Additional Resources about Noise and Hearing Loss
- Teacher’s Guide [PDF – 558 KB]
- Three Tips for Choosing the Right Hearing Protector.
- Hearing Safety: Too Loud
In this activity, teachers will present information to increase students’ knowledge about the permanent hearing damage that can occur from loud sounds and the simple ways to protect their hearing.
- Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- Hearing Loss in Children, CDC’s Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
- CDC Grand Rounds: Promoting Hearing Health Across the Lifespan.
- Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Other Federal Government and International Resources
- World Report on Hearing
- The World Health Organization (WHO) launches the “hearWHO” app for mobile devices to help detect hearing loss.
- Noise Publications: World Health Organization. Various publications on environmental noise.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
Noise-Induced Hearing LossExternal, National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
- 8 Tips for Improving Communication when using a Face Covering
- How Effective are Earplugs in Protecting Your Hearing During Loud Concerts?
- It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their HearingExternal: This is a national campaign developed by the NIDCD to increase awareness among parents of preteens about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
- It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing: The National Institute of Health’s Noisy Planet introduces a new, easy-to-use online toolkitExternal that educators can incorporate into their lessons to teach kids about noise-induced hearing loss.
- NIDCD Directory of OrganizationsExternal: Provides contact information and brief descriptions with a primary interest in hearing and other communications topics.
- Hearing Loss, Food and Drug Administration.
- DOD Hearing Center of Excellence: Patient Engagement Information for Practitioners.
- Comprehensive Hearing Health Care (Your Hearing Matters) for Patients
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- American Academy of Audiology
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Academy of Nursing.
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Nonprofit and Specialty Organizations
- American Tinnitus Association
- Better Hearing Institute
- Council on Education of the Deaf
- Dangerous Decibels: This is a public health campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
- Ear Peace: Save Your Hearing Foundation (www.earpeacefoundation.org) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make young people aware of the problem of noise-induced hearing loss and motivate them to take effective measures to protect their hearing.
- Educational video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhwQQ9wn064) about Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) through Miami Palmetto Senior High School’s participation in the Ear Peace: Save Your Hearing Foundation’s Protect-a-Band Program
- EHDI-PALS, Early Hearing Detection & Intervention – Pediatric Audiology Links to Services
- Hearing Health Foundation
Keep Listening: Listen to real stories of the permanent effects of noise-induced hearing loss to learn why it is crucial to protect your ears from the silent epidemic sweeping the globe.
- Hearing Loss Association of America
- International Hearing Society (IHS)
- Listen for Life: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Prevention
- National Hearing Conservation Association
- Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
- Operation Bang
- Prevention Research Centers Studies Community-based Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing LossThe Oregon Health and Science University PRC evaluated the effectiveness of four noise-induced hearing loss prevention programs with primary school students in a tribal community. In 53 fourth-grade classrooms, 95% of students were reported to be at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. While all of the programs were effective, the more effective programs were the interactive programs, such as the two Dangerous Decibels® programs in classrooms. The average improvement across all student survey questions was almost 20% for classroom programs.
- Safe listening is framework for health promotion actions to ensure that sound-related recreational activities (such as concerts, nightclubs, and listening to music, broadcasts, or podcasts) do not pose a risk to hearing.