How to care for your second best asset, your ears

The singer's second best asset, the ears

All ears! Jono Heale, from Advanced Communication Solutions (ACS), talks to audiologist, Paul Checkley from Harley Street Hearing about hearing, how and why singers and musicians can damage this important sensory organ, and how to go about protecting this valuable asset.

Paul Checkley explains how the ear works, how it can get damaged, which particular frequencies and exposure times cause hearing loss and how to conserve your hearing as a singer/musicians. Did you know that our ears continue to grow throughout our lives? Weird, but true. It does mean you need to have your IEMs redone throughout your career.


Help Musicians UK has set up the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme offering a subsidy for hearing assessment, advice and a set of custom fitted hearing protection – £40 (£30 MU members). Go to to apply for the subsidy.



Also if you are a Tribe Member ASC and Harley Street Hearing are offering members a discount on hearing tests, fittings and IEMs. Another great reason to join The Tribe!

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