BanZ is proud to be the sponsor of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2016 Annie Glenn Award.
ASHA Awards Ceremony
Friday, November 18
6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A
The Awards Ceremony celebrates the highest achievements and excellence in the professions. Presentations will be made to recipients of the Honors of the Association—ASHA's most prestigious award, which recognizes lifetime achievement—and to ASHA Fellows, whose contributions are the cornerstones of the CSD professions. Additional awards will be given to honor other members who have also contributed to the professions and to the Association.
The Annie Glenn Award is also given each year at the Awards Ceremony. Annie Glenn, wife of Senator John Glenn, is known nationwide for her advocacy for those with communication disorders. "The Annie" recognizes an individual who demonstrates Mrs. Glenn's spirit by making a positive impact on those with communication disorders.
This year, the Annie will be awarded to H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of noise exposure from music that can lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus, among both musicians and music fans. Supported and assisted by respected musicians—including Pete Townshend of The Who and Lars Ulrich of Metallica, among others—as well as many influential organizations in the music and medical industries, H.E.A.R. accomplishes this mission through public service announcements in mainstream media and through information tables and earplug distribution at concerts across the United States.
H.E.A.R.'s public service efforts to help protect hearing for musicians and fans has echoed the very best intent and actions of Annie Glenn. As a known leader in preventable hearing damage awareness, they are powerful in their reach, scope, and ability to inspire, much like Mrs. Glenn. We look forward to recognizing H.E.A.R.'s work to ensure that people enjoy music safely for a lifetime with the presentation of the "Annie" at the Awards Ceremony, as well as welcoming a rock star or two who will be on hand to accept the award!
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