In Tune now offers hearing protection products and hearing health education materials so you can Hear For A Lifetime!
Etymotic Education seeks to advocate, and provide materials for, hearing health as an element of the scholastic music curriculum. The World Health Organization forecasts that over 17 billion young people around the world today will eventually suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, which is progressive, cumulative and irreversible.
Music educators have a unique opportunity to help students guard against this debilitating outcome of lives spent using headphones and earphones and in general being subjected to dangerously loud sound. The goal is to create a generation of young musicians and music educators whose hearing and enjoyment of music will not be affected by hearing loss or tinnitus.
The Importance of Hearing Protection
Exposure to excessive noise from drum lines, pipe bands, marching bands, orchestras, and music from a player’s own instrument or nearby instruments can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and permanent hearing loss depending on the duration of the
sound. The human ear overloads at high sound levels, making it difficult to impossible to distinguish the blend with other instruments. Wearing high-fidelity earplugs makes it possible to protect hearing and actually hear better. That can translate to playing better too!
The Good News
Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable.
Hearing Health Product Pricing
Etymotic earplugs and Lucid Hearing Headphones are offered to educators at below market prices, but ETY•Plugs and ER•20XS earplugs require a minimum order of 25 pairs. Shipping and handling charges are added to each order. For specific prices and to order online click here. Telephone orders can be placed by called 914-358-1200 x310.
Reduces the potential for hearing damage from loud music, machinery, vehicles, tools and sporting events.
Same hearing protection as ETY•Plugs with new, low-profile design. Fits snugly in the ear without protruding; comfortable to wear under hats, helmets and other headgear. Reduces the potential for hearing damage from loud music, machinery, vehicles, tools and sporting events.
Electronic, adaptive noise-reduction earplugs automatically adjust to changing sound levels. The ultimate in hearing protection. Designed for musicians who want to hear naturally, need protection when hearing is at risk, and want to avoid the inconvenience of removing earplugs to hear.
Finally, there’s a way to listen to audio and instructors, and stay aware of the sounds around you. Sound Activated Compression instantly activates to protect from loud harmful noises. Lucid’s AMPED technology lets you do (and hear) it all!
Download the Free NIOSH Sound Level Meter App to Your Phone to Measure Noise Levels in the Classroom or at Home
Follow the links to Etymotic Education videos below to learn more!
Click here for a 15 minute video shown on YouTube that makes the case for hearing protection and hearing health.
A one-minute video of how the human ear works.
A 6:45 minute video that expands on hearing and hearing health concepts.
Dr. Marshall Chasin AuD discusses noise induced hearing loss.