A woman patient talking to a woman doctor using a tablet

Scientists have found new clues to explain how a common chemotherapy drug, cisplatin, causes permanent hearing loss in many adults and children.

Protect your kids' hearing this holiday season

The holiday season is the time for giving and sharing, but some toys may be hazardous to children's hearing. Consider the noise levels of toys before you buy!

 A fan cheering in the stands during a football game

Football games are a part of America culture—but stadiums are very noisy—with sounds as loud as jet engine taking off. Protect your family’s hearing with ear protection.

A young girl wincing as she cleans her ear with a cotton swab.

Earwax in your ear doesn’t need to be cleaned. It is the cleaner!

iPhone displaying the app.

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! 

Image of infographic: Listen up! Protect your hearing. To protect your hearing, use earplugs and try to avoid loud noises.

Noisy Planet is proud to host Listen Up! Protect Your Hearing, an interactive infographic that shows how loud some common sounds are.

Tween listening to device with earphones on.

Some parents encourage their kids to protect their hearing by using volume-limiting headphones when listening to music or watching videos on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Do the safety claims for these headphones hold up?

Kids on their mobile devices.

In an interview, the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) addresses concerns about earbuds and hearing loss.

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