March 3 is World Hearing Day 2017. This years theme is ‘Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment’. This aims to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. Read more at the website of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Austrian researchers have developed a test that can measure a persons sensitivity to obtaining hearing damage, as can be read on hear-it.org. It seems some people are more likely to obtain noise induced hearing loss than others.
The Institute of Environmental Health in Vienna developed the test and it works quite simple. Participants are briefly being exposed to noise of around 100dB, resulting in temporary hearing loss. Afterwards and audiogram is made trough which can be measured how long it takes for the participant to recover.
According to the research, participants who recovered more slowly than others proved to be more sensitive to hearing damage in the long-term as well. Yet DEC recommends also those with less sensitive ears to still always wear hearing protection when exposed to noises over 85dB.
Carnival 2017 is just around the corner. In a few weeks the costume parties erupt once again. There is however a downside to the festivities. Many people obtain hearing damage during Carnival.
This is mainly due to loud music during parades and in pubs. The noise often exceeds the safe standard of 85dB. If you want to fully join in the calibration of Carnival, you can’t always avoid this. Therefore DEC recommends all celebrants to always wear hearing protection.
The Crescendo Music is the ideal product. The universal earplugs are available in four sizes, of which the smallest size is very suitable for small children. The unique filters reduce noise by 20dB, making it safe to listen to music at a sound level of 105dB for up to eight hours.
This will prevent you from obtaining hearing loss or tinnitus. However, the quality of the music remains good, so you can enjoy Carnival without any restrictions.
Stichting Hoormij organiseert van 6 tot 10 februari de Week van het Oorsuizen 2017. Het thema is ‘Je bent niet alleen!’ Oorsuizen, oftewel tinnitus komt namelijk vooral bij jongeren steeds meer voor en “samen kunnen we elkaar steunen”.
Tijdens de Week van het Oorsuizen worden er door het hele land informatiebijeenkomsten georganiseerd en worden er verschillende thema’s besproken zoals hulpverlening, preventie en ervaringsverhalen. Lees hier meer.
From 6-10 February the Week of Tinnitus will take place in The Netherlands. This years theme is ‘You are not alone!’
The biggest cause of this hearing damage would be the high-pitched noises small children in large groups can make.
DEC recommends kindergarten teachers to always wear hearing protection, like for instance the Crescendo Office. The unique filters in the universal eartips (4 sizes available) reduce all sounds to an acceptable level, thereby limit the chance to develop hearing problems and reducing stress.
Almost all sports stadiums are loud by design. This can of course be fun and exciting, but poses a threat to our hearing. According to an article by Healthy Hearing noise levels in sports stadiums have been measured at up to 140 dB, while any noise over 85 dB can be damaging.
Crescendo recommends to always wear hearing protection during sporting events and thus specially designed the Crescendo Stadium, using noise filters with an advanced technology membrane from Dynamic Ear Company. The filters reduce noise to save levels, providing full frequency attenuation and making speech easier to understand.
Read the full article here.
From an article in Techtalk:
Walking with ‘things in your ears’ is very common these days. This in contrast to 10 years ago, when Engbert Wilmink decided to start developing ‘smart’ hearing protection. Now his company Dynamic Ear Company is the global market leader in the field of acoustic filters.
And Dynamic Ear keeps developing very special ‘things for your ears’: from hearing protection against a limited exposure to noise till hearing protection that excludes all noises and hearing protection which makes it possible to keep having conversations in an environment full of different sounds.
And hearing protection is very important, states Engbert Wilmink: “We must prevent the younger generations from developing hearing damage or deafness from an early age. We’d like to let them enjoy music without damaging their hearing.”
Spinnin’ Records has teamed up with recognized earplug supplier Earproof for the global campaign MORE MUSIC. Goal is to create awareness for the effect loud music can have on the ears, underlined with the creation of exclusively made Spinnin’ earplugs.
It’s a well known problem in the music scene, the noise your ears are exposed to during concerts and dance events. As one of the world’s leading dance music labels, Spinnin’ Records is aware of this problem, and wants to actively contribute to a solution.
And so, MORE MUSIC came into life, a global campaign by Earproof and Spinnin’ Records to create more awareness and make people enjoy safe listening levels of music during events. For this, exclusive Spinnin’ earplugs were made, containing a special music filter that provides the ears with extra protection.
The earplugs are well designed and made of medical grade environmental friendly TPE, making the earplugs soft and comfortable to wear. At the same time the music earplugs let you experience music as beautiful as possible. The special music filters give a flat attenuation that will make you experience the entire frequency range. In effect, the music sounds balanced and you do not suffer from distorted sound – you actually hear MORE MUSIC.
Drop by the Spinnin’ Pop-up Store during the Amsterdam Dance Event for Spinnin’ artist merchandise, A & R sessions, Meet & Greets with DJs, new tunes and new Spinnin ‘earplugs. You can find it at the Reestraat 14 in Amsterdam, open during ADE from 19-23 October.
For this campaign, Spinnin’ Records / Earproof got together with world renowned deep house artist Ferreck Dawn, who’s experienced ear damage and was happy to join MORE MUSIC.
“I’ve been dealing with tinnitus / permanent ear damage for 10 years now. It’s something that affects me every single day and I wish I used ear protection back in the day to prevent it from happening. I NEVER leave the house without my earplugs and always wear protection when DJing, either filters or in-ear monitors. Be smart and don’t make the same mistake I did. Start using the filters, get acquainted with them and I’m positive you’ll never go to events without them.” – Ferreck Dawn
Seven out of ten people come home from a festival with a ringing in their ears. According to the Hearing Foundation, this number is huge.
Music at festivals in The Netherlands is not allowed to be louder than 103 dB. In addition to this, Dutch music venues agreed to provide information about and sell good hearing protection.
But all sounds louder then 85 dB are harmful to the hearing. And in the end, festivalgoers decide for themselves wether or not they want to wear hearing protection.
The Crescendo Dance would be a very good choice to wear to music festivals. The universal fit earplugs are specifically designed by Dynamic Ear Company for listening to loud music for several hours and give a protection of 20dB, reducing festival music to safe listening levels.
In addition to this, the Dance filters provide a natural sound and preserve speech intelligibility, providing maximum enjoyment without damaging the hearing. Wondering how it sounds? Click here to listen.