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How Do Custom Monitors In The Ear for Musicians Work?

The musician is listening to a mix of the band and typically has their instrument or vocal a little louder than the rest of the band. This provides them the ability to hear themselves and the rest of the band clearly while performing.

Because of the amount of attenuation the monitors for the ear provide, hearing the audience isnt always possible. This can be a deterrent, to using these type of monitors. However, the benefit gained by reducing the amount of volume they are exposed to and the ability to hear what they need clearly can out weigh the need to hear the audience.

If there is a need to hear the audience through the monitors worn in the ear, audience microphones are sometimes placed so that the sound of the crowd can be added to the mix.

About Westone:

Westone Music Products is a division of Westone Laboratories, Inc., a company that has over forty years of unparalleled knowledge and experience with the human ear. With over eight million custom products for the ear made, our experience and skill are unsurpassed.

In addition, Westone has been a leader in in-ear musicians monitoring since the early 1990s, having been behind the two most successful musicians monitor product lines in use by touring professionals the world over. Specializing in both custom-fit and universal-fit in-ear musicians monitors, with in-house hearing healthcare professionals and musicians on the design and production teams, Westone is the in-ear expert. More information can be found at

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