This hair cell classroom activity, using pipe cleaners, demonstrates that loud sounds can damage the sensitive hair cells in the inner ear needed for hearing. Learn how to conduct a classroom presentation to teach children about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing.® is a program of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This video is part of the Noisy Planet Teacher Toolkit.
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