Tips for Hearing Safety During the Holidays

December 19, 2012 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC Announcements

‘Tis the Season for Noise

From Noisy Planet, NIDCD 12/18/2012

This holiday season, while bells are ringing and voices are singing, think about how all that festive noise affects your hearing. Check out a few tips below to make this holiday a “hearing healthy” one.

• Pack hearing protectors, such as earplugs or ear muffs, if you’re attending a local seasonal concert or other festivities. Musical programs can register at or over 120 decibels—that’s roughly as loud as an ambulance siren.

• Examine the noise levels of the toys you give and get. Some toys have volume controls so you can turn them down.

• Preset the volume on any music devices you give or receive to a safe sound level.

For more information, visit:

Where’s the noise? Everywhere, and it’s getting louder! (NIDCD’s Noisy Planet Campaign)
http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/info/Pages/wherethenoise.aspx?nav=update

Noisy Toy list (Sight and Hearing Association)
http://www.sightandhearing.org/news/healthissue/archive/hi_1212.asp


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