Five months in and the Plug’em campaign is really getting noticed. Here’s an update from Emily Broomhead, the lead on the BTA campaign about one aspect of support we are getting…our Ambassadors.
“So many people have said what a good idea Plug’em is. Such a simple message, but such an important one.
We started in late September 2015, with three brilliant Ambassadors, Sonny Wharton,
and DJ Grant Richards.
And since then, so many more have come on board to support us, including Mark Ronson, who recently won two Grammy’s and is up for BRIT Awards tonight.
Anne Savage also joined us during Tinnitus Awareness Week which ran from 8-14 February. Anne was voted in the Top 100 DJs Poll for 7 consecutive years and with almost a decade of broadcasting for BBC, SKY, Radio 1 and Ministry Of Sound Radio – she is one of the most prolific females in the industry since the 1990s and we are delighted to have her support.
Infact we have so many Ambassadors at the moment it’s impossible to name them all in one blog – 19 infact from just the original three, so we’ve created a page on our website dedicated to them.
You can see them all at www.plugem.co.uk/ambassadors and find out why they are involved. We’ve included their quotes and personal experiences which we hope, will encourage you to start thinking about protecting your hearing and then make you act upon it. There are also links to their websites, so if you want to find out more about them, you can.
Ambassadors play a vital role in the Plug’em campaign, enabling us to spread our message to more people, and highlight that tinnitus can affect anyone. If our Ambassadors are using hearing protection to look after their own hearing, we want this to encourage others to do the same – that;s really the whole point of the campaign.
We know that there is no stigma behind wearing earplugs, we just need to prove that somehow, and in doing that, we hope that anyone attending a gig, or going to clubs and festivals will realise they need to protect their hearing too.
Something as small as a pair of earplugs, really could make such a big difference.
If you want to find out more about the types and sorts and which might be most suitable, please take a look at our earplugs page.”