The act of setting off fireworks carries risks, not only for those directly involved but also for spectators.
Not only can eyes, hands, and skin be harmed, but fireworks can also cause hearing damage. During New Year’s celebrations, people are increasingly wearing protective goggles, but little attention is given to the ears. Yet a loud explosion can cause permanent damage.
The National Hearing Foundation provides tips to protect your hearing:
First and foremost, they recommend keeping a safe distance to prevent hearing damage from fireworks. They also advise wearing hearing protectors.
Our recommendation for New Year’s Eve: NOIZEZZ Premium Extreme or NOIZEZZ Plug&Play Extreme.
If you continue to experience hearing issues after fireworks, do not ignore it and consult your doctor or audiologist.
We wish you a wonderful, safe New Year’s Eve and an excellent year ahead!
Hoofddorp, March 2, 2022 – NOIZEZZ, the manufacturer of earmolds, hearing protection, and specialized products based in Hoofddorp, launches a new awareness campaign today centered around hearing protection. The campaign is supported by Jaap van Zweden. As a musician, conductor, and artistic director, Van Zweden understands the importance of sound quality and hearing protection. The protective products from NOIZEZZ have been used for quite some time by various orchestras and artists both domestically and internationally.
As a leading developer and producer of earmolds, hearing protection, and specialized products, NOIZEZZ has been committed for years to raising awareness about the importance of good hearing protection. Through targeted awareness campaigns and a wide product portfolio, the manufacturer primarily reaches out to young people and professionals in the music and events industry.
Awareness campaign emphasizes the importance of good hearing.
As a musician and conductor, Jaap van Zweden recognizes the necessity of hearing protection. Van Zweden states, “The importance of good hearing protection is not widely recognized everywhere. Especially among young people, hearing loss is still too often seen as a problem affecting only the elderly. However, every professional in the music industry knows that hearing damage from loud sounds can occur more quickly than you might think. Together with NOIZEZZ, we want to break the taboo surrounding protection. Nowadays, there are so many wonderful products available that protect your hearing while preserving sound quality. NOIZEZZ offers perfectly fitting solutions combined with unique filtering technology. With the right filters, you have the best protection and can fully enjoy making music without any loss of quality and excellent speech intelligibility.”
Since its establishment in 2009, NOIZEZZ has continuously optimized its range of hearing protectors and earmolds. Together with audiologists and various other stakeholders in the market, they actively work towards preventing hearing damage and lowering the barriers for the younger generation. Optimal sound experience has always remained the guiding principle.
Aaltje and Jaap van Zweden are the initiators of the Papageno Foundation. NOIZEZZ wholeheartedly supports Van Zweden’s dedication to children and young people with autism. The combination of music, social commitment, and awareness of the importance of good hearing care makes the partnership between Jaap van Zweden and NOIZEZZ a significant step towards achieving our shared goal.
Preserving the full music experience.
Mark van Dijk, CEO of NOIZEZZ, says, “Our mission is to protect people from hearing damage and enable them to fully enjoy sound. With Jaap van Zweden as an ambassador, we want to reach out to the important group of music lovers and professionals. Nowadays, with specially designed hearing protectors, optimal hearing protection can be achieved while preserving the full music experience. And this experience and protection can certainly be extended to all other professions and hobbies where sound, whether loud or prolonged, is a factor. And if anyone can convey how important your hearing is, it’s Van Zweden. When music is your passion, your hearing is your most important instrument,” emphasizes Mark.
Papendal, March 18, 2022 – The Royal Dutch Motorcyclists Association (KNMV) and NOIZEZZ, manufacturer of earmolds, hearing protection, and specials based in Hoofddorp, are joining hands to raise awareness among motorcyclists about the importance and benefits of hearing protection while riding motorcycles.
As an advocate for high-quality hearing protection, NOIZEZZ, and as the representative of motorcyclists in the Netherlands, KNMV share a common goal: breaking the taboo! The facts speak for themselves: just a few minutes on the highway can generate enough noise inside your helmet that puts your ears at risk of damage. Unfortunately, cases of motorcyclists suffering permanent hearing damage are widespread.
Safety and Riding Pleasure
Good hearing protection enhances the safety of the motorcyclist and simultaneously increases riding pleasure. By reducing harmful noise, it provides more tranquility and focus, enabling better concentration on navigating those beautiful turns. At the same time, with high-quality earplugs, essential ambient sounds are preserved, and the sound quality of conversations and music is maintained.
