Too Loud. Too Long.

The extent of noise-related damage to your hearing depends on three factors: decibel level, distance, and time. Learn how loud noises can put children’s hearing at risk over time. 

Where Is the Noise?

Noise is everywhere. Learn which sounds and environments can put your hearing at risk and how to protect your hearing.

Tips for Teaching Kids about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Educators from administrators to music teachers learn how to incorporate healthy hearing messages into their daily interactions with kids.

Researchers Look to Smartphones to Improve Hearing in Noisy Places

An innovative research tool that runs on a smartphone may make it easier to hear conversations in noisy places, whether you wear hearing aids or not.

Read More

NIH Scientists Uncover Clues About How Common Cancer Drug Causes Hearing Loss

Scientists have found new clues to explain how a common chemotherapy drug, cisplatin, causes permanent hearing loss in many adults and children.

Read More

Free Sound Level Meter App from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Do you work in a loud restaurant, a concert or sports venue, or at a construction site? Ever wonder if the noise could be damaging your hearing? There’s an app for that! 

Read More

High-Tech Images Help Scientists "See" Hearing Process

To better understand how we hear, scientists used X-ray crystallography and supercomputers to study tiny structures in our ears.

Read More