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).
Shaylynn Smith (right) was inspired to pursue audiology because of her brother Trevor (left) who has a form of dwarfism and moderate to severe hearing loss. With the help of Sertoma's scholarship, she is now pursuing her degree at Washington University.