“In fact, earplugs, just like a helmet, should be part of every motorcyclist’s standard equipment,” says KNMV director Patrice Assendelft. “As KNMV, we are committed to making motorcyclists at least aware of the consequences of riding without hearing protection. Once you are aware of the risks, there is no good reason not to wear them, especially considering the quality and comfort of the hearing protection available today. That’s why we are delighted to collaborate with NOIZEZZ, an absolute leader in the market. Hearing protection actually enhances the motorcycling experience, which is wonderful, isn’t it?”
Mark van Dijk (CEO of NOIZEZZ): “Motorcycling is incredibly exciting! But it can also have harmful consequences for your hearing. One of our biggest challenges lies in raising awareness about the importance of good hearing protection. NOIZEZZ has found a great partner in KNMV to tackle this challenge. Optimal enjoyment and safety go hand in hand. We develop and manufacture products specifically for motorsports that not only protect motorcyclists in the Netherlands but also contribute to their comfort and pleasure while pursuing their sport or hobby.”
Day of the Motorcyclist
The collaboration between KNMV and NOIZEZZ will commence on March 20, on the Day of the Motorcyclist. From that date onward, the partnership between NOIZEZZ and KNMV will be visible and audible throughout the entire motorcycling season in the Netherlands!
Music is experienced through your ears, so it’s logical that you value them, right? It seems logical indeed, yet in the day-to-day practice of music retailer keymusic, with over thirty stores in the Benelux, they often encounter music lovers who have crossed the limits. Fortunateley, in many cases, it results in temporary noise or ringing in the ear. However, it serves as a strong warning and a precursor to more serious hearing damage such as tinnitus and permanent hearing loss.
As suppliers of musical instruments and DJ gear, Keymusic and DJGear Shop take their responsibility seriously. When it comes to hearing protection, both companies, in collaboration with NOIZEZZ, provide customized advice from all Keymusic and DJGear shop locations. Under the motto “A Professional Solution for Every Ear,” arrangements are also made for custom-fitted hearing protection in the stores.
Q FACTORY AMSTERDAM
At Q-Factory Amsterdam, they are also aware of the importance of good hearing and its protection. Q-Factory is Europe’s largest music makers’ center, providing musicians, actors, and dancers with rehearsal spaces in one of the 55 rehearsal studios, as well as offering performance opportunities and professional recording studios. Visitors enjoy live music in the concert halls, have a delightful lunch or dinner at Q Café-Restaurant, and stay at the most musical hotel in Amsterdam. Q-Factory welcomes both well-known and lesser-known (international) artists, producers, musicians, and music students, for whom hearing plays a crucial role in their success. NOIZEZZ hearing protection can also be found at Q-Factory. At the studio rental desk and before concerts, Q-Factory offers the option to purchase NOIZEZZ hearing protection, enabling people to enjoy live music without harmful effects on their hearing.
The exclusive distribution of NOIZEZZ hearing protection within the Benelux music industry is handled by Eindhoven-based KMI Distribution. Here, too, they observe an increasing demand for reliable hearing protection. “The days of ‘the louder, the better’ seem to be gone for good,” says Rob Peerlings of KMI. Together with the dealer network and NOIZEZZ, they work hard to prevent hearing damage among young and old music lovers. The advice within the music industry is clear: cherish your ears, as you only have two!
Dutchweek takes hearing care seriously, and NOIZEZZ is eager to meet these ambitions.
As organizers of music events, Dutchweek understands the importance of raising awareness about the significance of hearing protection. NOIZEZZ will supply our new EarBeanz for all Dutchweek events, making hearing protection accessible while maintaining optimal speech intelligibility and maximizing the music experience. Additionally, NOIZEZZ will be present at events to offer custom hearing protectors to visitors.
Winter Sports and More
Dutchweek organizes multiple events each year, including an impressive 7 winter events in 2023. From engaging outdoor activities to unforgettable parties on the mountains and in the clubs, Dutchweek offers a wide range of experiences. To attend the events, a Dutchweek Eventbracelet is required. This bracelet grants access to participating venues and ensures a comprehensive and exciting program. Think of it as a festival ticket that includes multiple stages and activities. In addition to Dutchweek Winter, the inaugural edition of the FriXXL label will be organized this year, and there will also be events under Dutchweek Outdoor and the D-Wonderland label in 2023.
Hoofddorp, December 22, 2022 – NOIZEZZ, the manufacturer of hearing protectors, earmolds, and specialized products from Hoofddorp, and CM.com Circuit Zandvoort are entered a partnership to promote customized solutions for drivers on the circuit. By providing tailored sound filtering, we are collectively working to ensure a superior circuit experience, with a focus on protecting the driver inside the cockpit by filtering out noise.
