Teaching Hearing Awareness And Conservation
To The Audio, Music And Hearing Science Communities…
Benj is an innovator in bringing much-needed and rarely-found hearing loss prevention education into the music and audiological communities . . .
Michael Santucci, AuD, F-AAA
President, Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, Inc.
The combination of interesting facts, animations, and humor kept the audience’s attention. You have good ways of making the more advanced concepts easy to understand . . . At the same time, you connected this information with our love of music and sound, making it meaningful and personal.
Associate Professor of Music
Ball State University
The Workshop is an invaluable learning experience that makes a significant impact on how our students think about hearing and how they go about protecting their most valuable asset.
Agnieszka Roginska, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Director of Music Technology
New York University
Your workshop and lecture had a measurable impact, as all of my students are now interested in ways they can preserve their own hearing.
Professor, College of Mass Communications and Media Arts
Southern Illinois University / Carbondale
Thank you again for coming to NYC and for the wonderful presentation of your workshop at the AES meeting of the NY section. I received numerous comments saying that it was one of the best-presented meetings and topics we've had.
New York Area AES Chapter Secretary
Benj has made it his mission to bridge the gap between the scientific and music communities and consumers who are exposed to unsafe sound levels, so that all listeners can make good choices.
Gail Gudmundsen, AuD
Former Managing Director, Sales and Marketing,
Mr. Kanters presentation and lecture style demonstrated an enthusiasm and passion for audiology and hearing conservation. He kept the standing-room-only audience engaged throughout and I personally gained information from this session that changed the way I practice audiology.
Mindy K. Brudereck, AuD,
Past-President, Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology
Mr. Kanters’ expertise and gifted teaching style enable him to make a unique contribution to both our knowledge base and clinical practices as audiologists when it comes to noise induced hearing loss and hearing conservation.
Carolyn M. Smaka, AuD
Managing Editor, AudiologyOnline.com
Hear Tomorrow and
The Hearing Conservation Workshop
We seek to educate and promote awareness of the damage to our hearing caused by continued exposure to loud sounds. HearTomorrow acknowledges the unique pleasures that sound gives us, but also the need for individuals to take personal responsibility to care for what is one of our least understood senses. We want to encourage everyone to continue to enjoy sound in all its beauty and diversity – but without forgetting safety. We live in an increasingly noisy world. We are constantly bombarded by sounds we both like and dislike. But any sound, liked or disliked, is potentially damaging if it is loud enough. Worse, we often try to drown out “noise” with sounds we like. That is a classic recipe for hearing loss. Most industrial workplaces are under the scrutiny of government organizations, which stipulate safe noise levels for workers. Management and employees are educated about the hazards of noisy environments and instructed in effective methods of hearing protection. No such attention is given to sound levels in entertainment or recreation, and noise hazards certainly exist outside the workplace. Concerts, dance clubs, sporting events, and many forms of outdoor recreation pose a threat to our hearing. Since there is no government regulation, it is up to the individual to at least be aware of the potential hazard and make informed decisions about exposure to such sound levels. HearTomorrow.org and The Hearing Conservation Workshop are dedicated to communicating this issue to those who will be in the best position to act as role models of “sensible listening” to the general public. Through a touring seminar/workshop, students and professionals in the audio and music communities around the country will be invited to learn about hearing, hearing loss, and hearing conservation.
This is a daunting challenge for us all. We are no more ready to jump straight into a totally hearing-safe world than we were ready to enter a smoke-free world in the mid-60s, when the surgeon-general first put warnings on packs of cigarettes. But we can begin the process of thinking and knowing to place ourselves in a position of “informed decision-making.” We will find new ways of analyzing and managing sound that are less taxing but every bit as satisfying. And so this site and The Hearing Conservation Workshop are dedicated to better learning, better listening, and better sound.
Communities We Serve
Musicians & Producers
Studio and Live Reinforcement Engineers
Audio & Music Programs
Concert & Club Entrepreneurs
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