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.

Bicyclists riding on a road

Wind noise may harm cyclists’ hearing. Researchers used a wind tunnel to generate wind speeds up to 60 mph, and microphones to measure the resulting noise levels. 

Two workers with a drill.

New research shows that hearing loss rates have declined over approximately the last decade in people aged 20-69, continuing a promising trend. 

October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

During this year’s National Protect Your Hearing Monthobserved each Octoberlearn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and help Noisy Planet spread the word to others.

Monster Truck Ramp Jumper - Credit: Felix Mizioznikov/Shutterstock.com

Spectators of monster truck rallies are exposed to noise levels from 95-100 decibels, which can lead to hearing loss. To prevent this—families should wear hearing protection.

A young girl putting earplugs in her ears.

Music patrons’ experience and attitudes of earplugs saw improvement after wearing them for 16 weeks as indicated by study sponsored by National Acoustic Libraries.

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