According to the Hearing Health Foundation, professional musicians are nearly four times as likely to develop noise-induced hearing loss as the general public. They are also more likely to experience tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and these conditions affect everyone working in music equally, on stage and off.

Soundcheck is a program offered by Red Dirt Relief Fund to provide high-fidelity earplugs developed for musicians to any person who qualifies for our grant programs. The goal is to distribute 500 pairs in the next year backstage at festivals around Oklahoma and directly to music professionals who request them. Please contact us at reddirtrelieffund@gmail.com to request a pair.

Free Screenings

Miracle Ear: Take a free online hearing test or schedule a free-in person hearing test on their website.

Hearts for Hearing: Schedule a free hearing test at their clinics in OKC, Tulsa or Shawnee. They offer income-based financial assistance for hearing aids and other treatments. Best of all, they are also a 501c3 charitable organization, and the proceeds of the adult clinic support hearing technology and therapy services for children with hearing loss ages 5 and under at no cost.

Sam’s Club Lucid Hearing Centers: Find a center at the link or call toll free at 833.464.3219 to schedule by phone.

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