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January 2013

Congratulations Pete Townshend Les Paul Award Recipient- 2013 TEC Awards, 2013 NAMM Show. As H.E.A.R.'s founding donor 25 years ago...Thanks to you, we're always H.E.A.R.®

Pete Townshend and Kathy Peck of H.E.A.R. Les Paul Award TEC Awards NAMM 2013

Pete Townshend of the Who and Kathy Peck, Executive Director of H.E.A.R.(HEARNET)

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Pete Townshend Les Paul Award TEC Awards 2013 NAMM movie

New H.E.A.R. /HEARNET Logo (design by Daniel East) featured in the Pete Townshend Les Paul Award documentary

Pete Townshend and Kathy Peck of H.E.A.R. Les Paul Awards TEC Awards NAMM 2013

Left ot Right: Dan Beck H.E.A.R. Board of Director, Martin Lewis musician/producer, Mike Lawson TEC Foundation board member, Pete Townshend of the Who and Les Paul Award recipient, Kathy Peck Executive Director and Co-Founder of H.E.A.R., Sean Hale musician, Eric Geer TEC Foundation board member, David Swartz Executive Co-Producer TEC Awards and TEC Foundation Board of Director, not pictured HIllel Resner Executive Co-Producer Tec Awards and TEC Foundation Board of Director, Rose Mann- Cherney TEC Awards Hall of Fame Inductee.

Congratulations Pete Townshend Les Paul Award Recipient- 2013 TEC Awards, 2013 NAMM Show. As H.E.A.R.'s founding donor 25 years ago...Thanks to you, we're always H.E.A.R.®

"H.E.A.R. continues to work, as we have for many years, to help promote the importance of hearing health issues.

“We are noticing a real improvement in awareness through these efforts", H.E.A.R. Executive Director and Co-founder Kathy Peck continues, " there truly is a wonderful change in the way musicians, music and sound arts industry professionals, music students and others care for their hearing, but more needs to be done to reach out to everyone. It is our pleasure to continue our great relationship with the legendary Pete Townshend (www.thewho.com), TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio(tecawards.org) and NAMM® -The National Association of Music Merchants (www.namm.org) to further help people protect themselves from hearing damage, as well as, to save whatever amount of hearing they may have even if any loss has already occurred."

H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit organization, Co-founded in 1988 by bass player, Kathy Peck and with the support of founding donor Pete Townshend of the Who, H.E.A.R.'s mission is the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music fans (especially teens) through education awareness and grassroots outreach advocacy.

H.E.A.R. provides onsite seminars and training/educationoutreach programs to public schools and colleges, music and sound arts institutes, music conservatories, music camps, workplaces and more; and also offers hearing services and referrals for musicians via its H.E.A.R. Partner network of audiologists and ear doctors (www.Hearnet.com) and grassroots H.E.A.R.ing education awareness campaigns.

H.E.A.R. Launched Listen Smart Workshop Series Program for schools (2011).
Listen Smart: Safely Handling the Power of Sound, a Cine Golden Eagle Award winning film, produced by Dan Beck and directed by Pamela French, is the latest H.E.A.R. educational rockumentary DVD, and features artists Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Moby and others.

For more information about H.E.A.R., or if you are interested in supporting our charitable work
contact Co-founder and Executive Director Kathy Peck at hear@hearnet.com,

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TEC Foundation

28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards during the 2013 NAMM Show on Friday, January 25. The event recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. Watch as 28 awards are given for the year's finest in audio technology and sound production, Pete Townshend receives the Les Paul Award, and Record Plant President Rose Mann Cherney is inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame! Learn more about the music and sound luminaries making an appearance at the event.

The TEC Awards event takes place at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom and begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the TEC Foundation's website or visit TEC Award representatives at Booth #2007 during the NAMM show.

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