NEW ORLEANS – Listening to loud music, through ear buds or at music concerts, can cause hearing loss for anyone.
But what if loud music is how you make your living.Several local groups are working together to save the hearing of the city’s cultural treasures. Identical twins Torrence and Thurman Thomas love playing urban contemporary R&B. And today these ASKTHETHOMASBROS band members are making sure the gigs last well into the future.

“I’ve noticed small things here and there but nothing substantial, because once I saw first and foremost, that I was losing, I was like, ‘I need to do something about this to help prevent it,'” said musician Torrence Thomas who plays bass guitar, drums and sings in the ASKTHETHOMASBROS band.