Our Audiologists are musicians and singers. We understand what it takes to create custom tailored in-ear monitors to ensure you hear every note of every song.
We are #1 in Tulsa for In-Ear Monitors!
In-ear monitoring was brought to the forefront as a way to eliminate feedback from conventional stage monitors typically located on stage in front of the musicians and in close proximity to their microphones. By placing high-fidelity miniature speakers in custom earmolds, stage monitors could be eliminated, allowing the vocal microphones to be turned louder without the risk of feedback.
As in-ear monitoring technology improved, other benefits were recognized:
- Improved sound quality over conventional floor monitors.
In-ear monitoring allowed musicians to control the volume of their instruments or voices, and balance them in relation to the mix of the rest of the band.
- Consistent sound quality from venue to venue.
Varying room acoustics have a great deal of influence on the sound coming from a floor monitor. In-ear monitoring, with high isolation from ambient sound, provides consistent sound because the acoustic environment (the ear canal) is not greatly affected by variations in room acoustics.
- Freedom of movement. With floor monitors, the musician is forced to either stand directly in front of it or line up consecutive floor monitors across the stage. Using wireless FM transmitters with in-ear monitors, the musician is free to go anywhere on stage (or off!) without sacrificing sound quality.
- Reduced cartage costs.
No bulky floor monitors means less freight to carry.
- Reduced vocal fatigue. Because of feedback, floor monitors cannot always be turned up loud enough to be heard, so vocalists must put undue strain on their vocal cords to hear themselves. Elimination of floor wedges and feedback also eliminates vocal fatigue.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, reduced risk of hearing loss when fit and used properly.
Just because musicians wear monitors in their ears does not mean they are protected against unsafe sound levels. Some in-ear monitors can produce as much as 120 dB-A measured in the ear! With proper use and care, in-ear monitors provide appropriate hearing conservation in loud, concert environments.