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Listen up! NIH News in Health feature story discusses the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss
Sounds surround us. We enjoy many of them—such as music, birdsong, and conversations with friends. But loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones—can permanently damage our hearing. The January 2015 edition of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, highlights the causes of noise-induced hearing loss and steps you can take to protect your hearing.
To learn more, see these pages on the website of our campaign, It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing®:
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
- How Loud is Too Loud? How Long is Too Long?
- Noisy Planet's Information for Parents
- Noisy Planet's Information for Preteens