McKeon Products, Inc., Makers of Mack’s® Ear Plugs, is the Official Hearing Protection of the 2014 NAMM® Show
WARREN – January 16, 2014 - Collaborative hearing conservation efforts between NAMM® and McKeon Products, Inc., makers of Mack’s® Hearing Protection, will be highlighted at the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM®)Show in Anaheim, CA. Free Mack’s® Acoustic Foam Ear Plugs will be provided to show attendees via the NAMM® information stations. While Mack’s® Earplugs have been available for free at the NAMM® Shows the past several years, this is the fist year Mack’s® has been asked to be the official earplug supplier of the NAMM® Show. “We’re proud to further our long-running relationship with NAMM® to help promote the importance of hearing health to sound engineers, music industry professionals and music students,” says Pete Benner, National Sales Manager for Mack’s®.
McKeon’s new Mack’s® Acoustic Foam Ear Plugs are the first foam earplugs designed specifically for musicians. The innovative hollow-cut and grooved design provides clearer acoustics and allows for improved communication. With a noise reduction rating of 20 decibels, these ear plugs provide hearing protection while minimizing the muffled sound often experienced with traditional foam earplugs. Free samples of Mack’s® Acoustic Foam Ear Plugs will also be available through McKeon’s – Mack’s® Hearing Protection booth #4808.
Also recently introduced, Mack’s® Hear Plugs® High Fidelity Musician’s Ear Plugs feature a unique open-air membrane filter technology that ensures natural sound and comfort while reducing harmful noise. Each package includes 2 comfort tip sizes and 1 set of filters. They have a super-low profile design for inconspicuous wear and soft flanges to ensure maximum comfort. With a noise reduction rating of 12 decibels, these earplugs are great for musicians, concerts, jam sessions, nightclubs, sporting events, shop work, etc.
Mack’s® Earplugs samples will also be available via our other longstanding partner in promoting hearing health, H.E.A.R®, Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers, in exchange for a small charitable donation. Founded by Kathy Peck in 1988, H.E.A.R.® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit hearing health organization dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music fans (especially teens) through education and grassroots advocacy. H.E.A.R.® is helping to raise awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music.
“With those long rehearsals, jam sessions, and concerts, much of the music musicians are exposed to exceeds OSHA’s regulated noise exposure threshold levels where damage to one’s hearing can become permanent. A musician’s hearing is their most essential asset, the most useful tool in creating their art. If a musician loses their hearing, they are likely to lose their music career as well. Musicians should be as vigilant about protecting their hearing as they are about protecting their instruments, hands, fingers, or lips,” says Benner.
Since 1962, McKeon Products, Inc. has led the retail ear care industry with its original and #1-selling Mack’s® Pillow Soft® silicone ear plugs. Mack’s® is the #1 doctor recommended ear plug brand in the U.S., with a variety of products designed for sleep, travel, music, swimming and overall noise reduction. Mack’s® is also the #1-selling brand of ear plugs and the official ear care line of USA Swimming®.
Today, McKeon manufactures a full range of health care products for consumers, including moldable and pre-molded silicone and foam earplugs for all your hearing protection needs. The Mack’s® line of products also includes ear drying aids, earwax removal aids, nasal devices, sleep masks, musicians ear plugs, ear muffs, and screen and lens wipes. McKeon, an ISO 9001:2008 quality certified company, is committed to supplying the highest quality, innovative products at the lowest possible price.
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