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.

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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New Way to Grow Hair Cells in the Lab Might Lead to Hearing Loss Treatment

People who have lost their hearing may one day be able to get it back, thanks to recent research that uses a new lab recipe to grow inner ear cells.

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Breaking Biofilms to Wage War Against Ear Infections

A researcher is using an animal model to discover how a common bacterium causes ear infections that come back again and again.

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Research Tests New Treatments for Tinnitus

Noisy Planet’s parent organization, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), supports research on potential treatments for tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in the ears or head).

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