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Whereas, Hearing Education and Awarness for Rockers (H.E.A.R. ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and Tinnitus among musicians and music fans; and

Whereas, H.E.A.R. was formed in 1988 with the help of a donation from Pete Townshend, of the Who with the goal of impressing upon the consciousness of young people throughout the world the importance of protecting their most important musical instrument-- their hearing; and

Whereas, More that eight million Americans suffer from hearing loss and 80 percent of those affected have hearing damage that is irreversible and permanent; and

Wheras, H.E.A.R. is conducting a public information campaign throughout North America to highlight the importance of wearing hearing protection, both at work and at concerts, and to that end, has donated 60,000 earplugs to the 30 city Lollapalooza '96 concert tour; now

Therefore Be It Resolved, that I, Willie L. Brown, Jr., Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, recognize the value of the civic contributions and education that this organization bestows upon our City and do hereby proclaim the 27th day of June, 1996 as ...

Hearing Education & Awareness Day in San Francisco!


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