San Francisco, CA/Pineville, PA/Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 19, 2006
NAMM: The Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers Foundation (H.E.A.R.®) announced today their inclusion in new product materials from XtremeMac, Apple iPod® accessories giant, in their new co-branding of the Future Sonics - designed model FS1 high-definition earphones. According to founder/director, Kathy Peck, "While Future Sonics has always included H.E.A.R. in their product manuals and marketing, their new FS1 is the first consumer earphone to produce a really outstanding quality of sound at lower volumes."
Future Sonics has supported the H.E.A.R. Foundation for more than seventeen years. In continuing to support hearing education, their new designs are being distributed through a co-branding agreement with XtremeMac [originally announced May 25, 2005] that now feature H.E.A.R. in the FS1 product materials along with a more comprehensive warnings about the potential risks from misuse of personal earphone products with portable digital media players.
Peck's foundation offers outreach programs, educational support and organizational support so that people more fully understand how to protect the hearing that they have and to realize the risks of both prolonged exposure to sound as well as the potential damage from higher sound pressure levels (SPL's).
Legendary guitarist, Pete Townsend, continues to be outspoken regarding the risks involved with high SPL's from headphones and earphones. Townsend helped create The H.E.A.R. Foundation as an initial investor and supporter from the earliest days of the foundation's hearing clinics not long after Peck suffered her own permanent hearing damage. Peck's story was featured as the June 2005 cover story in Newsweek magazine ( link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8017906/site/newsweek/) and, most recently, featured on CBS News (link: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/11/29/eveningnews/main1085446.shtml) discussing her teaming up with Townsend to bring the importance of hearing education to the public long before the iPod market exploded.
H.E.A.R. showcases a wide range of professional personal monitors and professional earphones from Etymotic Research, Future Sonics, Precision Audiotronics, Sensaphonics, Shure, Westone and others; however, Future Sonics and XtremeMac are the first companies to provide this important type of visibility for all consumers in this product type's marketplace.
H.E.A.R. will be at the NAMM show with their team at booth #2005.
Founded in 1988, H.E.A.R.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music fans through education and grassroots advocacy. With support from the music industry, musicians, audiologists, physicians, hearing health organizations, health manufacturers and individual donors, H.E.A.R.® is helping to raise awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music. To take a self-hearing test online or find an audiologist in your area, log onto http://www.hearnet.com. Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers is a hearing health nonprofit public benefit organization 501 (c) (3).
About Future Sonics
Now in their 21st year of innovations, Future Sonics Incorporated's award- winning Ear Monitors (R) brand of professional earphones, Ears (TM) brand universal personal monitors and OEM product designs continues to make them the industry leader for concert tours, recording artists, audio engineers, professional media/broadcasting and houses of worship worldwide. Their dedication to excellence in sound quality, reliability and personal service serve the industry's audio professionals with their products, consulting services and complete system development. Future Sonics products are available online at http://www.futuresonics.com and via their preferred provider network.
XtremeMac designs, manufactures and markets innovative accessories for Apple’s iPod. With its debut in January 2002 at Macworld Expo, XtremeMac entered the market as one of the first manufacturers of iPod accessories. XtremeMac products can be purchased online at http://www.XtremeMac.com and http://www.apple.com, and through retailers including The Apple Store and XtremeMac’s network of resellers and distributors.
For more information, contact:
Kathy Peck Director H.E.A.R.®
Belinda Banks for XtremeMac
S&S Public Relations
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