3 Unexpected Uses of Elephant Ears

For the past several months we’ve been pinning images to our board, Animals With Big Ears. These cute and (sometimes) cuddly creatures had us wondering more about how ears function in the animal kingdom. When we started digging around, the first question that came to our mind was: Which animal has the biggest ears, anyway?

This distinction belongs to one majestic animal that calls the continent of Africa its home: The African elephant.

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8 Music Blogs You Should be Reading

Here at Listen Carefully, we’re big music fans. We listen at the gym, in the car, and even at work when we’re having a big brainstorming meeting (it helps us think!).

Music might be the soundtrack of our lives, but the landscape is vast. And let’s face it, we’re often too busy to notice the latest up and coming musicians, research the best festivals, or pull together a list of the coolest record stores in our hometown.

That’s why we let the experts point us in the right direction. Read on for eight music blogs we rely on for daily inspiration.

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Listen Carefully Takes On TEDx Houston

What happens when 300 high school and college students converge in Houston for a day of innovation and inspiration? TEDx.

This year’s theme was “A World Imagined,” and Listen Carefully was invited to share our message about hearing protection, the power of sound, and how to lower the volume in an increasingly louder world.

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Enter to Win a Private Concert With Aloe Blacc + 5 Tips to Film an Amazing Video

Have you heard? This. Is. Big.

Aloe Blacc is coming!

Listen Carefully is hosting a national video contest and our goal is simple: raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss, an issue spreading across the country at an alarming rate.

But we need your help, and want to make one talented young filmmaker the coolest kid in school in the process.

Forget Prom King or Homecoming Queen.

Aloe Blacc is performing a private concert at the school of our lucky grand prize winner!

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Headphones

If we’re being honest, most of us are in a relationship with our headphones.

It’s easy to be attracted to both their form and function. Not only are they sleek and customizable, but headphones offer emotional comfort, protecting us safely in a cocoon of sound that makes us feel all is right in the world.

We’re also very, very attached to each other. Stop anyone on the street, and you’ll find headphones coiled in purses, waiting in cars, stuffed in pockets, or sitting next to our computers.

Headphones, we love you.

So how can something we adore be threatening our health? To answer this question, we should start at the beginning.

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Listen Carefully Stands Up for Skate Parks

September was a hot month in Los Angeles. But we didn’t let a heat wave stop us from attending the Tony Hawk Foundation’s 11th Annual Stand Up for Skateparks event. Our Beverly Hills booth was festively decorated with brochures, stickers, bags, Frisbees, and a crowd favorite—blankets. It was impossible to miss the bright orange all over the lawn where people lingered listening to music all afternoon.

Did we mention the caricature artist? He amused guests with fun renderings to take home while some of our biggest supporters, Christopher and Kyle Massey, helped keep our booth lively and fun, passing out blankets and bags, sharing stories from their multiple Starkey hearing missions, and reinforcing the importance of hearing protection. And word got around. The hearing devices were so popular that we ran out before the day was over.

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