Protecting Musicians’ Hearing Health

We live in a world where music fills our souls and connects us on a profound level. For musicians, the power of sound is not only their passion but also their livelihood. Yet, amidst the enchanting melodies and pulsating rhythms, there lies a hidden threat to their well-being – the risk of hearing loss.

In an exclusive feature in the esteemed ISM Summer Music Journal, Fiona Butterworth, Senior Clinical Audiologist at Harley Street Hearing and Musicians’ Hearing Services, sheds light on the vital importance of maintaining good hearing health for musicians. She delves into the proactive steps that can be taken to safeguard one’s  hearing, and highlights the valuable support provided by the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme.

Promoting hearing health is not a solo act. Employers in the music industry also play a crucial role in creating a safe working environment. In this article, Fiona explains the responsibilities employers hold when it comes to noise in the workplace, ensuring that musicians’ auditory well-being remains a top priority.

To read the full article, click here.

If you’re part of the vibrant music industry and eager to discover more about how to protect your hearing and access the benefits of the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme click here.


Harley Street Hearing and Musicians’ Hearing Services have been established for over 25 years. We are passionate about the specific hearing needs of musicians and entertainment industry personnel.

The Independent Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s largest representative non-union body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music.

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