on the website of the Artists Against Tinnitus Foundation.
- That the understanding and knowledge of hearing damage needs to be more transparent,
- that prioritizing this should become more urgent,
- that adjustments in decibels in both live music, and listening with earplugs, is desirable to avert a rapidly approaching epidemic of hearing damage,
- that artists and musicians can help contribute to the social debate from new perspectives.
And strive to…
- gaining greater attention, awareness and education about, as well as understanding of, hearing issues among artists, listeners and fans alike,
- coming up with a concrete medical solution within the foreseeable future within the triangle of government, medical sector and pharmaceutical industry,
- The use of the AAT foundation as a hotline, information center and interlocutor in the field of hearing damage in connection with being an artist.
"Among musicians, composers and artists, it's a taboo. While I estimate that as many as a third of orchestras - including the top orchestras - suffer from it."
"During the corona event, I was feeling a lot less comfortable. I suffered from an anxiety disorder, and that squeak became one of the pillars on which my fears focused. That was a very complicated time."
"As a bassoonist, you're not sitting very comfortable; in front of the timpani, close to the brass section. Tinnitus is commonplace for wind players. Most of my colleagues suffer from it. This is precisely why we must look for solutions."