Apr 062014
(Via Save New Orleans Sounds Program Initiative)

(Via Save New Orleans Sounds Program Initiative)

If you are a performer, a musician, sound engineer, club manager, DJ or even simply a music fan, you at risk of sustaining a hearing disorder from your activities, so the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation is hosting Save New Orleans Sounds, a free series of events to inform you on preventable injuries from today (Sunday, April 6) through Tuesday.

For details refer to the following information from The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation:

What in the world is a decibel and why should anyone care?  

The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMC&AF) Save New Orleans Sounds Program announces a series of FREE innovative occupational health forums through our Practice Safe Sounds initiative April 6-8, 2014. The goal is to engage and empower musicians, sound engineers, club managers, DJs and music fans to prevent noise induced hearing disorders tinnitus and deafness, which are permanent and untreatable. 


  • William

    It is great that this hazard to hearing due to playing music is being seriously discussed. One group that is particularly at risk for hearing damage are young students who play in school bands. Their playing, especially by the drum sections, is very loud, and they practice a lot in preparation for performing in Mardi Gras parades. I have never seen any such band members with hearing protection, and that ought to be mandated for their hearing health.

  • William

    I urge that health and school authorities take a hard look at the hazards to hearing health of school students who play in marching bands. They are subjected over long periods, such as when they march in Mardi Gras parades, to very loud noise (particularly from the drum sections), and very few if any are provided with any hearing protection. These young people are at real risk of impairing their hearing for a lifetime.