Additional Resources about Noise and Hearing Loss
- Teacher’s Guide pdf icon[PDF – 558 KB]
- Three Tips for Choosing the Right Hearing Protector.
- Hearing Safety: Too Loudpdf icon
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 Poise Exposurepdf icon, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- World Report on Hearingexternal icon
- The World Health Organization (WHO) launches the “hearWHO” app for mobile devices to help detect hearing loss.external icon
- Noise Publicationsexternal icon: World Health Organization. Various publications on environmental noise.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
- Guidelines for safe listening devices/systems: ITU docexternal icon
- Safe Listening Devices and Systems (A World Health Organization-ITU standard): WHO docpdf iconexternal icon
- World Health Organization Toolkit for safe listening devices and systems: Toolkitpdf iconexternal icon
- Related information products are available hereexternal icon
Noise-Induced Hearing LossExternalexternal icon, 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 Coveringpdf iconexternal icon
- How Effective are Earplugs in Protecting Your Hearing During Loud Concerts?external icon
- It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their HearingExternalexternal icon: 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 toolkitExternalexternal icon that educators can incorporate into their lessons to teach kids about noise-induced hearing loss.
- NIDCD Directory of OrganizationsExternalexternal icon: Provides contact information and brief descriptions with a primary interest in hearing and other communications topics.
- Hearing Lossexternal icon, 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 Audiologyexternal icon
- American Academy of Family Physiciansexternal icon
- American Academy of Nursing.external icon
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgeryexternal icon
- American Academy of Pediatricsexternal icon
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)external icon
- Listen To Your Budsexternal icon: This is an ASHA public education campaign to help children and parents follow safe listening habits when using personal audio devices.
- American Tinnitus Associationexternal icon
- Hearing Loss Association of Americaexternal icon
- National Hearing Conservation Associationexternal icon
- Better Hearing Instituteexternal icon
- Council on Education of the Deafexternal icon
- Dangerous Decibelsexternal icon: This is a public health campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
- Ear Peace: Save Your Hearing Foundationexternal icon (www.earpeacefoundation.orgexternal icon) 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’sexternal icon Protect-a-Band Program
- EHDI-PALS, Early Hearing Detection & Intervention – Pediatric Audiology Links to Servicesexternal icon
- Hearing Health Foundationexternal icon
Keep Listeningexternal icon: 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.
- International Hearing Society (IHS)external icon
- Listen for Life: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Preventionexternal icon
- Noise Pollution Clearinghouseexternal icon
- Operation Bangexternal icon
- Prevention Research Centers Studies Community-based Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing LossThe Oregon Health and Science University PRCexternal icon 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®external icon programs in classrooms. The average improvement across all student survey questions was almost 20% for classroom programs.
- Safe listeningexternal icon 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.