The Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN will be highlighted by collaborative hearing conservation efforts between NAMM®, Mack’s® and H.E.A.R.® by providing free Mack’s® Acoustic Foam Ear Plugs in the bins around the entire trade show floor and lobby areas.
The nonprofit organization H.E.A.R., continues working together with the NAMM, The National Association of Music Manufactures organization, as they have for many years, to help promote the importance of hearing health issues. “We are noticing a real improvement in awareness through these efforts and we are very pleased to be able to contribute, in support of both the organizers and the attendees, for what we expect will be an outstanding NAMM show again this year,” reports Kathy Peck, co-founder and executive director of H.E.A.R.
Peck and Pete Benner National Sales Manager at Mack’s® agree “there truly is a wonderful change in the way musicians, sound engineers, music industry professionals and music students care for their hearing, but more needs to be done. It is our pleasure to continue our great relationship with NAMM® to further help people protect themselves from hearing damage as well as to save
whatever amount hearing they may have – even if any loss has already occurred.”
Founded in 1988, H.E.A.R.® Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers is a nonprofit hearing health organization 501(c) (3) dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music fans (especially teens) through education and grassroots advocacy. With support from, the music industry, musicians, audiologists, physicians, hearing health organizations, health manufacturers and individual donors, H.E.A.R.® is helping to raise awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music.
H.E.A.R.‘s DVD, “Listen Smart: Safely Handling the Power of Sound,” the Cine Golden Eagle award-winning “rockmentary” produced by Dan Beck (HAMF) and directed by Pamela French that features Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Moby and others designed to create awareness about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and encourage safer practices.
To learn more about H.E.A.R. and Listen Smart Program for schools or find an audiologist in your area, log onto hearnet.com.
About Mack’s® Hearing Protection
Since 1962, Mack’s® Hearing Protection has been offering innovative ear plugs for musicians, concerts, jam sessions, nightclubs and loud events. Mack’s® latest innovations include Mack’s® Hear Plugs High Fidelity Musician’s Ear Plugs (the unique filters ensure natural sound while reducing harmful noise) and Mack’s® Acoustic Foam Ear Plugs (the first soft foam ear plugs specifically designed for the music market). Mack’s® is USA’s #1 doctor-recommended ear plug brand.