Shure Incorporated (Evanston, Ill.) has donated microphones autographed by Ozzy Osbourne, *NSYNC, Moby, Nelly Furtado, Marilyn Manson, Christina Aguilera, Hank Williams Jr. and Chrissie Hynde for its first Shure Bid for Hearing, a charitable auction hosted by eBay.
The auction will raise funds to support Sound Partners TM, the House Ear Institute's hearing conservation program, which educates audio industry professionals about hearing health issues. The Shure Bid for Hearing auction is the first of several activities Shure is holding to promote the Better Hearing and Speech Month.
The charitable auction goes live on eBay on April 29, 2002. Visit www.shure.com/hearing and www.hei.org for more information about how to bid on these one-of-a-kind pieces of memorabilia, and visit www.ebay.com on April 29.
In addition to the charitable auction, HEI and Shure plan to co-host free hearing screenings at this year's NSCA pro audio convention. Shure will be launching www.shure.com/hearing on its Website to help educate the public about hearing conservation, and will also be giving away earplugs at five different venues in Chicago and Nashville to further increase awareness.