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WISE EARS!® Timeline of Progress--2003

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December 2003

Madigan Army Medical Center participates in the Fort Lewis Safety Day where WISE EARS!® materials are distributed to approximately 9,000 people.

dB owl turns 5 years old. December 1 marks the 5th anniversary of the first planning meeting for "an education campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss" that became WISE EARS!®.

October 2003

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) elects a new Executive Committee.

Sertoma International's primary service project and WISE EARS!® assists more than 50 million people with speech, hearing, and language disorders across the country.

Sertoma's Sertoman magazine and digest feature WISE EARS!® in a 5 page spread that includes "how to" for working with schools and community groups.

May 2003

 

Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University organizes "Hearing Today...and Tomorrow," a hearing health fair for the general public.

Madigan Army Medical Center delivers the WISE EARS!® message to patients during their Retiree Appreciation Day.

April 2003

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) "Keep An Eye On Your Ears" public service campaign on noise awareness focuses on noise levels of everyday sounds. National Geographic, CNN, Fox and more than 20 airports nationwide feature the campaign and WISE EARS!® message.

April 2003

Sertoma International sends a 4-page brochure on CD-ROM to all its members about WISE EARS!® and noise-induced hearing loss.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) puts its new fact sheet "Wear Your Ear Protection" on its Web site and links to the WISE EARS!® Web site.

WISE EARS!® at the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), San Antonio, Texas.

Dangerous Decibels, Oregon Hearing Research Center, and Oregon Health & Science University's otolaryngology department work together to display information in their hospital lobby on how to protect the ears from noise.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) develops a new consumer brochure on noise: when it becomes dangerous, how it affects hearing, and how it affects health.

ASHA creates PSAs for television, radio, and print media highlighting everyday noise and the prevention of hearing loss from damaging noise levels.

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