2016.09.26 Present “IEM Fundamentals and Safe Sound” at AES




Abstract:In-ear monitors provide many benefits, but there’s no guarantee they can save performers’ hearing. This discussion examines the physiology of hearing and fundamentals of in-ear monitoring that can help with hearing conservation.




At the upcoming Audio Engineering Society convention in Los Angeles, Sensaphonics founder and President, Dr. Michael Santucci, Au. D., will be joining legendary sound engineer Mark Frink for their presentation, “IEM Fundamentals & Safe Sound.” The session will take place Saturday, October 1st at 12 Noon on the Live Sound Events stage.

With their complimentary perspectives as audiologist and engineer, Santucci and Frink bring a powerful combination of knowledge and perspective on hearing health and touring sound. The information presented at this session, when properly implemented, will help engineers create a stage environment that is conducive to both high-impact, high resolution monitoring and long-term hearing wellness.


Dr. Michael Santucci is an internationally acclaimed audiologist and hearing conservation expert. He is co-chair of the AES Technical Committee on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention. His firm, Sensaphonics, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of custom in-ear monitors. An independent engineer and tech writer, Mark Frink is production manager and sound engineer for the Jacksonville Symphony. He has mixed major tours ranging from Zac Brown to the Three Tenors, and had done major events including the Super Bowl halftime show, the Pope at Giants Stadium, and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Live Sound Expo is a venue dedicated to sound reinforcement topics, and is part of the AES Convention. The expo stage is located on the convention show floor along with the manufacturer exhibits, and is free to all registered attendees. The 141st Audio Engineering Society convention takes place September 29 to October 1, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information, CLICK HERE.


Mark Frink

Primary Affiliation: Program Coordinator/Stage Manager – Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Secondary Affiliation: Independent Engineer and Tech Writer – IATSE 115


Mark Frink earned his BA in Economics from UMass in 1982 while running a college sound company. The next decade was spent with Sun Sound Audio, founding the KF 850 User Network and touring with Crystal Gayle, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega and 10, 000 Maniacs, as well as countless ‘one-offs.’

Joining Mix magazine in 1993 as its live sound editor, he continued working as an independent engineer, with projects including the Metropolitan Opera, the Pope’s visit to Giants Stadium, Tony Bennett’s ‘Unplugged’ tour, Atlanta Olympics basketball, assisting Pavaroti and the Three Tenors, monitors for Joni Mitchell’s symphony tour, a decade working with ATK at the Super Bowl and a decade mixing monitors for k.d. lang. After 4 years with Live Sound International magazine, Mark was Editor for Front of House for 12 months, followed by a couple years of mixing IEMs for Zac Brown Band. When not on the road, Mark does sound for the Jacksonville Symphony and writes.

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