Company honored for Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention at first annual Safe In Sound Awards sponsored by NIOSH and NHCA.
Sensaphonics, the technology leader in hearing-related products for the music industry, has been honored with the inaugural Safe In Sound Award for Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention. The honor was presented February 13 at the 34th Annual Hearing Conservation Conference in Atlanta. Sensaphonics founder and President Michael Santucci, Au.D., accepted.
The Safe In Sound Awards are co-sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). The awards honor companies that have shown dedication to preventing noise-induced hearing loss through excellent practices in the work environment. NIOSH is part of the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control within the Dept. of Health and Human Services, the federal agency responsible for preventing work-related injury and illness.
“This is an incredible honor,” said Michael Santucci. “To be recognized by NIOSH and the NHCA for our work in high-risk, unregulated environments like the music industry is incredible. It’s an affirmation that we’ve been doing the right thing by developing new products and technologies, educating our customers, and mentoring audiologists in how to help musicians achieve longer, healthier careers by preserving their hearing.”
According to the awards committee, Sensaphonics was selected to receive the Innovation Award for being a pioneer in combining products, audiology services, and education to reach their hearing loss prevention goals; for its culture of innovation and educational outreach; and for its efforts to raise awareness of the importance of hearing loss prevention among audiologists, the music industry and the general public.
Recent product developments such as the patent-pending 3D Active Ambient IEM System and dB Check in-ear sound level analyzer have firmly established Sensaphonics as the technology leader in custom earphones. In addition, the company has worked tirelessly to educate the music industry on hearing loss prevention through lectures, published articles, research studies and its Golden Circle training seminars for audiologists. Sensaphonics is also the only earphone manufacturer with a musicians’ hearing clinic, providing individual testing and counseling in its Chicago headquarters.