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3M has five audio programs available. The first two are studio productions. The remaining ones are live recordings – one is a lecture and the other two are radio broadcasts.
Audio Demonstration Series
The Audio Demonstration Series consists of two programs intended to introduce concepts in hearing and hearing conservation and to amplify them via sound clips recorded with state-of-the-art fidelity and realism. The programs each run about 15 minutes in length and are suitable for use in high school, undergraduate, and graduate college classroom, CAOHC courses, seminars, and customer sales and education. Educators should feel free to excerpt passages most relevant to their program.
Program 1 includes some of the best demonstrations of hearing loss and tinnitus available today as well as discussion of basic concepts in acoustics and noise-measurement. Program 2 provides a lucid explanation of flat–and moderate–attenuation hearing protectors and lets the listener audition the characteristics and benefits of such devices.
Program 3 is a lecture intended to explore the excitement of acoustics and the wonders of hearing, suitable for a general audience. Program 4 is a 30–min. radio interview broadcast in the summer of 2004 on WNYU radio, New York . It features Les Blomberg, Director of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse , talking about noise pollution and community activism, David Schroeder, Director of NYU Jazz Studies, talking about music and noise, and Elliott Berger , Senior Scientist, Auditory Research, of Aearo Technologies, discussing the effects of noise and the importance of hearing protection. Program 5 is a 30–min. radio interview
by Michelle Nagai from the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology for GiantEar web radio, conducted in April 2006. It features Elliott Berger , Senior Scientist, Auditory Research, of Aearo Technologies, and Nancy Nadler, Director, Development, and Amy Boyle, Director, Public Education, of the Center for Hearing and Communication discussing noise and hearing related issues, hearing testing, as well as the New York City noise ordinance.
All of the programs are available using Windows Media Player or can be requested (at no charge) directly from Aearo. The internet versions allow you to audition the programs to determine their suitability; for best quality the CD versions are recommended.
Programs 1 and 2 come on one CD (Product Code 70–0715–6978–7) or two separate audio cassettes (Product Codes 70–0715–6975–3 – Audio and Hearing Loss Demo, and 70–0715–6977–9 – Listening in Noise).
For those in the U.S., order by contacting customer service at 800-225-9038. Those outside the U.S. should contact Cyd Kladden.
Programs 3 (lecture) and 4 and 5 (radio interviews) are available only on CD. To request contact Cyd Kladden .