Michael Santucci, AuD., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Michael Santucci is a Doctor of Audiology and president of Sensaphonics, Inc., Chicago IL. In 1985 he founded Sensaphonics which designs, develops and manufactures custom in-ear products for the music industry as well as a variety of other hearing conservation applications. For over 30 years he has provided Audiological consultation and customized hearing protection strategies to both Chicago area musicians and many of today’s top music performers. Acts such as The Dave Mathews Band, Stevie Wonder, Steven Tyler, Luke Bryan, Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, U2, Bon Jovi, Beyonce, Coldplay and JayZ wear in-ear monitors that he has designed. Dr. Santucci is the Chair of the Music Induced Hearing Loss Task Force for the National Hearing Conservation Association. Dr. Santucci is also a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), where he is Vice Chair of the Technical Committee on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention. In 2012, Santucci spearheaded the organization of the AES International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders in Chicago. He co-chaired the second event for AES in Denmark 3 years later. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Santucci was invited by the World Health Organization to participate as an expert consultant as part of the WHO’s Listen Safe Initiative in Geneva SZ and has participated again in March 2017. He is part of the Standards Committee that will create safety guidelines for manufacturers of listening devices. Michael serves as lecturer and consultant to MusiCares. He is the first winner of the Safe in Sound award presented by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the NHCA for achievements in technology, was the first winner of the prestigious Larry Mauldin award for pioneering new ideas for hearing loss prevention, received the Natalie Stukas Hearing Conservation Award form ILAA, and was presented the Governor’s Award from the Audio Engineering Society (AES)
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