For almost a century, Help Musicians UK has been providing help and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives and careers.
In our ‘Musicians’ Health & Wellbeing Survey’, we found that hearing problems pose a huge threat to a musician’s career. Nearly 50% of musicians have experienced hearing problems and nearly 80% said that working as a musician was at least one contributing factor.
Many musicians don’t realise that if left untreated, hearing impairment can affect brain function and is associated with early onset dementia and mental health challenges.
Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme is a service designed to safeguard and protect the hearing of music professionals. This specialist and unique service is delivered in collaboration with the Musicians’ Union and the Musicians’ Hearing Services. It has become our single most popular service ever, highlighting the huge need for hearing health support amongst working musicians across the UK.
How can you help?
We’d like to invite you to be a part of this important initiative by donating to this appeal.
After researching and evaluating the Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme last year, we redesigned and relaunched the scheme to increase its relevance and impact. In 2018 alone, a staggering 5,191 musicians were supported, growing by a huge 265% from 1,960 musicians in 2017. Due to this unprecedented growth in demand, we urgently need more funds to continue to help thousands of musicians, ensuring that their hearing health and wellbeing is protected and enabling them to have long and successful careers, and to make the music that is such a key part of all our lives
How could your donation help?
£40: The cost for one musician to access MHHS who would otherwise be unable to afford the service
£120: The average cost to run a regional clinic for up to ten musicians
£150: The cost of an audiologist to attend and give professional advice at a regional clinic for up to ten musicians
Alternatively, you can donate by phoning 020 7239 9114 or sending a cheque payable to Help Musicians UK to 7-11 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JS.
Many thanks in advance for your kind donation which will enable us to make a meaningful difference to the lives of thousands of musicians. 100% of income from donations will go directly to helping musicians.