- Mission: The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.
- Areas of interest: Noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus.
- Noisy Planet collaboration:
- In 2013, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the agency that developed the Noisy Planet campaign, participated in a two-day conference jointly hosted by 3M and Dangerous Decibels. The event, called Innovations in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Prevention in Kids, covered topics ranging from state-of-the-art interventions and outreach strategies to the impacts of noise on health and behavior. Members of the NIDCD's It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing® team gave a presentation on the campaign to share its successes and highlight lessons learned from a recent evaluation of the campaign. Noisy Planet also participated in a poster session that outlined campaign insights into reaching the parents of preteens.
- Noisy Planet’s classroom presentation was adapted from Dangerous Decibels’ trainer workshop, and has reached more than 13,000 preteens.
Learn more about Dangerous Decibels by visiting their website.