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H.E.A.R. This

by Rebecca Eisenberg

We all enjoy our rock and roll music. But, unfortunately, not enough music lovers take good care of their ears. And, when music makers suffer ear damage such as tinnitus, we all lose. Healthy ears make good music. That's what H.E.A.R. is for.

Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education about the dangers of hearing loss through exposure to high levels of sound.

H.E.A.R. distributes information to tens of thousands of people each year, as well as providing low-cost/no-cost hearing tests. They annually produce Public Service Announcements seen by millions of people on MTV, ABC, CBS, FOX, and WB. This summer they gave out over 60,000 sets of earplugs to attendees of the Lollapalooza Tour -- the first major music event to ever include ear protection for the audience.

And tonight they hit San Francisco to put on event to raise funds for H.E.A.R. to make available even more tests, protection, and preventative medicine.

Tonight's show features the world's first large-scale "Tactile Sound System." Not only does this wooden super-floor allow concert-goers to 'feel and hear' performances at safe and softer volumes, but it also is pretty fun to sit on.

H.E.A.R. promises: music can feel good and be safe.

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