H.E.A.R.'s web site, hearnet.com, provides vital
hearing loss and Tinnitus information. H.E.A.R. receives thousands
of requests a day from musicians and music lovers all over
the world, looking for audiologists, otolaryngologists (ENT
doctors), Tinnitus specialists, other hearing specialists
and music business professionals.
By becoming a H.E.A.R. Partner, you or your
company can help educate people to prevent hearing loss and
tinnitus while expanding your network. H.E.A.R. partners include
audiologists, ear doctors, hearing instrument specialists,
speech pathologists, health organizations, educators, musicians,
music fans, music industry, and business professionals.
We invite you to represent your city as a H.E.A.R.
- For a donation of
$150 to join, your business name and contact information
will be listed on the Gold Partner referral section of
our web site as a local provider. $50. for each additional
- For a donation of
$500 to join, you'll get the Platinum Partner
listing plus a link
to your web site. You will also receive a contact listing with in our Gold Partners referral section.
A little more about H.E.A.R.
Twenty million Americans are exposed to hazardous
sound levels regularly. Mead Killion Ph.D. suggests, "the
evidence is coming in that intense music over a period of
time is just as damaging as intense industrial noise." Music
is one industry where technology has outpaced the human body's
ability to cope. As a result, many young musicians, DJs and
music fans have had their hearing permanently damaged.
H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for
Rockers) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising
awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive
noise levels which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating,
hearing loss and Tinnitus. Damage from dangerous decibels
can occur whether its from playing music, attending concerts,
dance clubs, raves, using stereo ear-phones, playing amplified
systems too loudly or, other noisy activities.
We're here for musicians, DJs, sound engineers,
music fans (especially young people) and anyone needing help
with their hearing. If your hearing is fine we're here to
help keep it that way. If not, we can help.
H.E.A.R. has been recognized around the world
for its diligent efforts to educate the public on the dangers
of excessive noise, and to provide adequate hearing protection
for the public. The organization's public service announcements
are all over the mainstream media, including MTV, CNN, PBS,
Newsweek, Guitar Player, MIX Magazine, and Rolling Stone.
H.E.A.R.'s information tables with free earplugs are at concerts
across the U.S., promoting awareness of hearing damage. As
a voice of concern from both the music and medical communities,
we are determined to make our message heard. H.E.A.R. wants
you to enjoy the music for a long, long time.
Affiliation with H.E.A.R. and hearnet helps
to fund continuing outreach and the development of educational
materials such as:
"Can't Hear You Knocking," (17 min. version
Flynner Films) a critically-acclaimed video program available
for schools and television broadcast. The Active Physics curriculum
program for U.S. Junior High and High Schools.
The Active Physics program is funded by the National Science
Foundation in association with the American Association of
Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics.