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.

Research Helps Farmers Adopt Healthy Hearing Habits

Working on a farm can be hazardous to your hearing health. One study found that farm workers who received an assortment of earplugs and earmuffs in the mail increased their use of hearing protection.

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How is Sound Measured?

Many factors influence how loud a sound seems. One easily measured factor is sound intensity, or volume, which is measured in decibels. A-weighted decibels, or “dBA,” are often used to describe sound level recommendations for healthy listening.

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Hear the Sounds of Nature

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA)—a partner of Noisy Planet—offers interesting sounds of nature and the science of acoustics on their Explore Sound website.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Cotton Swabs to Clean Your Ears

Earwax in your ear doesn’t need to be cleaned. It is the cleaner!

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