Partner Alert: FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape - Use of Personal Hearing Protection Devices at Loud Athletic or Entertainment Events

CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal of this activity is to describe hearing protection device (HPD) use at sporting events and entertainment by U.S. adults, associated factors, and potential preventive measures to reduce noise-related hearing loss, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey report.

Intended for professionals concerned about excessive sound exposure and their patients who might benefit from hearing protection including audiologists, speech/language pathologists, physicians, nurses, and public health officials

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

  • 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 25 ABIM MOC points

American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • 25 ANCC Contact Hours

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

  • ACPE 0.025 CEUs

Letter of Completion

  • Although this activity does not provide Continuing Education Units approved by some professional organizations (e.g., AAA, ACGIH, ADA, ASHA) a Letter of Completion may useful for other purposes such as for state licensing requirements or other certifications.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  • Describe HPD use and factors associated with HPD use by US adults attending sporting and entertainment events, according to a CDC report
  • Determine noise exposure associated with sporting and entertainment events and risks associated with noise exposure, according to a CDC report
  • Explain preventive measures and other recommendations to prevent noise-related hearing loss, according to a CDC survey report

To access this FREE MMWR / Medscape CE activity visit icon. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, you may register for free or login without a passwordexternal icon and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

Share this message with your networks!

Too loud for too long! Adults at noisy athletic or entertainment events not using personal #HearingProtection risk long term #HealthProblems. Find out more and earn FREE #ContinuingEducation:  #ProtectYourHearing

Page last reviewed: February 19, 2019