November 2017: Leisure Noise and Hearing is the topic of the Seminars in Hearing Special Edition released this month and guest edited by our very own Dr Elizabeth Beach.
Everyone has a different opinion on what makes a good venue for a gig. Good or bad, it is important for all venues to manage sounds levels carefully – they are responsible to both their staff and their neighbours. Although it might seem like an overwhelming task, it doesn’t have to be.
Musicians are a special breed. They create incredible sounds that have the power to impact body and soul, whether that’s sending us to the dance floor or moving us to tears. Not too surprisingly, research has also shown that musicians, as a group, have pretty special ears.
Sound engineers, also called audio engineers or sound technicians, are central to the delivery of sound at any venue. These engineers have the overall responsibility for sound at a gig, from placement and position of speakers to amplification and manipulation of music being played.
August 2017: Music Australia invited HEARsmart to be part of their annual national conference for contemporary music policy and industry development.
May 2017: The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport are holding an Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia – and we’re attending …
March 2017: Hot on the heels of World Hearing Day on the 3rd March, the World Health Organisation (WHO), in association with the International Telecomunications Union (ITU), bought together international experts …
February 2017: One hot day in February, the HEARsmart team were delighted to attend the City of Melbourne and Music Victoria’s first ever Venue Day. Hosted by the Toff in Town, there was a diverse mix …
February 2017: Last week, Better Hearing Australia kicked off the inaugural Australian Tinnitus Awareness Week (6-12 February) with a Tea for Tinnitus get together at Better Hearing House in Prahran, Melbourne.