They Plug'em to make you aware
Plug´em is a campaign set up by the British Tinnitus Association and its objective is to reduce the stigma of wearing ear plugs; protecting your ears in loud environments such as music events and festivals is highly effective in the prevention of Tinnitus.
If you are not familiar with the symptoms of Tinnitus, CLICK HERE to listen to replicated examples of the permanent sounds a Tinnitus sufferer will here continuously. Not continuously for a few minutes, or a few hours.... we are talking years here.
Plug´ em has a number of high profile Ambassadors, such as Mark Ronson and our own Anne Savage.
Both Mark and Anne suffered with Tinnitus for nearly ten years.
Anne is passionate about the campaign and hearing how she suffered for so long, when a pair of ear plugs could have so easily prevented ten years of constant ringing, we decided we´d like to support the campaign too.
Some venues do provide free ear plugs, some don´t. Although the venues we use generally do offer ear-plugs, as part of supporting this initiative we will buy our own supply to guarantee we always have some to offer. If you would like to use ear plugs when at one of our events, please ask one of the team at reception for a pair.
The foam earplugs (the ones we give out) are great as a temporary measure but Plug´em recommend clubbers invest in more a more robust version for greater protection. We are talking with a manufacturer about more robust earplugs with a view to offering them for sale, either via welovehardhouse.com or at our events at cost price.
Like most of our counterparts, we have an experienced sound engineer at all our events. His job is to get the best sound out of the equipment to maximise each track. He will also ensure that the volume does not exceed a previously agreed level (sometimes there could be a licensing requirement, or venue policy, but in any case the engineer will constantly monitor the levels and adjust where necessary. This does not negate the use of ear plugs of course.
The British Tinnitus Association say the Alpine Party Plug is suitable for clubbing environments and can be purchased via Amazon or direct from the manufacture - see below for details.
Plug´em is a registered charity.
No matter the amount, even a small donation is very much appreciated. Click the donate now button to donate.