AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

S. Benjamin Kanters

S. Benjamin Kanters

Primary Affiliation: Columbia College - Chicago, IL, USA
Secondary Affiliation: Hear Tomorrow
AES Member Type: Associate
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MM Music Technology, Northwestern University
Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Co-Director, Audio Design & Production Major
Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics, Columbia College Chicago

Benj has been on the faculty of Columbia College since 1993, where his teaching responsibilities include recording technology, audio theory and hearing physiology and conservation.

Prior to Columbia, he spent twenty years in the audio and music industries, including fourteen years as an adjunct professor of audio in the Schools of Music and Communications of Northwestern University.

Through the 1970s, he was partner and front-of-house engineer of the Chicago area concert club Amazingrace. There, he worked with jazz and folk artists including Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett and Sonny Rollins; Steve Goodman, EmmyLou Harris and John Hartford. After Amazingrace, he spent 5 months on the road as Pat Metheny’s first front-of-house engineer. During the 1980s, he was partner and chief managing engineer of Studiomedia Recording Company in Evanston, a full-service facility involved in contemporary and commercial music production.

Since studying hearing physiology during graduate studies in 2000, he continues to follow developments in the field, including hearing disorders and conservation. In 2007, he founded The Hearing Conservation Workshop, lecturing to students and professionals in audio engineering, music and the hearing sciences. To date, he has presented over 80 workshops in the US, Mexico and Europe.

In 2014, Benj was recognized for his work to promote hearing awareness, receiving the Safe in Sound Award from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and The National Hearing Conservation Association, and the Natalie Stukas Award in Hearing Conservation from the Illinois Academy of Audiology.

Memberships & Affiliations:
Audio Engineering Society
National Hearing Conservation Association
Performing Arts Medicine Association
Advisory Board Member –
Hugh Knowles Hearing Center of Northwestern University
The Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation

Session List

Oct 29: W1: Hearing Smart (Panelist)

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