“Les Paul was a friend of H.E.A.R.” explained Kathy Peck, Executive Director of H.E.A.R., “Les knew that further work was going to be necessary in the area of music hearing conservation. Now, along with our partner the Les Paul Foundation and others, H.E.A.R. presents schools with Listen Smart Workshops and the Listen Smart Film Series. The series allow us to continue our mission of providing services and educating the public about hearing conservation.”
(L-R) H.E.A.R. Board of Directors: Joseph Montano Ed.D Weill Cornell Medical College and Dan Beck, Trustee of The Music Performance Trust Fund, Kathy Peck ED, hearing impaired musicians/composer and Co-Founder of H.E.A.R., with Michael Braunstein, Executive Director of The Les Paul Foundation and Marty Garcia, President of Future Sonics. Photo credits: Amelia Panico Photography
The award was presented as part of H.E.A.R. Day New York, a one-day conference for medical and health advocate experts and music industry leaders. Attendees learned ways to improve hearing conservation for performers, professionals, and music consumers to ensure continued creation, performance and enjoyment in less harmful ways. The crystal award, which bears H.EA.R.’s logo, was handcrafted by Bennett Sculpture/Bennett Awards.
The event was hosted by The Center for the Performing Artist at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical and H.E.A.R., a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus, making hearing conservation part of every music education and music lifestyle. http://hearnet.com/.