Hearing loss is a serious matter people, especially when it comes to those enshrined with the responsibility of selecting what songs the teeming masses will be subjected to through the instrument of corporate radio. That is why the massive Country Radio Seminar (or CRS), which happens every February in Nashville, has teamed up with Starkey Hearing Technologies to administer free hearing tests for DJ’s and radio professionals at CRS 2017.
Starkey Hearing Technologies develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids, and will be fully staffed with hearing audiologists for the event, Music Row reports. They will be stationed in the center of the Broadway pre-function exhibit space at the Omni Hotel where attendees can sign up to have their hearing tested. Results of the tests, and consultations will be provided right on site.
“Working in an industry where music is our life and livelihood, the ability to hear is crucial,” says Bill Mayne, CRS Executive Director. “CRS is proud to offer these tests free to our registrants, as the average costs for these tests are between $250-$450, depending on provider. We need to hear ALL the music! We are so proud to partner with the great folks at Starkey to make this possible!”
Karen Spaeth, Director of PR & Customer Experience for Starkey Hearing Technologies adds, “We are proud to join Country Radio Seminar in this opportunity to help educate attendees on their hearing and help identify hearing loss. We know first-hand how hearing loss can impact how music is heard and enjoyed.”
Hopefully the corporate DJ’s and other radio professionals who suffer from hearing problems can have those issues rectified so they can finally hear what they’re missing.