Say What? MusiCares Can Help Protect Your Hearing!
MusiCares' yearly presence at music festivals on the summer circuit provides a critical educational resource for artists and crew on the road who lack —or have yet to learn about the importance of — proper hearing protection.
Roughly 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 suffer from hearing loss. That's a big number, but it actually doubles for professionals in the music community. What's more, sustained exposure to high sound pressure levels can have an additive effect, amplifying the damage and making it much more detrimental than it would when experiencing be the same volume levels with adequate break periods sprinkled in.
MusiCares was on site at this year's Austin City Limits festival, providing customer earplug moldings for qualifying music people on each day of the festival.
We stopped several clients to get their thoughts on the importance of MusiCares' assistance in providing this crucial service.
"We work in this industry, and we’re always at shows and festivals. It’s really important to protect your hearing!" pointed out one client. Another put it more bluntly: When asked why she'd chosen to get a set of set of pro-quality custom molded earplugs, she simply gave us a big smile and replied, "Why not?!"