The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) has been “keeping New Orleans music alive” since 2005, when it was established as an extension of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) following Hurricane Katrina. Providing hearing health information is part of the wellness program for musicians at NOMAF.
NOMAF is a non-profit organization which supports and expands the mission of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, and its mission is to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining members of New Orleans’ traditional music cultures. They do this by providing cost-efficient access to comprehensive and preventive healthcare, wellness education, mental health services, and social services to musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, performers, artists, culture workers, and others involved in the New Orleans musical culture.
Hearing care and hearing conservation are a big part of the NOMAF healthcare access program, and to help raise awareness of the importance of good hearing, NOMAF has co-sponsored this hearing health infographic on “Sound Sense.”
For more information on NOMAF’s Community Health Programs see the “Community Programs” dropdown menu on the website homepage.
Sources: NOMC; NOMAF; Marshall Chasin, AuD