Three ravers behind the Watch the Hype music blog have teamed up with venues around the country to launch #AllEars, a campaign to tackle tinnitus.
This month, they are working with Bristol’s Motion, Leeds nightspots The HiFi Club and Wire, and London’s Fabric and Corsica Studios, to raise awareness of the condition among clubbers, artists, DJs and staff.
It follows a similar scheme in venues including Village Underground and Oval Space in London, Patterns in Brighton and Glasgow’s The Art School, which brought experts on-site to offer advice and information, and earplugs to purchase.
In addition, the online #AllEars campaign, backed by Belfast electronic duo Bicep and London night czar Amy Lame, is raising awareness and providing more information to people concerned about the condition.
Alpine Hearing Protection is involved in the scheme, and is offering a reservation scheme on its PartyPlugs earplug range in participating venues. For more info, see https://allearscampaign.com/
In related news, Help Musicians UK has responded to unprecedented demand for its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme by launching more audiology clinic locations and opening up its eligibility criteria to include music journalists, producers, technicians and more.
Research from the charity back in 2015 found that musicians are four times more likely to suffer hearing damage than the general population. It also showed that a further 57 percent are more likely to experience tinnitus.
Clubs we were in last year: Village Underground, Patterns, The Art School, Oval Space Clubs we’re going to be in this month + ongoing: E1 London fabric, Corsica Studios, Motion, Wire & Hi-fi Club