(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Mick Fleetwood, founding member of Fleetwood Mac, will receive the Annie Glenn Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on November 19 at the San Diego Convention Center. The award recognizes Fleetwood's advocacy for the importance of hearing protection and treatment for hearing loss.
Fleetwood, who has a partial hearing loss due to years of not protecting his hearing, wants to warn people about the effects of loud noise, music, and other sources of potentially damaging sounds on hearing health. Most recently, Fleetwood served as national spokesperson for Energizer's "It's Hip to Hear" program to demonstrate ways that people can protect their hearing without giving up their music or disrupting their lifestyle.
The award was established in 1987 in honor of Annie Glenn, wife of Senator John Glenn, who received treatment for stuttering and who has dedicated herself to helping others with communication disorders. The "Annie" is given annually to an individual who best exemplifies Mrs. Glenn's dedication and spirit. Past recipients of the award include actors James Earl Jones, Jane Seymour and Marlee Matlin, publicist Henry Rogers and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner