Noise exposure is one of the biggest causes of permanent hearing damage around the world. In the UK, millions of people who love clubbing, gigs and festivals are at risk of permanent tinnitus – buzzing, ringing in their ears – because of the loud music. Yet there are no laws or regulations to protect you. It’s all up to you.
That’s why, this Tinnitus Week, we’re raising awareness of how loud music causes tinnitus, and what you can do to prevent it. This doesn’t mean stopping doing the things you love – it just means protecting your ears.
Tinnitus affects around 6 million people in the UK, and while there’s not yet a cure, there’s lots of help and support available. Throughout the week, we’ll also be sharing the latest on what can help you to manage tinnitus – you’re not alone.
This Tinnitus Week campaign is sponsored by Alpine Hearing Protection