Since 2012 the German Tinnitus Foundation Charité has been active at music festivals in Berlin. They offered free earplugs and information on tinnitus. This way they drew attention to the dangers loud music can cause. At the same time the visitors of the festival got the chance to protect their ears straightaway. The experiences from the past years show that an impressive majority of music fans gladly accept this offer and that the interest in the subject of hearing protection rises continuously. At the Berlin Festival in the summer of 2013 volunteers helped the Foundation for the first time. In 2014 the Foundation extended its information campaign outside Berlin for the first time: to the Melt! Festival in Saxony-Anhalt.
The previous activities show:
- The interest in information and the demand of earplugs are surprisingly high among young people at festivals
-The active address and educational work contribute to a long-term awareness-raising
-Word has got around about the success of the campaign: since 2013 we received lots of invitations to other German festivals.
Thank you very much for your support so far!
This year we focus our prevention work on the development of learning materials for nursery and school children. We also want to address this target group at the music festivals, which offer an extra area only for children: With professional hearing protection and child-friendly information.
Planning is ongoing for 2019/2020.