On the clinical side our New Orleans Musicians Clinic medical team has been providing comprehensive care and social services to thousands of local musicians, performers, and culture bearers since 1998. The sad reality is that many of our patients are warriors on an acoustic battlefield. Hearing impairment and tinnitus results in everything from communication difficulties and social isolation to depression, anxiety and even panic attacks and suicidal ideation.
Our New Orleans’ musicians strive to create music their fans the world over crave to hear; but the process of doing what they love can steal their ability to hear the music they produce. At the same time, they value their hearing more than any other of their senses; as an occupation, professional musicians are also at some of the highest risk for noise induced hearing loss.