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.

 A fan cheering in the stands during a football game

Football games are a part of America culture—but stadiums are very noisy—with sounds as loud as jet engine taking off. Protect your family’s hearing with ear protection.

Back to school checklist on a chalk board

Schools are filled with the sounds of packed hallways and cafeterias, band practices, and sporting events. Be sure that kids have their hearing tested and keep earplugs in their backpacks.

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!

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