NILES, IL, November 2, 2010 — For the second straight year, Shure Incorporated and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have partnered to provide free hearing screenings to attendees at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco from November 4-7.
“Shure has long been a supporter of hearing conservation as a corporate cause,” said Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure. “We are grateful for the NCHA's shared enthusiasm and appreciate their efforts to help provide this service to the attendees at this year's AES convention.”
The free screenings will be available during show hours in Booth 1709 at the AES Convention in the Moscone Convention Center. An audiologist will be available to speak with test participants about their hearing screening results and offer additional hearing health information and educational materials.
“This continued partnership between Shure, NHCA, and the AES Technical Committee on Hearing and Hearing Loss is a real benefit to AES convention attendees,” said Dr. Brian Fligor, chair of the NHCA Music-Induced Hearing Disorders taskforce. “Early identification of hearing disorders maximizes opportunities for technical solutions to optimize the engineer's performance and prevent potentially career-threatening hearing injuries.”
Shure is sponsoring the hearing screenings as part of the Company's Listen Safe program, which is dedicated to educating musicians, audio professionals and consumers about how to enjoy sound responsibly.
“While most audio professionals are savvy consumers of sound, hearing injuries such as tinnitus, abnormal pitch perception, loudness intolerance and loss of hearing sensitivity often develop as a result of high sound exposures, and may be permanent,” said Dr. Michael Santucci, President of Sensaphonics and Vice-Chair of the AES Technical Committee on Health and Hearing Loss. “Prevention is the key and a fully-informed and educated consumer is less likely to sustain such injuries.”
About Shure Incorporated
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure's diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphones and in-ear personal monitor systems, headphones for performers, presenters and recordists, award-winning earphones and headsets for use with MP3 players and smart phones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.
Shure Incorporated corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and the United States.
About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)
The mission of the National Hearing Conservation Association is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA provides networking, resources and professional development opportunities to improve skills, practices and services for over 600 members. NHCA's membership includes audiologists, researchers, students, industrial hygienists, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, engineers, medical professionals, audio professionals and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention. For more information about the National Hearing Conservation Association, visit us online at www.hearingconservation.org.
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