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Yikes! Only Eight Percent of U.S. Adults Consistently Use Hearing Protectors at Loud Events

According to a 2018 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only eight percent of US adults say that they regularly wear hearing protectors at loud athletic and entertainment events.

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Noisy Planet Welcomes New NIDCD Director

Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., became the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, on September 3, 2019.

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October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month: Safeguard Your Hearing

During this year’s National Protect Your Hearing Monthobserved each Octoberlearn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and help Noisy Planet spread the word to others.

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Travel Through the Ear in Journey of Sound to the Brain

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.

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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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