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.
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Noisy Planet encourages you to promote awareness of noise-induced hearing loss—a preventable form of hearing loss—throughout the year, but especially during October, which is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Read more >
People who have lost their hearing may one day be able to get it back, thanks to recent research on the inner ear. Read more >
Noisy Planet exhibited at Morgan State University’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Day Extravaganza for children and families on September 9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Approximately 75 students (K-12) and their families visited our exhibit to learn how to protect their hearing and prevent noise-induced hearing loss. The Noisy Planet team distributed science-based health information to parents, and encouraged them to help their children adopt healthy hearing habits. Parents were encouraged to visit the Noisy Planet website for additional tips and interactive features, such as the All About Noise Crossword Puzzle.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Noisy Planet team reached more than 1,500 kids in the Washington, D.C., metro area with our 45-minute classroom presentation about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Through hands-on activities, students have learned about how we hear and about noise levels that can damage their hearing permanently. If you'd like us to visit your school, please contact us at NPInfo@nidcd.nih.gov.
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