano, guitar and bass, trumpet and drums.
In the third year we have to write research on our own chosen topic. I chose topic related to my hearing problem and at the moment I am bit stuck and I would be very grateful if You could help me out with looking at my burning questions I am planning to answer in a research way.
My biggest problem is that it is sometimes hard for me to define pitch for the lower notes, I cannot play pedal tones on trombone that well, I have difficulty hearing bass note of the chord. By doing my research I want to be able to explain why I am not capable of these things with scientific research.
I will just post questions I want to answer during my research and if anyone can help me by suggesting either literature to look into or any kind of advice on these research topics I would be really, really grateful!
Thanks in advance!
With all the best, Martins
How my hearing loss affects my playing/musicianship
1.Collecting as much information as possible about how frequency`s, overtones work.
2.Understanding and later on explaining why I am impaired of hearing low range and not being able to produce and control pedal tones on trombone.
3.Mental aspects of having hearing loss as a musician. (Depression, anxiety, uncertainity)
4.How brain processes musical information. And later on understanding and explaining how personally my brain has to adjust to be able to make music.
5.Finding tecnology that might help me and other people perform better.
6.Meet and interview other people with hearing loss and get to know how it affects them and how they have dealt with it.
7.How actually music has helped my hearing loss.