Topic: Ear Tubes

What experiences or first hand knowledge does anyone have with playing and hearing with ear tubes in?


Re: Ear Tubes

I have had chronic ear infections all of my life. I am now 29 and am still getting them. I have had them since I was 4 years old. I have had 8 sets of tubes over the years and never had any problems playing oboe or English horn (or saxophone for that matter, back in my pre-oboe days) with tubes in my ears. The only thing I would reccommend is to wait a few days after the tubes have been put in to actually start playing, and even then, do it gradually just to give the tubes time to set.


Shawn Reynolds
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)