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.

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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  Jan Voetmann 
 Peter Mapp  J M Woodgate  Bozena Kostek 
 Jason Corey  J. Keith McElveen  Preben Kvist 
 Lawrence Revit  Richard S Stroud  Jon Boley 
 John Dawson  Michiel Van Eeden  Scott Snyder 
 Jean-Marc Jot  Gary Gottlieb  Ainslie Harris 
 Anton Schlesinger  Ian Kuhn  Tim Ryan 
 Michael Santucci  Neil Cherian  Benjamin Kanters 
 Jonny Jensen  Jeff Schwartz  Brian Fligor 
 Waldo Nogueira  Laura Sinnott  Jon-Marc Jot 
 Dorte Hammershoi  Tom Fritsch  Gonzalo J. Rodriguez 
 Joseph Blasingame  Benjamin Mesiti  Kristin Bidwell 
 Zhong Xuan  Colin Bigland  Retnaguru Sandrakasan 
 John Usher  Jan van Doorn  Jaime Serquera 

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

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