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What’s included?

  • Free hearing assessment and ear check up from a specialist in musicians' hearing worth over £200
  • One set of free custom-made, specialist musicians' ear plugs (worth £149)
  • Expert advice on referral routes and next steps to manage any problems, including contact with your GP
  • Option of wax removal if necessary, at a subsidised rate of £50

Clinics take place in London and Manchester throughout the year, and there is a rolling programme of regional clinics. To find out more about these, keep an eye on upcoming MU events or contact your Regional Office.

How much does it cost?

The assessment is heavily subsidised by Help Musicians so you will only have to make a one-off payment of £50. The MU provides further a subsidy to bring the cost down to £37.50 for MU members.

You will receive an assessment and hearing protection worth almost over £300, as well as an optional follow-up assessment every two years for £20 (saving you £268).

Noise induced hearing loss is 100% irreversible but is 100% preventable. (Paul Checkley, Musicians Hearing Services)

This only includes the costs of one set of hearing protection – it does not provide replacements for lost, stolen or broken hearing protection. We recommend that you include your bespoke hearing protection on your home contents insurance. Musicians’ Hearing Services will provide you with a proof of purchase for the full value of your hearing protection on request.

Sign up to protect your hearing

Register for your hearing assessment at Hear For Musicians.

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You will need to provide contact details and evidence to show that you are a professional musician.

Help Musicians will then make an assessment and be in touch within five working days to let you know if you are eligible. They will also pass on your details to Musicians Hearing Services who will be in touch to register you on the scheme and make you an appointment at a hearing clinic of your choice.

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