WISE EARS!® Timeline of Progress--1999
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Seventy-five people participate in the Continuing Education Institute workshop titled "Stop Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Now! Progress for the New Century."
WISE EARS!® Spanish-language article is published in La Opinion (Jacksonville, Texas).
NIDCD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and WISE EARS!® coordinating panel members present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) continuing medical education workshops, Chicago, Ill.
WISE EARS!® at the Association for Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), Alexandria, Va.
WISE EARS!® at the Biology Teachers Association, Fort Worth, Texas.
WISE EARS!® at the NIH Community Health Forum, Bethesda, Md.
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., sponsors Best Practices in Hearing Loss Prevention, a meeting that focuses on hearing loss prevention efforts in the industry.
Indian Health Service (IHS) joins the WISE EARS!® coalition.
Fifth issue of WISE EARS!® News is distributed to coalition members.
Consumer Reports publishes the article "Noise: A Rising Racket Threatens Our Hearing and Our Quality of Life. Why Isn't That Message Being Heard?"
WISE EARS!® at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), New Orleans, La.
WISE EARS!® at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Orlando, Fla.
The Washington Post Health section publishes the article "Sound Advice for Guarding Your Ears," and mentions the WISE EARS!® Web site.
The Noise Monitor, a publication of James, Anderson & Associates Inc. (JAA), publishes an article on WISE EARS!® titled "Public Health Awareness Campaign Kick Off!"
Fourth issue of WISE EARS!® News is distributed to coalition members.
The WISE EARS!® campaign is launched.
WISE EARS!® radio spots and a press release on noise-induced hearing loss and protecting one's hearing during Fourth of July celebrations are disseminated to the media.
A WISE EARS!® Web page is unveiled that provides information about programs, publications, activities, and other news from coalition members.
Tracking information reveals that 7.3 million Americans have seen the WISE EARS!® Fourth of July release in the newspaper.
Third issue of WISE EARS!® News is distributed to coalition members.
Two press releases, WISE EARS!® Warns About Hearing Loss Over the 4th" and "Four Tips for a Hearing Healthy Fourth," are disseminated to the media by WISE EARS!® and the National Campaign for Hearing Health (NCHH), respectively.
WISE EARS!® at the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) conference, New Orleans, La.
Parade Magazine article, "You Don't Have To Lose Your Hearing," focuses on preventing noise-induced hearing loss.
Deadline for members to join the WISE EARS!® coalition.
WISE EARS!® thanks its coordinating panel members for accepting a position to serve on the WISE EARS!® coalition panel.
Second issue of WISE EARS!® News is distributed to coalition members.
U.S. News and World Report announces the WISE EARS!® kick-off in an article on noise-induced hearing loss.
The WISE EARS!® coordinating panel convenes for the first time.
WISE EARS!® logo, coalition, and Fourth of July launch are presented at the plenary session of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) conference, Atlanta, Ga.
First issue of WISE EARS!® News is distributed to coalition members.