( Dr.Santucci to address WHO conference)



(Chicago, IL – September 16, 2015) Sensaphonics, the music industry leader in hearing wellness technology and innovation, is pleased to announce that company founder and President, Dr. Michael Santucci, has been invited to address a global conference on hearing health. The WHO-ITU Joint Stakeholders’ Consultation on Safe Listening Devices is part of the WHO “Make Listening Safe” initiative, and will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, October 1-2, 2015.

The event is a joint effort of two United Nations agencies: the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU). According to the WHO, an estimated 1.1 billion young people are at risk of early hearing loss. The conference will examine a wide range of perspectives on best practices and technology to promote safe listening, and will explore mechanisms and technology to reduce exposure to unsafe sound levels in personal audio devices. Attendees include researchers; audiologists; sound engineers; manufacturers of personal devices, earphones, and headphones; and civil society organizations.

“I am thrilled to attend this conference, and honored to be invited to speak to this select group of stakeholders in the area of safe listening practices and technology,” says Dr. Santucci. “Having the opportunity to share my perspective and experience in hearing loss prevention on a global stage is another career highlight for me.”

Known as “the experts in safe sound” for their focus on hearing wellness, Sensaphonics designs and manufactures custom in-ear monitors and hearing protection devices for the music industry. Under Santucci’s leadership, the company has worked raised awareness of hearing health issues in the music industry through education and innovative products since its founding in 1985.

The WHO focuses on international public health issues, while the ITU is concerned with issues related to information and communication technologies. Both U. N. agencies are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information on the conference, please visit the WHO conference website.






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