DJ Eats Everything interview…
“You’ve got to look after your ears. I use ACS custom earplugs. I used to have the AR15s but I got Pro 17s now.”
High-fidelity earplugs allow you to hear the music clearly whilst lowering the volume so you don’t damage your hearing. To many people’s surprise there are affordable (£10+), universal high-fidelity earplugs on the market for music lovers. Like for Dan, custom earplugs are the standard choice for most musicians. These set you back around £130 and include a hearing test, ear moulding and the actual product. The Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme has been an integral part of making sure musicians are protecting their hearing. Offered by Musicians Hearing Services, in partnership with Help Musicians UK and the Musicians’ Union, any musician who earns their living through the music industry are eligible for discounted custom earplugs.
“I get my earplugs through the Musicians Hearing Services. Yeah it’s really good man. I lose so many pairs as well. I always buy three pairs and then my tour manager has a pair, I have a pair and then there is one at home so when I lose one of them I always have a backup. Then I reorder another pair so there is always three. Safety first!”
The Musicians Hearing Services have been going for over 25 years, working with other prominent artists such as Chris Martin from Coldplay, Bicep and Zane Lowe to protect their hearing. Unfortunately, according to Dan, lots still don’t protect their hearing.
“I’ve seen a few more artists [protect their hearing] but still a lot of them don’t wear them. I’m like what the fuck? They all say they can’t DJ, but you’ve just got to learn. I mean I didn’t really enjoy it at the start but it was just something that I had to do. I’ve been doing it like this for 14-15 years so it’s just totally normal to me now.”
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