Learn more about how you can protect your hearing from permanent damage due to noise with the resources provided below. If you suspect hearing loss in yourself or a loved one, seek a medical evaluation by a physician.
Exposure to excessive noise can damage hearing, and it is important to understand the effects of this kind of noise, particularly because such exposure is avoidable.
Noise exposure is increasingly common in children, and overexposure to noise can cause both temporary and permanent hearing loss.
You may have hearing loss and not even be aware of it.
Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus or head noises, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present.
Resources and Tools
It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing.®
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
National Institute of Health National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
- Assistive Devices for People with Hearing, Voice, Speech, or Language Disorders
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
In the News
via CBS, March 2, 2017
March 3, 2017
Last updated: October 18, 2018