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House Ear Institute (HEI) Providing Free Hearing Screenings At Winter NAMM ‘09

Licensed audiologists from the House Ear Institute and House Clinic will also be available to counsel participants on their hearing screening results. The institute's outreach staff will offer additional hearing health education, literature and free disposable hearing protection.

The House Ear Institute (HEI) will provide free hearing screenings to attendees and exhibitors on the show floor of the 2009 NAMM Winter Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

The screenings at NAMM are a service of the institute’s Sound Partners hearing conservation program and made possible through the support of Shure Incorporated and the NAMM show. 

Sound Partners raises awareness among audio and music professionals and the listening public about the permanent hearing health risks associated with excessive exposure to sound volumes at or exceeding 85 decibels (dB). It also offers practical protection methods to encourage the lifelong enjoyment of sound.

The free hearing screenings will be available in Booth 1196 in Hall E between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 15 through Saturday, January 17 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2009.

Shure is the exclusive sponsor of the House Ear Institute’s hearing screenings at NAMM as part of their Listen Safe program. Shure’s Listen Safe program is dedicated to educating musicians, audio professionals and consumers about how to enjoy sound responsibly.

“Every year we see greater numbers of music professionals taking advantage of our free screenings and audiology consultations at NAMM,” said Marilee Potthoff, House Ear Institute marketing director.

Licensed audiologists from the House Ear Institute and House Clinic will be available to counsel participants on their hearing screening results, which are kept confidential. The institute’s outreach staff will offer additional hearing health education, literature and free disposable hearing protection.

For more information:
House Ear Institute Website

For additional information, visit House Ear Institute’s Sound Partners®; program at www.hei.org.

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