October 29, 2007

A record-breaking crowd of audio professionals at the 123rd AES Convention in New York packed the House Ear Institute booth to get free hearing screenings provided through its Sound Partners™ hearing conservation education program. Nearly 700 people took advantage of the free screenings sponsored by Shure Incorporated, an increase of more than 200 people over last year.

Many more took advantage of hearing health information offered by House Ear Institute, which distributed more than 7,000 pairs of ear plugs along with hearing health materials. Demand for information on noise-induced hearing loss was so much greater than previous years that Institute staff had distributed all educational materials by the end of the New York show. Institute audiologist Andy Vermiglio, AuD, also provided attendees with new hearing conservation information as a panelist at the Monday health workshop presented by Sarah Jones of Mix Magazine.

“We are thrilled with the turnout we got this year and grateful for the support we received from both Shure Incorporated and AES to help us provide this service to audio professionals attending the show,” says Marilee Potthoff, marketing director, HEI.  “We are committed to contributing to better hearing health for the audio industry and gratified that our expertise and services are so clearly appreciated by the AES members.”

SOURCE: House Ear Institute