AES Technical Committee

Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention

Chair:    Michael Santucci      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Dorte Hammershoi      Send Email

Mission Statement

1. Raising AES member awareness of the normal and abnormal functions of the hearing process.

2. Raising AES member awareness of the risk and consequences of hearing loss resulting from excessive sound exposure.

3. Coordinating and providing technical guidance for the AES supported hearing testing and consultation programs at US and European Conventions.

4. Facilitating the maintenance and refinement of a database of audiometric test results and exposure information on AES members.

5. Forging a cooperative union between AES members, audio equipment manufacturers and the hearing the hearing conservation communities for purposes of developing strategies, technologies, and tools to reduce and prevent hearing loss.


Current Areas Of Work

  1. Organizing a 4th International AES Conference on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention. Anticipated Date: Late 2021 to early 2022
  2. Organizing presentation of World Health Organizations Listen Safe Initiative at Vienna 2020
  3. fielding possible topics for presentation at the AES 149

Would you like to contribute?

If you are interested in participating in the committee's work please send an e-mail to the chair Robert Schulein. Please indicate in your e-mail that you are interested in the AESTC-HHLP. We welcome those interested in joining the committee to attend a future committee meeting. AES and non AES members are always welcome. Please Note: You do not have to be an AES member to join this committee, however you must be an AES member to serve as Chair or Vice-Chair of the committee. The committee communicates by means of an e-mail reflector site. This committee meets approximately evety 6 months at alternate European and US conventions.

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Introduction

The AESTC on Hearing and Hearing Loss

Prevention was established in 2005 with

five initial goals focused on informing the

membership as to important aspects of the

hearing process and issues related to hearing

loss, so as to promote engineering based

solutions to improve hearing and

reduce hearing loss. Its aims include the

following: raising AES member awareness

of the normal and abnormal functions of

the hearing process; raising AES member

awareness of the risk and consequences of

hearing loss resulting from excessive sound

exposure; coordinating and providing technical

guidance for the AES-supported hearing

testing and consultation programs at

U.S. and European conventions; facilitating

the maintenance and refinement of a database

of audiometric test results and exposure

information on AES members; forging

a cooperative union between AES members,

audio equipment manufacturers, hearing

instrument manufacturers, and the hearing

conservation community for purposes of

developing strategies, technologies, and

tools to reduce and prevent hearing loss.


Technical Report:

2015-4-16     Hearing loops - the preferred assistive listening technology
Description: Journal article from April 2015 on the benefits of hearing loops


Committee Members

 Elizabeth Cohen  Gordon Reid  Ivan Stamac 
 Jan Voetmann  Peter Mapp  Robert Schulein 
 J M Woodgate  Christopher Struck  Jason Corey 
 Jeanne Stiernberg  J. Keith McElveen  Preben Kvist 
 Richard S Stroud  William L Martens  Jon Boley 
 John Dawson  Bozena Kostek  Michiel Van Eeden 
 Scott Snyder  Lawrence Revit  Gary Gottlieb 
 Ainslie Harris  Omatali Beckett  Anton Schlesinger 
 Ian Kuhn  Tim Ryan  Michael Santucci 
 Neil Cherian  Benjamin Kanters  Jonny Jensen 
 Marilee Potthoff  Jeff Schwartz  Laurie Wells 
 Brian Fligor  Waldo Nogueira  Dorte Hammershoi 
 Tom Fritsch  Gonzalo J. Rodriguez  Joseph Blasingame 
 Benjamin Mesiti  Kristin Bidwell  Zhong Xuan 
 Colin Bigland  Retnaguru Sandrakasan  John Usher 
 Jan van Doorn  Vicki Silver  Marshall Chasin 
 Charles Chan  Kathy Peck  Jaime Serquera 
 London Gleghorn 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

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