Noise-induced hearing loss from amplified music is a serious andgrowing problem. Everyone involved in entertainment technology has apersonal stake in the battle for hearing safety, whether it's your own,that of your employees, or the audiences we ultimately serve.
With assistance from Mix magazine and other industry supporters, theMix Foundation for Excellence in Audio (MFEA) raises thousands ofdollars annually for Sound Partners, a hearing conservation program ofthe House Ear Institute (a world-renowned leader in otologic researchand education), as well as H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awarenessfor Rockers). Sound Partners and H.E.A.R. present educational seminars,conduct free hearing screenings and distribute free earplugs atconcerts and other events.
But even with the sponsorship monies raised by producing suchrenowned annual industry events as the TEC Awards and the Mix L.A. Opengolf tournament, the MFEA contributions still fall short of the totalnecessary to fully fund educational efforts about this vital issue. TheMix Foundation is asking for your help in assisting it to continue toincrease its commitment to funding outreach programs for hearing lossprevention. Individual gifts can make a difference, whether it's $10,25, $50 or more. Your tax-deductible donation can be made online byclicking here. Every donation - large or small - moves uscloser to the goal of a better hearing future for everyone.
To learn more about the Mix Foundation, visit http://www.tecawards.org