The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) is the newest sponsor of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Listen to Your Buds (LTYB) campaign, which educates children about proper usage of personal audio technology.
"With more than 24,000 members nationwide, partnering with MTNA provides a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with professionals who are on the frontlines educating children about music and the need for hearing loss prevention," ASHA President Tommie L. Robinson Jr, PhD, CCC-SLP says.
"As a music-oriented organization, supporting a campaign that is also music-oriented is a logical fit for us," Gary L. Ingle, MTNA's Executive Director says. "Preserving a child's hearing now will help them enjoy and advance the value of music study and participation in the future," Ingle adds.
The ASHA–MTNA collaboration is the most recent one to be announced. Over the past three years, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Parents' Choice Foundation, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), Califone International, Inc., and Tune A Fish Records have also joined forces to promote the LTYB campaign—a campaign that has been honored for three straight years by the American Society of Association Executives.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 140,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders.www.asha.org
About the Music Teachers National Association
MTNA is a nonprofit organization of nearly 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through teaching, performance, composition, and scholarly research. Founded in 1876, MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers' association in the United States. www.mtna.org