The home of Dutch Grand Prix and host to numerous racing events and track days, CM.com Circuit Zandvoort has been an iconic presence in Dutch motorsport history for nearly 75 years. Each year, it offers an extensive and diverse calendar filled with spectacular top-tier events and international highlights, including the GT World Challenge, the DTM Endurance weekend, and, of course, the Historic Grand Prix. The challenging circuit is highly acclaimed by many drivers due to its unique location, demanding corners, and exceptional facilities.
As partners, NOIZEZZ and CM.com Circuit Zandvoort are committed to enhancing the auditory experience and providing optimal protection for drivers by implementing sound filtering solutions within the cockpit. This collaboration begins with a three-year agreement, during which we will continuously explore ways to serve drivers to the best of our abilities.
Customization is at the heart of this agreement, with optimal wearing comfort and speech intelligibility being key focal points that NOIZEZZ prioritizes and is internationally renowned for, partly due to advancements made in its own laboratory.
Protected and enjoying to the fullest on the circuit
David Kasten, Head of Commerce at CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, states: “Together with our track tenants, we strive for the ultimate user experience while driving. Sound is a crucial component of the overall experience and connection with the vehicle. In partnership with NOIZEZZ, we will provide new opportunities to enhance hearing protection without sacrificing the driver’s connection with the car.”
Mark van Dijk, CEO of NOIZEZZ, affirms: “There is a growing awareness among most professionals in motorsport and on the race circuit. They are increasingly recognizing the importance of hearing protection. NOIZEZZ is here to assist with providing excellent protection. This can be achieved with our new EarBeanz and premium solutions, but even better with tailor-made hearing protectors. In collaboration with CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, we will contribute to various campaigns on how to maximize hearing protection while maintaining the complete racing experience intact.”
On December 19th, the partnership was officially announced at Circuit Zandvoort. NOIZEZZ ambassadors Allard Kalff and Jaap van Zweden were present to emphasize their perspective on the importance of hearing protection in the automotive and motorsport industries.
As a musician and chcief conductor, Jaap van Zweden recognizes the necessity of hearing protection. In his line of work, he already extensively uses custom-made hearing protection, with an emphasis on sound filtering at specific harmful frequencies without compromising quality. Van Zweden recently experienced the effects of similar protection in the car by taking a fast lap around the track accompanied by an instructor. He exclaimed: “What an experience to be able to drive a car at these speeds in this manner. Racing on a circuit is completely different from driving on the road, so following the instructor’s directions is crucial. With NOIZEZZ’s sound-filtering earplugs, the extraneous noises in the car were effectively filtered, allowing me to hear the instructor clearly. More importantly, I felt confident and was able to accelerate with full trust.” Furthermore, Van Zweden emphasizes the importance of preserving one’s hearing and taking good care of it.
“Throughout my entire life, I have been using hearing protection. A few years ago, I discovered NOIZEZZ’s custom-made hearing protection. Not only does it provide better noise reduction, but it is also much more comfortable to wear. It allows me to hear and understand the ccar better by filtering out extraneous sounds. Now, after events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I not only have had proper protection but also no longer experience any discomfort in my ears. It’s like a double victory,” says Allard Kalff, who has been frequenting various circuits both in and outside the car for years. He further emphasizes the significant benefits of personalized hearing protection.
NOIZEZZ is no stranger to the motorsport industry. In early 2021, NOIZEZZ entered a partnership with the Royal Dutch Motorcycle Association (KNMV) to raise awareness among motorcyclists about the importance and benefits of hearing protection while riding. Furthermore, a partnership was established in the fall of this year with the Molenaar NSF100 Championship to provide guidance and customized hearing protection to the NSF100 team of young motorcycling talents.
NOIZEZZ (Hoofddorp, 22 employees, established in 2009) is an internationally renowned developer and manufacturer of earmolds, hearing protection, and specialized products, based in the Netherlands. The company supplies over 60,000 sets of hearing protection annually to more than 600 retail locations both domestically and internationally. NOIZEZZ has a crucial mission: to protect individuals from irreversible hearing damage while ensuring optimal enjoyment of sound. Preserving speech intelligibility and providing exceptional wearing comfort are key unique selling points (USPs) of NOIZEZZ.
NOIZEZZ offers a significant portion of its product range in both universal and custom-made solutions. Among NOIZEZZ’s users are members of various orchestras and governmental institutions. The company possesses its own laboratory where skilled craftmanship is employed to produce tailer-made solutions.