Students given ear plugs in safety campaign
Free ear plugs will be given out as part of a campaign by an Exeter University club educating people about the dangers of listening to loud music.
The university's Beats and Bass Society also wants to remove the stigma of wearing ear plugs and will by handing them out in clubs around the university.
The society wants to make people aware of the dangers of exposure to loud music, especially when clubbing, through its Sounds For Life project.
Final year student Will Newton said: "This campaign is incredibly exciting for us, and we're incredibly passionate about teaching people how to protect their hearing.
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"As our slogan says, 'No-one wants to listen to the same song for the rest of their life'."
The Beats and Bass Society has set up a website to help it pass on the message, and will feature a blog with DJs, where they talk about their experiences and why they wear ear plugs.
The students' endeavours are being supported by The British Tinnitus Association (BTA). David Stockdale, chief executive of the BTA, said: "We're delighted that the committee of Beats and Bass have launched this project.
" This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of noise exposure.
"Peer-to-peer education like this is a very effective way of getting messages across and we are happy to support the students at Exeter in any way we can."
More details about the campaign can be found at www.soundsforlife.co.uk.