Sensaphonics Golden Circle seminar participants for April included (L-R) audiologist Heather Bentley (Sensaphonics); Mariah Menichino (Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore); Suzanne Katko (Westside Audiology Services, Camillus NY); Mary Sue Harrison (Today’s Hearing, Houston); Linda Pink (Sensaphonics, front) and instructors Michael Santucci and Thom Fiegle of Sensaphonics.Chicago (May 23, 2008)–Sensaphonics has added seven audiologists to its network of musician-certified practitioners, upon the completion of the company’s Golden Circle seminar series. The two-day seminars are presented at Sensaphonics’ Chicago headquarters by president Michael Santucci and sound engineering consultant Thom Fiegle.
“The music market is very different from mainstream audiology,” notes Michael Santucci. “Customers are using in-ear monitoring as a professional tool, and aren’t necessarily concerned about hearing problems. It’s our job as audiologists to do more than just provide impressions for custom earphones. We must also take the role of hearing consultant for musicians, advising them and encouraging safe listening strategies that can prolong their careers by preventing long-term damage.”
The Golden Circle seminars explain how concert audio works, the technical details behind in-ear monitoring, backstage etiquette and hands-on experience in working with a live band. Participants also get a tour of the company’s custom earphone manufacturing laboratory, and the Musicians’ Hearing Clinic.
Golden Circle member Mary Sue Harrison of Today’s Hearing in Katy, TX, near Houston, attended the seminar as a refresher course. “Having already learned so much from Michael, I was surprised at how much new information was presented,” she commented. “There are so many more product options now, including new ways to take accurate measurements of in-ear sound levels. I was really glad I attended.”
New members of the Sensaphonics Golden Circle referral network include: Edmond Ayvazyan (Toronto, Ontario); David Cuthbertson (Ellsworth, ME); Louis Kanavos (Windsor, Ontario); Suzanne Katko (Camillus, NY); Doug Kloss (Milwaukee, WI); Mariah Menichino (Baltimore, MD); and Amy Stewart of Seattle, WA).
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