Listen Carefully Contest – Private Concert From Aloe Blacc

Derrick Coleman

We take our hearing very lightly now-a-days, however one thing most people are not aware of is the fact that our hearing is not only very fragile but also susceptible to getting damaged after exposure to sound of 85db our higher for a given amount of time.

Today 1 in 6 American teens has permanent hearing loss due to high volume sounds. Listen Carefully, a Starkey Hearing Foundation program, has teamed up with newly Grammy Nominated Interscope Recording Artist Aloe Blacc in an effort to raise awareness toward noise-induced hearing loss in teens.

The national video contest challenges middle school and high school students (ages 13-18) to create public service announcements about the importance of hearing protection. Blacc will perform a free concert for a student/school who submits the winning PSA on the subject of preventing youth hearing loss.

 

 

Win Private Concert from Recording Artist Aloe Blacc in Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Video Contest

Listen Carefully Contest Challenges Students to Create a PSA About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Which Affects 1 in 6 American teens.

To raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss in teens, Listen Carefully, a Starkey Hearing Foundation program, launched a national video contest today challenging middle school and high school students (ages 13-18) to create public service announcements (PSAs) about the importance of hearing protection. The winning student(s) and their school will win a private concert by Interscope recording artist Aloe Blacc in 2015.

The “Listen Carefully Contest” was created in response to data showing that noise-induced hearing loss increased 30 percent in teens over the past decade.  Today 1 in 6 American teens has permanent hearing loss due to high volume sounds.  Listen Carefully is a domestic program of Starkey Hearing Foundation, an international nonprofit that gives the gift of hearing to people in need around the world.

The Listen Carefully contest is accepting 30-second video submissions between November 24 and December 31, 2014 from teens ages 13-18 who are enrolled an accredited U.S. middle school or high school.  Video should be submitted to Listen Carefully’s official contest page  (http://www.listencarefully.org/video-contest/ ). Qualifying entries will be made public for general voting from January 13-31, 2015.  The top three finalists will be notified on February 1, 2015 and the  grand prize winner will win a private concert from Aloe Blacc at his or her school. Second and third place winners will each receive a GoPro© camera and a trip to attend the concert with a parent or legal guardian.

 

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