COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NAMM) -- Westone, the leader in high performance audio, in-ear monitoring technology and hearing protection, announce that they will host a hearing health session at NAMM on Friday, January 24 from 4 – 5 pm. Melody Seiling, Associate Director at Hearing Health Foundation, will present information on the prevention of hearing loss to musicians and will be available to answer questions. Attendees during the information session will be eligible to win one of ten Westone TRU Universal hearing protection earpieces. TRU hearing protection is critically tuned to reduce volume yet maintain sound quality across the sound frequency spectrum and is designed for musicians and concert-goers who want a transparent listening experience.
Since 1959, Westone has developed technologies and custom products for the hearing health care and preservation market. Many of these tools and products are still in use by professionals and patients today. Relying on the same in-ear technology principles used in hearing and health care products, Westone developed specific balanced armature in-ear monitors for musicians that were designed to eliminate the need for on-stage monitors and block out hazardous live noise.
Established in 1958, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) is the largest private funder of hearing research. HHF's grantees have become leaders in the field of hearing research, with many going on to receive important federal grants. Former grantees make up 20% of recipients of the prestigious Association for Research in Otolaryngology Award of Merit. In 2011, HHF launched The Hearing Restoration Project (HRP), a consortium of the field's top researchers to provide a biologic cure for hearing loss in the next ten years. This historic endeavor will forever change the landscape of hearing loss solutions and affect the lives of millions of Americans who currently live with hearing loss.
"Westone is committed to building in-ear monitors for musicians with the focus on hearing protection. When we were approached in the 1990s to design the first in-ear monitors for Rush and Def Leppard, Westone created and delivered impeccable sound design as well as product that would protect the musicians' hearing," said John Lowrey, Vice President at Westone Audio. "Our commitment to Hearing Health Foundation, with a portion of every music product sale donated to HHF through the end of 2014, will help with their efforts to preserve hearing and help find a cure to hearing loss. Westone Audio delivers the best audio and hearing protection products to musicians and music lovers, and we are honored to support HHF as they work on a cure for those who have already experienced hearing loss."
"Hearing Health Foundation appreciates Westone's commitment to hearing preservation and their support of our work to cure hearing loss within the next decade," said Melody Seiling, Associate Director, Hearing Health Foundation. "Together we can make hearing loss a thing of the past and help people to hear music for years to come."
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Founded in 1959 and celebrating 55 years of audio excellence in 2014, Westone is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance in-ear musician's monitors, earphones and innovative speaker technology. After five decades of in-ear and acoustic innovation, Westone has developed a sizable portfolio of exclusive technologies, which incorporate only the most premium materials and optimal processes into all its products. Westone continues to pioneer new innovation into the world of audio and hearing. Their in-ear earphone product lines are actively endorsed by musicians and have won acclaim in countless reviews among audiophiles and artists worldwide. Westone is also committed to the prevention and cure of hearing loss and will donate a portion of every audio product sold through 2014 to the Hearing Health Foundation (www.hhf.org). Find out why Westone is Pure Music. For more information, please visit www.westoneaudio.com or call 800-525-5071.
About Hearing Health Foundation
Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. Since 1958 Hearing Health Foundation has given away millions of dollars to hearing and balance research, including work that led to cochlear implant technology and now through the Hearing Restoration Project is working on a cure for hearing loss. Hearing Health Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products. For more information, please visit Hearing Health Foundation at www.hhf.org or call 212-257-6140.