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Here’s every feature we published for Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Awareness Week is over but the need to stay informed persists. Check out the full set of articles and videos we published below

  • Mixmag Crew
  • 15 February 2024

Welcome to Mixmag’s Tinnitus Awareness series.

In line with the annual awareness week, we published a series of articles and videos exploring the issue of tinnitus in the music industry and ways you can protect yourself.

The series was designed to demystify a health condition that's interwoven with the music industry but isn't talked about enough by our peers and colleagues. shedding light on its impact for artists, industry professionals and music fans alike, as well as explaining the condition, its causes and preventative measures.

We’ve compiled everything into a handy list below. Check them out and please share with anyone who you think will benefit from the information.

The articles:

“My life changed overnight”: Dealing with sudden hearing loss and tinnitus
For the introductory feature, our guest editor Seb Wheeler shared his experiences with hearing loss, tinnitus, and his journey of mental and physical rehabilitation
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9 ways to make living with tinnitus easier
Seb Wheeler shares a list of advice for coping with tinnitus and alleviating its impact on your mental and physical health
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The different types of tinnitus and how to spot the signs
Becky Buckle speaks to experts to find out everything you need to know about the condition and ways to protect yourself from it
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How tinnitus affects DJs' life and work in music
Patrick Hinton speaks to seven DJs about their experience with tinnitus and advice for dealing with it.
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5 artists share their tips on how to produce when you have tinnitus
Gemma Ross speaks to TSVI, Lyra Pramuk, LDLDN, Sha Sha Kimbo and Minor Science about the impacts of tinnitus on production - and the best ways to cope in the studio
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Why younger ravers are embracing earplugs
Belle Richardson reports on why Gen Z and millenials are better at protecting their ears than any generations that came before them
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Should nightclubs be doing more to protect your hearing?
Megan Townsend speaks to industry professionals, experts and crowd members about the impact music events can have on our ears – and what more could be done to prevent hearing loss
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The Videos:

An introductory explainer from our guest editor Seb Wheeler about his experiences:

Four music industry professionals tell us about their tinnitus:

Thanks to Erol Alkan, Dillan Desai, Laura Hooper and Seb Wheeler for sharing their stories.

How custom moulded earplugs are made:

If you work in music or regularly visit noisy environments such as gigs, clubs and festivals, then you should ensure you’re protecting your ears. Earplugs, especially custom moulded to fit your ears, are the best way to ensure your hearing doesn’t get damaged and you don’t develop tinnitus.

by Keenen Sutherland
The Design Identity:

“While crafting this visual identity, I delved into the design history of visualising sound, acknowledging prior research on this topic was crucial. Using this as a foundation, I developed the visual idea by blending and distorting colors to depict the feeling of experiencing tinnitus. Using a diverse range of colors was essential to represent the broad spectrum of musicians, styles, and genres in the industry.”

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