Congratulations are in order to Isaac Romary, the Listen Carefully video contest second place winner! Isaac learned how to develop public service announcements (PSAs) and filmed his video, “Sound is a Beautiful Thing,” as part of a class assignment at New Tech Academy in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Between brainstorming, finding the right footage, and editing, Isaac’s PSA took nine, 50-minute class periods to complete over a period of several weeks.
“Going into the project I knew little about noise-induced hearing loss,” Isaac shared. “In creating the PSA I learned the dangers of playing music to loud, and the extreme loss it would be if I lost my hearing.”
His advice for fellow teens is simple: “Turning your music down can go a long way.”
(But it doesn’t mean you can’t listen to favorite artists like Kendrick Lamar and Leon Bridges.)
Like so many in his generation, Isaac admits hearing is something easily taken for granted. “Prior to this PSA campaign, I would have thought I could do without hearing, but now I can tell losing my sense of sound would be a massive challenge to overcome.”