It has been brought to our attention that the charity Help Musicians UK has created a fantastic new scheme for hearing protection within the music profession. Membership to the scheme includes: the opportunity to receive a hearing test and custom made earplugs ( ideal for use in the pit or orchestra) for £40 (or £30 for Musicians Union members) per annum.
Protecting your hearing is vital, and as such hearing protection can cost upwards of £150-£300, it is something we highly recommend you take advantage of. For more information, visit: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/working-retired-musicians/musicians-hearing-health-scheme/cost-and-joining
We thank Mary Reid and Karen Vaughan for bringing this to our notice.