Hearing protection: It’s important but I just can’t be arsed! (Sound similar to attitudes to another type of protection?)
It seems that many of you have a lot of apathy towards taking action to protect your hearing. 68% think it’s essential, the rest of you think it’s sort of important.
The worrying bit is 27% of you just can’t be arsed. That’s why Audio Relief makes it easy, a few minutes on our website and the products will be with you within a couple of days. There really is no excuse!
Over 77% of you have experienced tinnitus noises, 40% of you listen to your MP3 player for more than 15 hours a week (probably too loudly!) and over 86% of you are going out a least once a month, 30% of you more than a few times each month and 5% every night.
We all love our music but it is not a coincidence that long periods exposed to loud noise correlates to increases in tinnitus noises.
Help is at hand with a selection of fit all and custom hearing protection. We are trying to make it cheaper (our ER20s are now a third cheaper than this time last year). There are solutions to suit all budgets, earplugs, headphones that allow safer listening volumes.
All with one thing in common – they filter NOT block the music. Ensuring you still enjoy every beat.
Think it ain’t cool to protect? These bands wear hearing protection:
KaiserChiefs, Stereophonics, Radiohead, SlipKnot, Funeral For A Friend, The Darkness, Stereophonics, Ash, Fat Boy Slim, Pink Floyd, SuperFurryAnimals, Manic Street Preachers, Supergrass, U2, Black Sabbath… the list goes on…
Still think it ain’t cool???
Notes to editors
This survey was carried out by Audio Relief and Kerrang Radio in Febuary and March 2007. If you wish to use this research you must request permission from Audio Relief.
Audio Relief is the exclusive distributor of a number of products to protect hearing. It also offers a range that can help people manage tinnitus, a condition affecting the hearing that’s growing at an alarming rate.