WHP have partnered with ear health specialists, Cosmic Ears, to raise awareness and encourage use of ear protection for our team, artists and customer's alike.
Long-term effects such as loss of hearing and Tinnitus are potential risks from being in loud environments so we recommend the following as a means of protection & prevention:
- Take regular breaks from loud spaces
- Wear hearing protection - generic ear plugs are sold at our merch desk or you can invest in Custom Hearing Protection (CHP) from Cosmic Ears. Visit cosmicears.com/whp for a WHP discount, free impressions (worth £70) & information on how to order.
WHO ARE COSMIC EARS?
Cosmic Ears are a Manchester (UK) based custom in ear and hearing protection lab, dedicated to providing the best sounding and manufactured custom fit in ear headphones and protection in the industry. All custom products are hand made to order from start to finish, at their Cheadle Hulme premises.
They also offer ear health checks, ear impressions (needed for custom products), and micro suction wax removal at their Cheadle Hulme HQ.
Industry names that rely on Cosmic Ears products include the likes of Bernard Sumner (Joy Division/New Order), Jessie J, Skepta, Rudimental, Little Simz, Arctic Monkeys, Rag n Bone Man, Johnny Marr, Joy Crookes, Groove Armada, Graeme Park and Dermot Kennedy.
Cosmic Ears are also Ear Health Practitioners through Tympa Health, officially accredited by ENT UK, The British Society of Audiology (BSA) and The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA).
WHY DO YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING?
Prolonged listening to a loud sound system at events such as WHP can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, it’s very important that you take breaks, even if that’s going to the bar or chill out area once an hour or more.
One in five adults in the UK are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
12 million adults in the UK are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
WHAT IS TINNITUS?
For many clubbers it used to be the sign of a good night – leaving the venue, or even waking up the next morning with that ‘ringing’ in your ears. However these types of sounds are very common symptoms of tinnitus.
For each person, the effects of Tinnitus can be different. Most report ringing, or whistling, some buzzing or swooshing, whilst others hear white noise or soundscapes, or different frequency tones. We are all unique.
Once you have tinnitus, unfortunately there is no cure. There are of course, ways of maintaining or dealing with tinnitus and specialist audiologists all over the world work hard on a daily basis to come up with coping mechanisms to help with these symptoms.
But you can help yourself to prevent tinnitus, and companies like Cosmic Ears can help you do that.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY HEARING?
As well as taking a break, you can use either the foam ear protection on our merch desk (single-use only) or you can order your own Custom Hearing Protection (CHP).
CHP is the Gold Standard of Hearing Protection (and what many of the DJs and our WHP team use) – made specifically for your own ears. With our ear health and hearing protection partners Cosmic Ears, you get a mould/3D scan taken of your ears at Cosmic Ears HQ (SK8 7AA) then have a set made for you only – a perfect fit, with optimum professional hearing protection.
The filters used are medically approved and filter out the harmful frequencies that cause hearing damage and help to negate the onset/effects of tinnitus. You also get a compact personalised carry case that can be clipped onto a belt, or your bag, and option to have a neck chord attached to your CHP.
Visit cosmicears.com/whp for more information and a discount code and free impressions (worth £70).
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.