Rock On…with Caution: Hearing Loss Risk in Musicians

Earmark's Frank Wartinger, AuD, was interviewed for a recent article titled "Rock On…with Caution: Hearing Loss Risk in Musicians" published in the Hearing Journal…

A Music-Lover's Guide to Tinnitus

Frank Wartinger contributed insight and clinically-based commentary to a powerful article written by Angus Finlayson (@angusWFinlayson) for the electronic music publication Resident Advisor. The feature of the article is the powerful accounts of two musician's with tinnitus and how the auditory condition has shaped their lives and...

Hearing Wellness for Musicians

Dr. Frank Wartinger wrote a brief "Patient Handout" document titled "Hearing Wellness for Musicians", published in the April Issue of The Hearing Journal. In the document, he outlined practical solutions to reduce the risk of music-induced hearing disorders (MIHD) in rehearsals and performances...

MusiCares Hearing Clinic in Philadelphia on March 3rd, 2017

Frank Wartinger, Au.D., will be providing earmold impression services for a MusiCares free clinic to qualifying musicians at Philly Sound Studios in South Phila...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss - Podcast Episode for Pediatricians

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Audiologist Frank Wartinger, AuD, discusses the prevalence, risk factors and prevention strategies for noise-induced hearing loss...

Safety Headphones: Not All Are Made Equal

The Wirecutter just released an analysis of Volume Limiting Earphones, otherwise known as 'Safe' or 'Kids' headphones. Besides confirming that many do in fact protect our children's hearing, it was revealed that many fail to serve up the kind of results we would expect...

A preventable problem: Noise-induced hearing loss in kids

Philadelphia is hosting the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Convention this week, and an article on the Healthy Kids section of was dedicated to Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in children.

Motorcycle Riding Earplugs Review

Etymotic ER-20XS earplugs for motorcyclists

Hearing Protection for Motorcyclists

Although Earmark primarily works with musicians, we keep our ear to the ground for all things sound and hearing related. There exists considerable interest in hearing conservation in other other circles outside of music... after all, we aren't the only ones that make a lot of noise and care about our hearing. Motorcyclists are exposed to constant high noise levels, and many have taken to earplugs to help keep their hearing safe from the road, engine, and wind noise.

Motorcyclist Online published several articles pertaining to hearing protection use over the years. Most recently, a review of the Etymotic ER•20XS earplugs was particularly helpful.

Earplug Options for the Open Road

If you're interested in discussing your hearing, hearing protection options, or obtaining custom hearing protection devices, contact Dr. Frank Wartinger for a free phone consultation.