This is the time when thoughts turn towards family and friends.Those
of us with financial foresight, as well as compassion also
think about charitable giving.
As you know, all donations to Hearing Education and Awareness
for Rockers are fully tax-deductible, and your contribution
goes directly towards the programs that accomplish our mission.
H.E.A.R. distributed hearing protection and information
on hearing conservation at hundreds of music venues throughout
the US. At our free San Francisco hearing screening clinic
and outreach events, our volunteer audiologists tested 1,000
young people experiencing hearing difficulties due to loud
music and other causes, recommending remedial measures when
H.E.A.R. also provided hearing conservation information over
the Internet, making referrals to local affiliates for hearing
assistance, custom musicians' earplugs, in-the-ear monitors,
and other services.
The public service announcements by prominent musicians that
H.E.A.R. produced this past year include: Carson Daly of MTV,
Missy Elliott, Joe Satriani, George Clinton of Parliament
Funkadelic, Lar Ulrich of Metallica, DJ Qbert of the Invisibl
Skratch Piklz, Chuck D, DJ Polywog and Herbie Hancock. These
PSAs go to schools and cable networks as well as out over
national radio and television. This year, H.E.A.R's PSAs were
aired by over 40 top cable and network TV stations in the
These and numerous other programs spearhead our fight against
hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music lovers
worldwide. We are making inroads; as Vince Neal from Motley
Crew on VH-1 Rock n Roll Jeopardy recently replied correctly
"H.E.A.R." when asked Who is the organization pioneering hearing
awareness among musicians, but we will not be satisfied until
it is totally cool for musicians and audience to practice
hearing conservation, so much so that the incidence of hearing
loss and Tinnitus resulting from exposure to loud music drops
to practically nothing.
GIft Donations: You can help us achieve our goals.
Give what you feel comfortable
with, but be aware that each gift of $20 or more will help
you with your giving considerations. We'll return 6 pairs
of HEAR Plugs with carrying cases.
For a gift of $15 or more, you'll receive H.E.A.R.'s Benefit
CD " 156 Guitar Strings".
Thank you for your generous donation!