The Hearing Aid Music Foundation (www.hearingaidmusic.com) has just completed Listen Smart — Safely Handling the Power, a 15-minute educational film designed to raise awareness among young students about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and to encourage safer practices in consuming high-dB sound.
Industry leaders and artists involved in conveying their experience and advice on hearing conservation include producer Matthew Wilder, Moby, Ozzy Osbourne, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), Cyndi Lauper, Wyclef Jean, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Tracy Bonham, Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard, Oz), Deborah Harry (Blondie), Brad Delson (Linkin Park) and entertainment impresario Russell Simmons.
The film and a teacher's aid booklet are being distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada and other English-speaking countries worldwide. The film was partially funded by a grant from Shure; additional funds came from Sony Music Studios, BMG Entertainment, V2 Records and Xoff Records, as well as private donations.
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