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Listen to us! Artists Against Tinnitus

stephen emmer artists against tinnitus petition

Composer Stephen Emmer comes ‘out of the closet’ as a tinnitus patient after years of silence – he has a ringing in his ear and severe hearing damage. Emmer addresses Dutch artists, musicians and anyone who suffers from this condition “Join my action group and get involved to stop this approaching epidemic.” Join the fight together through Artists against Tinnitus and sign the petition here today.


artists and musicians from the (non-)professional sectors of the music industry, listeners, fans and anyone affected by tinnitus.


that understanding and knowledge about 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 this social debate from a new angle.

And requests…

to promote and obtain greater attention, awareness, understanding, education for hearing problems. Among both artists and listeners and fans,

the government, medical sector and pharmaceutical industry urgently to reach a concrete medical solution now in the foreseeable future,

to use the AAT foundation as a hotline, information center and discussion partner in the field of hearing damage in connection with being an artist, in cooperation with Buma-Stemra.


[Source : Stephen Emmer /]