Today, 1 in 6 American teenagers has permanent hearing loss due to high-volume sounds. Sporting events, concerts, headphones, and hairdryers can damage kids' hearing in a matter of seconds. Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent, but preventable.
Listen Carefully is Starkey Hearing Foundation's awareness campaign to spread the message about noise-induced hearing loss and prevent a hearing loss epidemic. Starkey Hearing Foundation is an international nonprofit that gives the gift of hearing to those in need around the world. Last year they donated 175,000 hearing aids in nearly 40 countries, including the United States.
Listen Carefully is hosting a national video contest inviting U.S. middle school and high school students (ages 13-18) from across the country to submit PSAs to help educate their peers about the issue. One lucky student(s) will win the chance to have Interscope Grammy-Nominated Recording artist Aloe Blacc perform a private concert at their school in Spring 2015.
Disney star Caroline Sunshine, who suffers from hearing loss, and Chris & Kyle Massey want you to participate.
Submissions will be accepted until December 31; voting will take place between January 13 and 31, 2015, with the winner announced in February.
You can learn more at: Video Contest