MusiCares hearing clinic at Ultra Music Festival
Photo: The Recording Academy
Ultra 2018: Music Professionals Get Free Custom Ear Protection From MusiCares
Each year in late March, Miami is taken over by dance music DJs, industry players and enthusiasts. At the core of the festivities is Ultra Music Festival, a three-day blowout in downtown Miami featuring the world's biggest DJs and live acts. This year, for the first time, MusiCares partnered with Ultra to provide free custom hearing protection for artists, engineers, crew members, and other music professionals working at the festival.
With its mission to provide health and human services to those working in the music community, MusiCares has a long track record of providing information and resources to promote hearing protection. Throughout the year, the organization presents hearing clinics at music festivals, conventions and live music events across the country.
"I really believe in what you are doing and that custom fitted ear devices are actually the future of hearing protection."
Backstage at Ultra this weekend, MusiCares set up shop to capture custom ear molds from artists and crew members to provide free hearing protection.
Dozens of people took advantage of the services, with clients expressing their gratitude and excitement.
"I really believe in what you are doing and that custom fitted ear devices are actually the future of hearing protection," said one music pro.
"I thought the experience was seamless and easy," said another. "Actually, it felt refreshingly cool in the ear to get the measurement, and I can't wait to have my own custom in-ears."
With all of the festival sets, club shows and after parties in Miami this weekend, the need for hearing protection awareness and supplies is as crucial as ever. Through partnerships such as these, MusiCares hopes to help more people create and enjoy the music for longer.