To coincide with the launch of Hearing Awareness Week 2017, our public outreach arm, HEARsmart, has co-created a health promotion video about tinnitus with support from Australian Hearing, Uni Melb Audiology Clinic, and Musicians 4 Hearing. So, if you have a couple of minutes, skip over to HEARsmart and see what you think!
Musicians are four times more likely to develop tinnitus than the general public, and others in the music industry also experience a higher risk – so this is where we’ve targeted the video. Typically, people with tinnitus report hearing buzzing or ringing sounds, even though the sound isn’t actually present in the world around them. This may not sound so severe, but over time can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of those who experience it. In addition, tinnitus can be an important early indicator of more serious hearing damage.
If the video gets you thinking about what sort of earplugs would be a good fit for you, keep in touch via HEARsmart socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We’ll keep you up to date with the launch of our independent review of filtered earplugs that’s coming soon – it should help you work out which plugs are right for you.