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Audiology program promotes​​ hearing protection through ADOPT-A-BAND

On July 19, 2016, A.T. Still University‘s Chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) donated high fidelity earplugs to 70 high school students from Mesa’s Skyline Coyote Marching Band. These special earplugs are designed for musicians and preserve the sound quality of music and voices, while reducing damaging noise to safe levels.

“Our goal was to educate young musicians and music educators so they can enjoy music without music-induced hearing loss and tinnitus,” said Dr. Parent-Buck.

ADOPT-A-BAND, an initiative of Etymotic Research, promotes awareness to young musicians, music educators, and parents about the importance of protecting hearing. SAA members Rachel Allgor, ’17, and Aarshee Talwar, ’19, initiated the event to provide valuable hearing protection to young musicians. In addition to fitting members of Skyline Marching Band, ATSU audiology students provided educational presentations and instruction to students under the supervision of Audiology Department Chair, Tabitha Parent-Buck, AuD.

 

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