Santa Monica, Calif. — MusiCares®, in partnership with the AES and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, will be hosting free hearing screenings Thursday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm during the Los Angeles AES Convention.
A CAOHC (Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation) certified audiometric technician, using the latest calibrated equipment, will evaluate the hearing of attendees, with test results reviewed on site by certified audiologists. This opportunity will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and interested individuals will be asked to complete a brief, one page form for MusiCares. Staffed with professional audiologists, the hearing test van will be located at the rear of the exhibition hall between the Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo.
This free hearing test opportunity at AES is a result of The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Hearing Health Initiative, which is a partnership between the P&E Wing and MusiCares designed to maximize efforts to educate about hearing health and best practices for hearing conservation. This initiative has been propelled by recent studies demonstrating the large number of teenagers at risk of hearing loss from how loud they've been listening to music over the last 15 years.
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google +,Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.