AES Technical Committee

Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention

Chair:    Robert Schulein      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Michael Santucci      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Jan Voetmann      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 2nd International AES Conference on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention. Anticipated Date: Late 2015 to early 2016
  2. Re-starting an program to provide hearing screening testing at AES Conventions in the US and Europe, on a permanent basis.
  3. Organize a Special issue of JAES on hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention topics.

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

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

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