Everyday we are constantly being exposed to sounds. Normally, these sounds are at safe levels and do not affect our hearing. However, when we are exposed to sounds that are too loud or that last a long time—our inner ear can be damaged, causing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
Take this quiz to see if you need to get your hearing tested: Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss Prevention Program
The Center's Hearing Loss Prevention Program aims to identify hearing loss and teach students how to protect one of their most valuable assets – their hearing. Through this initiative The Center provides free presentations and hearing testing to children throughout the greater Houston community.
Lead your school's efforts to keep students safe and healthy. Visit our Hearing Loss Prevention page for Educators to download the Teacher's Toolkit, activities and guides for your students and start your own hearing loss prevention campaign. Make hearing health a priority for you and your students.
To schedule a hearing loss prevention presentation at your school contact Erin Felton.
Play it safe with sound. Visit our Hearing Loss Prevention page for Kids to play fun games and activities and learn cool ways to protect your hearing. Watch one of the videos, take the Dangerous Decibels'Virtual Exhibit tour, or download the coloring sheeting or wheel chart.
Get tuned in and protect your children from unsafe sounds. Visit our Hearing Loss Prevention page for Parents.
Hearing Protection Devices
Protect your hearing by wearing hearing protection (i.e. ear plugs, ear muffs) when around loud sounds. Take a look at these hearing protection devices, any of them can be ordered through the CHS Audiology Department.