Filter Have You Heard?

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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Noisy Planet Offers a Teacher Toolkit!

Our Teacher Toolkit helps educators and school nurses teach children about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.

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May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each May, Noisy Planet joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month. Noisy Planet celebrates this annual opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and hearing health.

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Safely Enjoy Fireworks Displays

Explosions from fireworks can reach sound levels of 160 decibels. Use hearing protectors or consider less noisy backyard activities to celebrate this July 4th.  

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Research Helps Farmers Adopt Healthy Hearing Habits

Working on a farm can be hazardous to your hearing health. One study found that farm workers who received an assortment of earplugs and earmuffs in the mail increased their use of hearing protection.

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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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