Why musicians should protect their hearing
It’s crucial to understand that hearing damage is not only permanent but also irreversible. As a musician, your ears are your most precious asset. Your ability to perform and create music depends on the health of your hearing. In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of protecting your hearing and introduce the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme, which offers affordable custom-made hearing protection to musicians.
The Irreversible Nature of Hearing Damage
Hearing damage is unlike many other health issues—it’s permanent and cannot be reversed. Once your hearing is damaged, there’s no turning back the clock. As a musician, your livelihood and passion rely on your ability to hear and create music. Therefore, protecting your hearing should be a top priority.
The Role of Earplugs
One of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent hearing damage is by using earplugs. This applies not only to musicians but also to anyone exposed to loud noises regularly. Earplugs act as a barrier, reducing the intensity of sound entering your ears. This simple precaution can make a world of difference in preserving your hearing.
Custom-Made Hearing Protection
While generic-sized earplugs can offer some protection, custom-made hearing protection is the gold standard. These earplugs are designed specifically for your ears, ensuring a perfect fit. This means better comfort and superior noise reduction, especially important for musicians who need to hear accurately in different performance settings.
The Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme
Help Musicians and Harley Street Hearing have come together to offer the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme. This program aims to make custom-made hearing protection accessible and affordable for musicians with clinics located across the UK.
Affordable Hearing Protection: The scheme offers a subsidised audiological assessment for just £50 (+ 25% discount for Musicians’ Union and ISM members). During this appointment, an audiologist creates moulds of your ears to make your bespoke custom pro musicians’ earplugs. These earplugs will be sent to you within a few weeks, allowing you to protect your hearing effectively without hindering your musical abilities.
Expert Advice and Support: If any hearing concerns arise during your appointment, you’ll receive expert advice on further steps and referrals for long-term hearing management.
Your hearing is a precious and irreplaceable asset as a musician. Protecting it should be a priority throughout your career. With the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme, you have an affordable and accessible option to get custom-made hearing protection. Remember, preventing hearing damage now is far more cost-effective and essential than trying to recover lost hearing later. Don’t wait; protect your hearing and continue making beautiful music.
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