Spread hearing health messages in your community! Updated Noisy Planet fact sheets are now available for downloading (in PDF format) and special orders
. Focus group testing with parents and Noisy Planet partners helped us to update our publications with new designs that highlight current science on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). The publications are tailored to meet the needs of Noisy Planet’s target audiences:
- How Does Noise Damage Your Hearing? (also available in Spanish)
- Learn how your hearing works and how you can damage your hearing with sounds that are too loud. Discover activities that can cause NIHL, and ways to teach kids to protect their hearing.
- How Loud is Too Loud? (also available in Spanish)
- How can you tell if sounds around you are too loud? How can you measure sound? How can you protect your hearing? Get the facts, plus tips for teaching kids about healthy hearing habits.
World Hearing Day, March 3
The World Health Organization is promoting World Hearing Day
(external link) on March 3 to draw attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. WHO points out that many people live with unidentified hearing loss, and that checking your hearing is the first step toward addressing the issue. A key message for World Hearing Day is to encourage people who are at higher risk for hearing loss to have their hearing checked. These include older adults and people exposed to loud noise inside or outside of the workplace. Learn about preventing noise-induced hearing loss with resources from Noisy Planet
As part of the World Hearing Day campaign, WHO will also launch a free app—HearWHO—that allows people to check their hearing.
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