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Happy 10th Anniversary, Noisy Planet!

The Noisy Planet campaign celebrates 10 years of teaching kids and adults about healthy hearing habits.

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NIH-Supported Researchers Find Stable Numbers of U.S. Teens with Signs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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.

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Line Up! To Reverse Hearing Loss, New Hair Cells Need to Stand in Formation

Scientists have been studying how to regrow damaged hair cells to restore hearing. Replacing hair cells might not be enough—to function properly, new hair cells also need to be organized in a specific way.

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Free Sound Level Meter App from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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! 

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Noisy Planet Launches a New Spanish-Language Website!

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

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How is Sound Measured?

Many factors influence how loud a sound seems. One easily measured factor is sound intensity, or volume, which is measured in decibels. A-weighted decibels, or “dBA,” are often used to describe sound level recommendations for healthy listening.

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