Frank and Earmark Hearing Conservation participated in the inaugural production of the YallaPunk Conference and Festival in Philadelphia. He brought the hearing wellness discussion to the audiences and artists, as well complimentary earplugs...
Philadelphia is hosting the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Convention this week, and an article on the Healthy Kids section of Philly.com was dedicated to Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in children.
Hearing Protection at Concerts
Making hearing protection at concerts a positive headline is something we can get behind. Good on you, Pearl Jam!
MusiCares is Raising Awareness
MusiCares is the charitable arm of the Grammy Foundation and the Recording Academy. Their mission statement says it all:
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Read more about this exciting partnership that is bringing considerable attention to hearing wellness in the concert attendee audience.
Doctors advised AC/DC singer Brian Johnson to "stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss." http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/03/acdc-frontman-brian-johnson-ordered-to-stop-touring-immediately-or-risk-total-hearing-loss/
I hope there is more to this story, for Brian Johnson's sake. Not only is AC/DC known as one of the loudest bands of all time (http://tinyurl.com/jhyfgx9), Mr. Johnson has cited race car driving as a cause for hearing damage in past interviews. Whatever may be the exact cause, musicians like Brian Johnson rely on their hearing to deliver their performances, night after night. It is a real tragedy when a performer can no longer continue due to hearing problems.