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Noisy Planet Highlighted in Acoustics Today

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Acoustics Today, a quarterly publication of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), is featuring an article about the NIDCD’s Noisy Planet campaign in its October 2010 issue. It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing is a national educational campaign to increase awareness about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), which is caused by overexposure to loud noise. The campaign’s primary target audience is the parents of tweens—kids ages 8 to 12. The message of Noisy Planet fits in well with the ASA’s longterm involvement in studies of noise, its measurement, its effects, and ways of reducing noise to improve the human environment. To learn more about the Noisy Planet campaign and its partner activities, go here. Sign up for the Noisy Planet e-bulletin to keep informed about the availability of new materials and activities.

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Noisy Planet on the Road

Want your children to know more about how to protect their hearing? Schools, parent-teacher organizations, and faith-based groups in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region can have Noisy Planet come to them! The 45-minute presentation, led by NIDCD communication staffers, uses fun, science-based, hands-on activities to show how loud noise affects hearing and what can be done to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Contact Robert Miranda-Acevedo at (301) 496-7243 or miranda1@mail.nih.gov.

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