Some noises are just too loud for your ears, like a lawn mower or jet engine. If a noise makes you feel uncomfortable, it is probably too loud and could result in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Although research is ongoing, currently NIHL is permanent and irreversible, but it is preventable.
SAFEEars!® strives to motivate individuals of all ages to take action against noise-induced hearing loss by understanding the cause and the solutions, because damage incurred today can last a lifetime. By clicking on the link, you can discover how sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss due to excessive exposure to noise) can affect your hearing, through a Hearing Loss Simulator, courtesy of the Better Hearing Institute.
SAFEEars! materials are available for a variety of settings – from elementary, middle or high school, to the work place, club meetings and more.
Kids are Listening and Listen Up activities in the manual provide hands-on activities for children in grades three through eight.
Earplugs, bookmarks, posters and bags provide opportunities for individuals to influence others and create awareness in regards to noise-induced hearing loss.
To order SAFEEars! materials, simply fill out our order form and return it via one of the following methods:
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Sertoma partnered with WISE EARS!® to create SAFEEars!. WISE EARS! is a coalition established by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Elizabeth Quinley, a three-time award winner of the Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship, gives her first hearing test at Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri. The scholarship money she received from Sertoma provided her with the books and resources that she needed for her audiology classes, and inspired her to become a lifelong member of Sertoma
The Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD) located in Olathe, Kansas, was provided with a new digital library to help students learn both American Sign Language (ASL) and English at the same time. The donation was provided by the Kansas City Sertoma Club, of Kansas City, Missouri.