The House Ear Institute (HEI), Los Angeles, is returning to the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention for its 12th year to provide hearing conservation education and screenings to thousands of AES members. The screenings are part of the institute’s Sound Partners hearing conservation education program.

Screenings and other hearing-health information will be available in Booth 222 during the convention, which is scheduled from October 2 through 5 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Shure Inc, Niles, Ill is the exclusive sponsor of HEI hearing screenings at the event. Shure’s Listen Safe program educates musicians, audio professionals, and consumers about how to enjoy sound responsibly.

Last year, almost 700 people participated in the free screenings, an increase of 200-plus people from the prior year.

Licensed audiologists, from the House Ear Institute and Clinic will be available to counsel participants on their hearing screening results, which are kept confidential. 

For more information, visit HEIs Sound Partners program Web site  or the site for teens and young adults.

HEI is a nonprofit  organization dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and education to improve quality of life.