Topic: Ability to Sing
I guess this is the place to post this. I don't see anywhere else that would fit it.
First off Let me say Mekidsmom, you have an absolutely beautiful voice. You are very gifted. Thanks for sharing some of your songs. I really enjoyed listening to you sing.
Now, in my younger years I had a fairly good singing voice. After years of abuse, ie operating heavy equipment, chain saws, shooting guns etc. I suffer from high frequency hearing loss even though I did wear hearing protection most of the time. Basically, for the most part, I can't hold a tune in a bucket anymore. I can still do kinda OK with a few old songs I grew up with and know really well, provided I don't sing one too many times in a row. Don't know why, but if I sing a song too many times I lose my ability to produce the proper tune. This is very frustrating and often times takes the wind out of my sails which results in me putting my guitar away.
My question is: Does anyone have this same problem? Does any of you know if there is anything I can do to help me be able to sing without making my dogs run away and my wife's brow get wrinkles in her forehead? I've heard that hearing aids don't really help with high frequency loss in the area of singing. Does anyone know if that's true? Also Hearing aids are very expensive.
A lot of songs I play don't really work without the words. Maybe I Should I give up the singing altogether and just enjoy plunking around on my guitars. Any suggestions?
Warning Note: take care of your hearing. It's a bummer when you start losing it. I've also learned that a lot of hearing protection,,, really isn't. Make sure you have the type that does protect. Everyone looses hearing with age, but you don't have to help it along. Protect yourself always!