|The Bionic Ear Show Is Coming To Brandlehow|
National charity makes ear health a primary issue in London
National charity Deafness Research UK’s educational Bionic Ear roadshow will be stopping Brandlehow Primary school as part of a tour of three London primary schools next week.
Sponsored by BUPA and the Big Lottery Fund, the Bionic Ear Show tours the country accompanied by the ‘World’s Largest Ear’ visiting schools, colleges and community groups, warning people of the dangers to their hearing from loud noise. Visiting schools is particularly appropriate because hearing loss is on the increase among the young and the show aims to tackle this issue.
The increase in cases of deafness and tinnitus among the young is considered to be in part due to the use of MP3 players. So together with informative and entertaining hearing facts, the show educates the MP3 generation on ways to enjoy their favourite sounds safely. The show also visits businesses to remind workers to take responsibility for their own hearing health in the workplace.
“The revolution in MP3 technology has given us music on the move, but an unwelcome side effect is that dangerously high volumes for prolonged periods affect people’s ears. This also happens at an earlier age than ever,” said Vivienne Michael, Chief Executive of Deafness Research UK.
The show explains how your hearing works, what can go wrong with it and, importantly, what if anything can be done to put it right once it’s damaged. Hearing loss is a growing problem in the UK, affecting one in six people – more than 10 million people, so the show’s messages are more relevant than ever. Tobin’s infectious style captures the imagination and no scientific knowledge is required to enjoy the spectacle.
Anyone who would like the roadshow to visit their school, community group or event free of charge should contact Laura Turner at Deafness Research UK on 020 7164 2294 or email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 10, 2012