May 1, 2002 12:00 PM
TEC Awards: Now Hear This
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has distributed the proceeds from the 17th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards. The event raised $45,000, which will support efforts to inform audio professionals and musicians about noise-induced hearing loss. It will also provide financial aid for deserving students of the audio arts and sciences.
More than half the proceeds have been donated to the Sound Partners program of the House Ear Institute (Los Angeles) and San Francisco's Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.), nonprofit organizations that educate audio engineers, musicians and the general public about the prevention of hearing impairment from over-exposure to loud sound levels in the music environment.
The remaining proceeds will benefit scholarship programs at Berklee College of Music, Ex'pression Center for New Media, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Miami, University of Southern California, the AES Educational Foundation and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS).