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Ref: 06 September 2012

Ref:06 September 2012


The 'Hearing Music' stand featured in the Science Tent as part of 'Bestiversity' at Bestival on the Isle of Wight! Over 6000 people (about 10% of festival goers) visited the tent and an estimated 2500+ came to the stand to learn about how the ear works, hearing protection, hearing loss and cochlear implants.

The roadshow team went out with a box of ear plugs for listening to music from Action on Hearing Loss and raised over £80 in donations!

Festival goers also had the opportunity to pick up leaflets, badges, pens, wrist bands, keyrings, bags and other items kindly donated by Advanced Bionics, Cochlear and Med-El.

"Bestival was brilliant. We had absolutely loads of interest in the Hearing Music stand!" Maria Crawford, BA Music Student

Bestival was the last event of the 2012 University of Southampton 'Bringing Research to Life' roadshow, but Ben Oliver and Rachel van Besouw will be using some of the materials developed for the roadshow at the 'Compositions for Cochlear Implantees Grand Finale' and for a TEAtime Lecture at the University of Southampton in October!


Bestival, 2012
The 'Hearing Music' stand
Setting up
Visitors to the stand

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