Sorry to hear, Karl. I'm going to start using hearing production more often.
Originally Posted by fourstringdrums
A quick question on hearing protection: I put in ear plugs today and I noticed that my drums and cymbals sounded sweeter to me, like they had when I first got them. I feel like some days they sound harsh and lack the nuance I used to hear in them. That got me wondering if perhaps that is my ears telling me that I need protection now because they're getting too sensitive to the volume.
No, hearing protection will just cut the attack out of your cymbals. Hearing protection changes the sound completely.