Noisy Planet’s online newsletter offers stories on noise–induced hearing loss, as well as tips and information on how to help preteens protect their hearing and develop healthy hearing habits.
The Latest from Have You Heard?
On March 3, join Noisy Planet, the World Health Organization (WHO), and others in spreading the message about healthy hearing in observance of World Hearing Day. This year’s theme is Hearing for life: don’t let hearing loss limit you. Read more >
Noisy Planet, and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, our parent organization, have created new, free, shareable resources to explain and demonstrate why, when, and how to wear hearing protectors to help hold on to your hearing for a lifetime.
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Use Twitter? Follow the NIDCD Director
Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A, director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and leader of the Noisy Planet campaign, is now on Twitter! Dr. Tucci joined the NIDCD on September 3, 2019. Follow @NIDCDdirector to read about her insights into NIDCD-supported research and learn about events she attends in the NIDCD mission areas: hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. You can also follow @NIDCD on Twitter and find the Noisy Planet campaign on Facebook.
USA Science & Engineering Festival 2020
The Noisy Planet team and colleagues from the NIDCD will participate in the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 25-26. We will be located in The Brain section within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) pavilion. The festival is a national effort to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The event is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors.
At the NIDCD interactive exhibit, participants will explore how our senses work together to help us interact with the world. They will learn how noise can harm hearing and steps they can take to protect their hearing. Participants will also discover how our ability to hear and maintain balance relies on the tens of thousands of sensory hair cells in the inner ear. STEM enthusiasts of all ages can explore whether taste alone provides our sense of flavor or whether smell also plays a role. And visitors will have a chance to use smartphone apps to learn about frequencies and their relationship to pitch.