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It's A Noisy Planet Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday!

The Noisy Planet campaign, a program of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, National Institutes of Health, is celebrating its 5th anniversary of promoting healthy hearing habits to thousands of parents and preteens. Here are some of Noisy Planet's milestones and accomplishments:

2008
October

The NIDCD's It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing® campaign launches.

It's a Noisy Planet campaign logo.

2009
April

The Noisy Planet exhibit launches at the National Afterschool Association Conference.

Noisy Planet campaign materials at a conference.

2010
February

The Noisy Planet campaign receives the 2010 Media Award from the National Hearing Conservation Association in recognition of its efforts to bring hearing conservation-related issues to the public.

The National Hearing Conservation Association logo.

2010
March

Noisy Planet launches Spanish language materials.

Montage of Noisy Planet Spanish language materials.

2010
May

Noisy Planet joins with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to sponsor "Listen to Your Buds," a concert at the George Washington University that encouraged youngsters to adopt safe listening habits.

Two children and a singer/guitar player on stage at the concert.

2010
May

NIDCD staff begins Noisy Planet school presentations designed to teach children in elementary and middle school classrooms (grades 3–7) about sound, hearing, and noise-induced hearing loss prevention.

Noisy Planet presenter talking to middle school-aged children.

2010
October

Jolene debuts at the National Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Jolene, a mannequin with an integrated sound level meter, is used to test the volume on children's and parents' MP3 players.

Kids and parents at a signup table with a Noisy Planet presenter.

2010
December

Noisy Planet hosts a summit meeting with its partners to discuss areas for collaboration to increase awareness of noise-induced hearing loss. Participants include Acoustical Society of America, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Dangerous Decibels, Hearing Health Foundation, and 4-H/USDA.

Montage of partner organization logos.

2011
September

Noisy Planet launches its Facebook pageThis link will open a non-federal website in a new window..

Noisy Planet's Facebook page.

2011
October

Noisy Planet launches Keeping It Down on the Farm materials, which were developed with support from 4-H.

Montage of Keeping It Down on the Farm materials.

2012
February

Noisy Planet releases the Keeping Noise Down on the Farm video.

Man driving a tractor while wearing hearing protection.

2012
May,
October

Noisy Planet welcomes Quota International and the National Association of School Nurses as new partners.

Montage of partner organization logos.

2012
July

It's a Noisy Planet appears as a category on Jeopardy! The episode is watched by more than 5 million people.

Still image of the Jeopardy! game show stage.

2012
December

Noisy Planet begins distribution of a monthly E-Bulletin to provide news and timely information to parents and partners.

Montage of Noisy Planet E-Bulletins.

2013
October

In the five years since Noisy Planet began, the campaign has reached:

  • 73,000+ parents and other adults through material distribution.
  • 9,000+ preteens through school presentations.
  • 16,000+ nurses or extension agents through conferences or exhibits.
  • 2,000+ parents or health professionals through monthly E-bulletins.
  • 916,000+ members of the general public through social media.
The Noisy Planet 5-year anniversary logo.

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