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.

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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Healthy Hearing Tips for Hot Summer Concerts

Noisy Planet encourages you to protect your hearing while attending summer music concerts and festivals.

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Low-Cost Devices Could Improve Access to Infant Hearing Screenings Worldwide

More families worldwide could soon have access to newborn hearing screening thanks to the design of a screening system that uses simple, lower-cost devices.

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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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