Safe-in-Sound award

The College of Music and Kris Chesky, director of UNT’s Texas Center for Music and Medicine, have earned the 2010 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award in the services sector from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association. Presented at the 35th annual Hearing Conservation Conference in February in Orlando, Fla., the award was given to UNT and Chesky for raising awareness of the importance of hearing loss prevention in musicians.
Researchers at the center have been studying ways to prevent noise-induced hearing loss from music exposure and discovering ways people can save their hearing at an early age.

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