Since 2012 the German Tinnitus Foundation Charité has been active at music festivals in Berlin. They offer free earplugs and information on tinnitus. This way they draw attention to the dangers loud music can cause. At the same time the visitors of the festival get 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: in 2014 we received lots of invitations to other German festivals.
Therefore, the educational work will be expanded in the following years. The goal is to extend the participation in festivals first in Berlin and Brandenburg, and later in all of Germany. So that more people get information about how to protect their ears and prevent tinnitus.
But for this purpose we don’t have the necessary financial resources.
Thank you very much for your support!