About Us

Hearing Music is Ireland's exclusive retailer of the worlds best custom in ear monitors, musicians earplugs and hearing protection. We are the only authorised retailer of JH Audio, Ultimate Ears and Westone in Ireland. We are also the authorised retailer for Sennheiser In Ear Monitor systems and ACS musician earplugs and hearing protection in Ireland.

Setup in 2010 by Jonathan Ford, Hearing Music provides customers with pro audio industry expertise. Jonathan started as a studio runner and then progressed on to be an assistant sound engineer in Windmill Lane Recording Studios in the 1990's, gaining experience by assisting on sessions with artists such as U2, Mark Knopfler, Metallica, The Chieftains and Nick Cave to name but a few. 

Moving to live sound at the age of 19 Jonathan was on his first world tour at the age of 21 as Front of House Engineer for Riverdance the Show. He continued arena touring for several years across Europe and Asia, moving then to touring with theatre sized shows across Europe and the US. 

Jonathan specialises in mixing acoustic music such as orchestras, traditional and folk music. His client list consists of musicians and artists such as Fabulous Beast, LAPD, Philip Glass, Liam O'Flynn, Paul Simon, Buena Vista Social Club, Courtney Pine, Colm Wilkinson, and orchestras including the RTÉ Symphony and Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, The Orchestra of Ireland. 

Jonathan is also co-owner of Acoustik, Irelands leading PA company and The Listening Suite - Hifi consultants.

Why start Hearing Music?

"During my time touring and working with musicians I found they were being advised by audiologists regarding their hearing. Whilst this in itself is correct the one thing the audiologists didn't understand is what the musician wanted to hear in a musical and emotional sense. This is my reason for starting Hearing Music, to assist artists and musicians get the correct in ear monitors and the appropriate amount of hearing protection. Working as a Sound Engineer for 22 years allows me understand what musicians want and I am able to communicate with them in their language and thought. The key question every musician and artist ask is "If I want to hear x, y and z what is the most appropriate in ear monitor or earplug for me?" Hearing Music provides the answer."
Jonathan Ford
Managing Director

What we Offer:

  • We provide free consultation on custom in ear monitors, custom musician earplugs, universal in ear monitors and earplugs. 
  • We are qualified to take ear impressions. We prefer to do this as we work directly with all our brands labs.
  • We are qualified to do hearing tests.
  • We hold British Society of Audiology certificates in Otoscopy, Ear Impression taking and Audiometry.
  • We provide noise assessment consultation based upon the Control of Noise at work regulations.
  • All of our services are available in store or on location.
Our client list consists of artists, bands, performance groups, presenters, concert halls, night clubs as well as music fans and festival goers. If you would like to know more about what we can do for you please contact us below. 

Hearing Music Ltd

Address: Unit 16 Newtown Business & Enterprise Centre, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, A63 WT78, Ireland

Telephone: +353 1 9055823