Launched in 2016 by Help Musicians in partnership with the Musicians’ Union, the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme has provided hundreds of MU members from all over the UK with affordable, one-off access to:
- Audiological assessment and ear check up from a specialist in musicians' hearing
- Custom-made, specialist musicians' ear plugs
- Expert advice on referral routes and next steps to manage any problems, including contact with your GP
- Subsidised wax removal if necessary
MU members receive a further 25% discount on the scheme, paying only £37.50 for the above package worth nearly £300. Those who need more financial assistance to access the scheme can refer to the Help Musicians’ FAQ.
There are eligibility criteria to meet to benefit from the scheme, and to qualify for these specialist musicians' hearing health services, you will need to provide contact details and evidence to show that you are a professional musician.
Learn more about the scheme
Apply for the Belfast clinic
To attend the Belfast regional clinic apply for the scheme with Help Musicians and select Belfast as your clinic.
The next Northern Ireland dates will take place in Belfast on 9 and 10 November, location to be confirmed upon booking.
See the Help Musicians’ FAQ for more information regarding the scheme and the process, including further details on appointments and earplugs.
Other clinic locations across the UK
MU members can also apply to attend either the permanent clinics in London and Manchester, or the hub clinics in Aberdeen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham, Scarborough and Sheffield.
Want to know more about our other healthcare services for musicians?
Members can access expert medical assessments, as well as health advice and support with help of the MU's partner organisations.
Find out more