Free Hearing Screenings Offered at InfoComm
May 31, 2005 4:52 PM
The House Ear Institute and Shure Incorporated will partner to provide free hearing screenings to attendees and exhibitors at the 2005 InfoComm Exposition at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The free hearing screenings will be available in Booth #3901 during show hours from Wednesday, June through Friday, June 10, and will be open 30 minutes before the show for the convenience of exhibitors. A certified health technician conducts the screenings based on regulatory guidelines established by OSHA, and House Ear Institute personnel will provide hearing health education and resources.
The screenings are offered through the House Ear Institute's Sound Partners hearing conservation program with exclusive sponsorship from Shure. 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 85dB, and practical protection methods to encourage the lifelong enjoyment of sound.
"We've partnered with the House Ear Institute for the past several years to provide free hearing screenings for attendees at various trade shows," says Sandy LaMantia, president and CEO of Shure Incorporated. "We greatly appreciate their support of our efforts to educate the professional audio community about the dangers of hearing loss and look forward to bringing this service to the attendees at this year's InfoComm for the very first time."
"Shure is a longtime advocate of hearing conservation education and supporter of the House Ear Institute's educational programs for pro audio and recording professionals," says Marilee Potthoff, director of marketing and outreach, House Ear Institute. "Through their sponsorship, we are able to offer professional hearing screening services and the Institute's extensive hearing health and science expertise to thousands of industry professionals whose careers depend on hearing well."