media release

festival season: tips to keep the hearing safe

Staefa, Switzerland, June 19, 2015

It’s summertime again, and this time of year brings the music festival season. Partying with friends, soaking up the sun, and listening to great bands make music festivals an unforgettable experience. But few festival-goers pay any thought to their hearing even though festivals put exceptional strain on our ears. A weekend packed with concerts and loud music can damage our sense of hearing and could lead to permanent hearing loss. It’s a high price that no fan should have to pay, which is why the Hear the World Foundation is offering some useful tips to help music lovers enjoy festivals without harming their hearing.

The Hear the World Foundation has produced an infographic to show people how they can enjoy music festivals while protecting their hearing.

About the Hear the World Foundation

By supporting the charitable Hear the World Foundation, Sonova is campaigning for equal opportunities and a better quality of life for people with hearing loss. As a leading manufacturer of hearing care solutions, the company feels socially responsible for contributing towards a world where everyone has the chance to enjoy good hearing. For instance, the Hear the World Foundation supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in prevention and providing information. It focuses particularly on projects for children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at the appropriate rate for their age. More than 80 famous ambassadors, including celebrities such as Plácido Domingo, Annie Lennox, Sting and Joss Stone, champion the Hear the World Foundation.