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Dave Grohl Talks about Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is a topic that's come up here many times. Musicians, of course, are more prone to it than the general population. But so are audio engineers, who lose their high frequencies much faster than others (this I heard at a NAMM talk by a hearing specialist). 

Dave makes an interesting point here, which is that even though he has trouble understanding people talking, he still hears tiny details when mixing. This points out the difference between hearing acuity and critical listening skills. The longer you mix, the more dialed-in you become. I routinely identify flaws in commercial recordings that I've listened to for decades and thought were just fine. Kick beater squeaks, footsteps, traffic noise, people talking in the background - stuff I hear now because I've spent so many hours intently listening for such things. Even as my overall hearing continues to degrade.

 

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What?!?

Speak up, please!

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54 minutes ago, kennywtelejazz said:

 

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Kenny

Largest Depends I've ever seen!!! 😮

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16 hours ago, craigb said:

Largest Depends I've ever seen!!! 😮

Big Bottom.

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1 minute ago, 57Gregy said:

Big Bottom.

Yes, Bapu's in the pocket! 😁

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On 2/20/2022 at 5:49 PM, craigb said:

Largest Depends I've ever seen!!! 😮

 I'm guessing you haven't dated an Amazon recently :P

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When she talks you listen . Then you say "Yes Dear "😉

 

That's exactly how we  got my hearing back on track  .

 

Kenny

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3 hours ago, craigb said:

*Heads off to the Amazon...*

😁

I'd prefer head from the Amazon.

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6 hours ago, craigb said:

*Heads off to the Amazon...*

😁

 

2 hours ago, Wibbles said:

I'd prefer head from the Amazon.

                                    You said the exact same words we all are thinking  but not saying !    omg.gif

                              Now ! Go wash your mouth out with soap !rotflmao.gifrotflmao.gif

            Don't forget to clean behind your ears , This thread is all about working around the issues of hearing loss .

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:P

Kenny

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On 2/20/2022 at 1:09 PM, bitflipper said:

This points out the difference between hearing acuity and critical listening skills. The longer you mix, the more dialed-in you become.

Good point. I have learned how to tune some voices frequencies out completely.

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Grohl  made a movie about his recording experiences in what is basically a haunted house.

He claimed things were moved, and guitars detuned from the night before when they would come back to record.

There were tracks recorded they didn't make he claims.

The funny thing is the band specifically picked this house because many other famous bands had recorded there. That the haunting aspect of it was already well known did not deter Grohl. 

The movie "Studio 666",  while a hyped Hollywood teen centric special effects extravaganza, and an often a comedic take on their actual experiences, does not discount that actual  events occurred in the house.

 

 

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