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TEC Donates


It’s how you listen (and a big ear doesn’t hurt, either): House Ear Institute’s Marilee Potthoff (left), and Mix Foundation’s Karen Dunn and Hillel Resner

Following the 21st Annual TEC Awards, the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that more than $40,000 has been contributed to hearing organizations and audio education programs. More than half of the amount will support a new outreach campaign of the House Ear Institute to educate teens and young adults about protecting their hearing while listening to music.

The balance was donated to scholarships and student assistance programs of the AES Education Foundation, SPARS, six existing endowment funds at colleges and universities, and one individual TEC Awards Scholarship. The monies were distributed in addition to $28,000 in net proceeds from the TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction on eBay, half of which went to H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers). For more information about the Mix Foundation’s programs, visit or call Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149.