Healthy hearing is essential for harpists. Find out how to protect your ears from the perils of playing music.
—by Louisa Ellis Woodson
Ed.—find out why our author is Hearing a Call to a New Profession in this article extra.
Ask any harpist which of their five sense they value most, and their answer will likely be hearing. But how much do you know about your hearing, and what are you doing to preserve and protect it? Many musicians have a disconnect between the value they place on their hearing and their understanding and protection of this critical sense. With a foot in both the music world and the audiology world, I’m going to help you make sense of your most valuable sense.