Santa Monica, Calif. (March 23, 2017) — MusiCares® and The Recording Academy®'s Producers & Engineers Wing® presented the panel "Listen Up: Why Protecting Your Hearing Really Does Matter" as part of the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival on Friday, March 17, 2017. The panel was moderated by Maureen Droney, former audio engineer and currently The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology. Speakers included S. Benjamin Kanters, Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Audio Arts & Acoustics Department, Columbia College Chicago; Dr. Michael Santucci, audiologist and founder/president of Sensaphonics Hearing Preservation Foundation; and Brett Bryngelson, MusiCares Program Specialist and Manager.
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Photo caption: Audio professionals gathered for the panel "Listen Up: Why Protecting Your Hearing Really Does Matter" as part of the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival on Friday, March 17, 2017. Pictured L to R: panelist Dr. Michael Santucci, audiologist and founder/president of Sensaphonics Hearing Preservation Foundation; moderator Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology; and panelist S. Benjamin Kanters, Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Audio Arts & Acoustics Department, Columbia College Chicago. Photo by Mike Jbara, MQA. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy/Mike Jbara. ©2017
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About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, like "Recording Academy / GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy’s social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.