March 2018: Our friends from Good Music Neighbours asked us to talk about Sound Smart Strategies for live music venues.
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.
March 2018: This year’s World Hearing Day was the perfect opportunity for Zan Rowe to find out how her ears have fared after a lifetime of going to gigs!
February 2018: Tinnitus is something many young music students have experienced and it can provide a great gateway to conversations about hearing health.
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.
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 …