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.

3D-Printed Microneedles Study Demonstrates Improved Medication Access to Inner Ear in Animal Model

The anatomy of the human ear makes it difficult to deliver medications to treat inner-ear conditions. Could 3D-printed microneedles help?

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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.

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Cicadas Can Make as Much Noise as a Motorcycle

Learn about cicadas—the insect that only comes out every 13-17 years and the high-pitch buzz male cicadas use to attract their mates. The buzzing can reach up to 90 decibels.

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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.

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