Three teenagers sitting on the ground laughing and talking with each other.

Research published in 2017 found that the percentage of U.S. children and teens with signs of possible noise-induced hearing loss did not change significantly from 1988 to 2010.

A woman patient talking to a woman doctor using a tablet

Scientists have found new clues to explain how a common chemotherapy drug, cisplatin, causes permanent hearing loss in many adults and children.

Screenshot of an ear from video illustrating how sounds travel from the ear to the brain, where they are interpreted and understood.

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.

Parents and children

Noisy Planet’s Spanish-language website raises awareness about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. 

Protect your kids' hearing this holiday season

The holiday season is the time for giving and sharing, but some toys may be hazardous to children's hearing. Consider the noise levels of toys before you buy!

A microscopic cell.

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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