In this week's episode we have another incredible interview online. One of the few music specialized audiologists (only 5 to 10 total) in the US. Dr. Heather Malyuk talks to us about ear health, musician life and more. In this episode we get into:
1) How common ear issues are with musicians in particular
2) The importance of having regular visits with your audiologist (testing higher frequencies too) 3) What are the actual issues you can have... it's more diverse than you think.
4) Heather's program she created that you can learn all about your ears, and if you run a music program can bring into your school. (https://www.soundcheckaudiology.com/curriculum) You definitely want to check it out.
5) Future of ear improvements!!!!
6) And so much more that you're not going to want to miss it.
Heather has been a musician and fantastic Violinist in the local Cleveland/Akron scene most of her life and Tim has been fortunate to do some work with her as well, including the track starting the show. Here is her bio from her company " Soundcheck Audiology" : Soundcheck Audiology is a mobile, concierge wellness practice founded by Dr. Heather Malyuk, a musician and audiologist who hails from Northeast Ohio, but is known internationally as an expert clinician and public speaker in the field of hearing wellness. Dr. Malyuk grew up in a musical family and since the age of 2 has been singing, playing piano, violin and fiddle, and guitar. In her early teens, she began teaching music, touring, and recording. She received an undergraduate degree in Music History and Literature from the University of Akron and continued on to earn her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from Kent State University. From 2013-2017, Dr. Malyuk was the clinical director at Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation in Chicago, Illinois. There she was mentored by Dr. Michael Santucci, who is known as the trailblazer and luminary for musicians' hearing wellness. Dr. Malyuk's time at Sensaphonics furthered her passion for both music and audiology, propelling her to become one of the world's leading experts on hearing wellness for those who love sound.
Contact your local audiologist! Get yearly appointments. You can also contact Heather at [email protected] and setup an appointment. Is there anything more important to protect than your hearing as a musician?
Also follow Soundcheck Audiology on Facebook and Instagram to get your Audiology Fix on Memes and great summarized research.
The song to start is "Stop" by Emily Lees performed by Jared Lees Orchestra featuring Heather on violin and Tim on guitar and viola. You can find here: https://jaredleesbass.bandcamp.com/track/stop-3
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