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.

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Noisy Planet Offers Resources on Hearing Protectors

Noisy Planet and our parent organization, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, have created free, shareable resources to explain and demonstrate why, when, and how to wear hearing protectors to help hold on to your hearing for a lifetime.

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Travel Through the Ear in Journey of Sound to the Brain

Travel through the human ear in this short, animated video. Learn how sound waves are changed to electrical signals that our brains interpret and understand.

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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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