Country Radio Seminar and Starkey Hearing Technologies Partner To Offer Hearing Tests at CRS 2017

As part of its tradition of taking care of the individuals who make up our industry family, Country Radio Seminar is offering free hearing tests at CRS 2017, courtesy of Starkey Hearing Technologies
Bill Mayne, CRS Executive Director states, “Working in an industry where music is our life and livelihood, the ability to hear is crucial.  I know, I got my 19-year-old ears back! CRS is proud to offer these tests FREE to our registrants, as the average costs for these tests are between $250-$450, depending on provider. We need to hear ALL the music! We are so proud to partner with the great folks at Starkey to make this possible!”
Karen Spaeth, Director of PR & Customer Experience adds, We are proud to join Country Radio Seminar in this opportunity to help educate attendees on their hearing and help identify hearing loss. We know first-hand how hearing loss can impact how music is heard and enjoyed. For those who we find do have hearing loss, this is also a great opportunity for them to learn about our ‘Made for Music’ Muse hearing aids, which feature a unique processing technology designed specifically for music. In fact, it was developed with the help of professional musicians and composers and hearing aid wearers.” 
Screening will be available on-site at CRS, starting Wednesday, February 22 through Friday, February 24 and will be administered by Starkey Hearing Technologies’ staff and hearing audiologists.  Located at Omni Nashville, Starkey will have an exhibit in the center of the Broadway pre-function exhibit space: where attendees can sign up to have their hearing tested in a private testing room on the 3rd floor. The test averages about 7-10 minutes. Results and free consultations will be provided on-site.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 4,800 people and operates 21 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey.


A national database of certified audiologists will be available on-site to provide referrals to out of state attendees.

Nashville ENT, Audiology, at ST Thomas West, serves as the local partner, with Dr. Nancy Morgan providing all local attendees with consultation and referrals.

A conversation starter “button” will be unveiled and distributed on-site at CRS 2017.
Registration for Country Radio Seminar 2017 increases to $699 on January 13.  Individuals that are interested in attending are encouraged to register today at the $599 rate, a $100 savings, at


A limited number of Omni Nashville rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here.

For more information about Starkey Hearing Technologies, please visit

UPDATE 01/2019: 

Best Hearing Health just published an in-depth Guide to Hearing Health which covers loud sounds that should be avoided, tips on protecting your hearing health, and answers to the most pressing hearing-related questions.

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