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:
Fax: (816) 333-4320
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Kansas City, MO 64132
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).