WISE EARS! ®
Since 1999, WISE EARS!® has been a popular national public education campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
NIDCD has expanded its NIHL prevention efforts by launching It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. The campaign is designed to reach 8- to 12-year-old kids and their parents. Visit the Noisy Planet Web site at www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov.
WISE EARS!® resources include:
Kids and Teachers
WISE EARS!® Coalition and Partners
Información en español
WISE EARS!® was launched in 1999 by the NIDCD and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) along with a coalition of national, regional, and local organizations, voluntaries, and state and local government agencies.
The objectives of the WISE EARS!® coalition were to:
- Increase awareness about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among all audiences, e.g., workers, employees, health professionals, teachers, parents, children, entertainment industry, unions, industry, state and local government workers, and the general public.
- Motivate all audiences to take action against NIHL by understanding the problem and its solutions, e.g., understanding that everyone is at risk for NIHL; expanding the availability of hearing protection devices; advocating changes in the workplace; developing hearing loss prevention programs.
Whom To Contact
For more information about noise-induced hearing loss, contact:
Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison
National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2320
Voice: (301) 496-7243
Fax: (301) 402-0018