May 19, 2008

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) participated for the first time in the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmens Caucus’ annual "Shoot Out" in Glenn Dale, Md, May 13 through May 14. The event featured a competition between Democrat and Republican members of the House in trap, skeet, and sporting clay contests. HIA was an event sponsor and reports that several HIA members and staff attended and reinforced the HIA slogan for the day: "Firearm Safety means Hearing Safely."

HIA Chairman Jerry Ruzicka, Starkey Labs, brought a team from Starkey to fit participants with Magnum Ears, electronic hearing protection. Nearly 50 participants were reported to have borrowed the Magnum Ears, including 10 Representatives. Wearing Magnum Ears himself, HIA secretary/treasurer Jeff Taylor of Sonion US represented HIA as a member of Rep Charlie Melancon’s (D-La) shooting team.

Source: Hearing Industries Association