Image of infographic: Listen up! Protect your hearing. To protect your hearing, use earplugs and try to avoid loud noises.

Noisy Planet is proud to host Listen Up! Protect Your Hearing, an interactive infographic that shows how loud some common sounds are.

iPhone displaying the app.

Do you work in a loud restaurant, a concert or sports venue, or at a construction site? Ever wonder if the noise could be damaging your hearing? There’s an app for that! 

A young girl wincing as she cleans her ear with a cotton swab.

Earwax in your ear doesn’t need to be cleaned. It is the cleaner!

People walk along West Broadway in Tribeca district, New York.

The Sounds of New York City (SONYC) research project will use large-scale noise monitoring to provide technology and data to help the city understand and control noise more effectively. Ultimately, the project could contribute to creating quieter cities, thereby reducing the risk of noise-induced hearing loss.

Man wearing hearing protection while trimming trees

A 2017 study of U.S. adults shows that—based on features of their hearing test results—nearly one in four has signs of possible hearing loss from noise.

Tween listening to device with earphones on.

Some parents encourage their kids to protect their hearing by using volume-limiting headphones when listening to music or watching videos on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Do the safety claims for these headphones hold up?

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