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. Presented at virtual AES conference along with the Loudspeakers and Headphone TC committee and World Heath Organization on safety and concert sound levels
  2. Organizing a 4th International AES Conference on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention. Anticipated Date: May 2024
  3. Organized presentation of World Health Organizations Listen Safe Initiative at Vienna 2020
  4. Member Michael Santucci AuD lectured the inaugural conference for Mastering Engineers on safe listening and hearing wellness strategies.

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.

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

 Gordon Reid  Jan Voetmann  Peter Mapp 
 Bozena Kostek  Ian Kuhn  Michael Santucci 
 J M Woodgate  Scott Snyder  J. Keith McElveen 
 Preben Kvist  Lawrence Revit  Ainslie Harris 
 Neil Cherian  Benjamin Kanters  Laura Sinnott 
 David Robb  Shannon Switzer  Brandon Vaccaro 
 John Dawson  Dorte Hammershoi  Jean-Marc Jot 
 Gonzalo J. Rodriguez  Pawel Gorski  Gary Gottlieb 
 Adam Hill  Jonny Jensen  Retnaguru Sandrakasan 
 Rodrigo OrdoƱez  Jaime Serquera 

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

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