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… Are you a musician or music lover? Get yourself a pair of music ear plugs.
… ‘Keep the Music’ Campaign
… You can listen to music again
Are you a musician? Or perhaps you’re just a music lover?
Either way, you should get yourself a pair of music ear plugs.
Do you rehearse your music for hours on end? Or do you attend live concerts or gigs and love to stand right up the front?
You could be damaging your hearing… but don’t worry, there’s a solution.
It might sound a bit silly, but being a musician or a music lover does have its hazards.
Professional and amateur musicians are at risk of damaging their hearing due to frequently practicing and performing music. And the same goes for people listening in the crowd. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an orchestral musician playing concertos in a concert hall or a club goer dancing to a DJ’s mix at a club: too much of a good thing, is never a good thing. Especially when that good thing tends to be quite loud.
Many of the best musicians over the last 50 years have had their careers compromised or even destroyed by loud music. Music greats like Neil Young, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend (the Who) and even Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas are having to end their great careers prematurely because of hearing damage.
There’s no question that music is an important part of life, and this is particularly true for musicians. At Hearing Link Tasmania, we’d like to make sure musicians don’t damage their hearing, so they can keep making the music we all love to hear.
Protect your hearing with our Pluggerz Music Ear Plugs.
Pluggerz Allfit Music Ear Plugs are now available in Tasmania, so you can do something about the dangers of loud music in a comfortable and cost effective way.
These ear plugs enable you to hear every note or beat with clarity and without the distortion that’s typical of loud music coming through live venue audio systems. Importantly, musicians and audience members who use Pluggerz Allfit Music Ear Plugs are protected from excessive noise levels over 85dB that are common in live music shows.
- one size
- unique filter
- made of durable silicone material
- can be used more than 100 times
Moulded earplugs are also available and these are moulded by a qualified audiologist using a custom mould that expressly fits the wearer’s ear. Hearing Link Tasmania can refer you to the right people for these ear plugs.
Why you should protect your ears at live music venues & nightclubs.
Few people really consider the effects of musical noise on their hearing when they are attending concerts, yet a typical pub band will play at up to 120dB over a two to three hour stint. Studies have found that music at a level of 100dB for just 15 minutes will be starting to destroy the sensitive nerve cells in your hearing system. At 120dB the damage is starting at just 7 seconds.
For people hanging out in clubs, going to concerts or pub band gigs it is strongly recommended they wear ear plugs. The best kind of ear plugs in these situations are music ear plugs. Check out our Pluggerz Allfit Music Ear Plugs further up the page.
Using music ear plugs is win-win, because you will still hear the band quite well but the damaging noise vibrations will be filtered so your hearing won’t be damaged.
If you are caught out at a concert and haven’t got your plugs with you, try taking regular breaks away from the noise to try and give your hearing some time to recover.
Hearing Link Tasmania recently launched its ‘Keep the Music’ campaign at live music venues in Hobart and Launceston. The campaign is aimed at creating community awareness of hearing safety for patrons at live music venues and nightclubs. For more information about the ‘Keep the Music’ campaign, click here.
Do you love music?
Ever wondered what your life would be like without it?
Most of us love music. In our everyday lives, listening to music gives us a great deal of pleasure, whether it’s at a concert, at home on our CD player, or while walking around town listening to our iPod or MP3 player.
Acquiring hearing loss can take all of that away. It can take away the ability to hear music properly, and it can take away the joy that music used to bring.
You can listen to music again.
Technology has the answer for music lovers.
There is a range of new technology that can bring the joy of music back into your life.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) provide high quality audio streaming from your MP3 player or stereo system so you can listen to the music you love, every day. With their easy-to-use handling and their discreet, modern look, ALDs could be the answer for you or your loved one with a hearing loss.
Do you want to find out how an individual who has difficulty hearing can listen to music with the clarity and volume that is just right for them?
Click on the links below to read about the different ALDs available for trial and purchase from Hearing Link Tasmania.
Contact us today to find out more information and to arrange a free demonstration and trial of an ALD at a Hearing Link Tasmania branch near you.