Originally Posted by BassCliff
Greetings and Salutations!
Welcome to the forum. It will be interesting to learn how you overcome your hearing difficulties and play bass in an ensemble setting. I commend you for your spirit and tenacity. I wish you all the best. Please keep in touch.
Thank you for your indulgence,
Thanks, it is quite a journey, as at the moment the guys I jam with all know my difficulties and whilst I can generally feel the drummer/beat box, the guitarists and if there's someone on keys will mouth the sequence so I can lip read it, and they don't run around like crazies so I can keep an eye on the fretboards and look at where they are.
Also what myself and a friend of mine are developing at the moment, is a little box of electronics based around a tuner type device that will illuminate a different coloured bulb/led (or for flats/sharps two) so I can visualise where the others are at (that's the day job of being a photographer leaking through there), like a in a spectrograph type affair. With that also I'm trying to engineer something that would couple in to the hearing aids to take advantage of the remaining 5% of hearing as well... The last bit is the most challenging part!
Whilst I may not be that good at playing any more, and have a wall that I'll never be able to get over, I'd rather have a kick at trying than sitting around and bemoaning "That before I lost my ears, I used to play in a band..."