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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – July 2010

Campaign Brings Hearing Protection Message to Schools, Parent Organizations

When: July 1–December 17, 2010
Where: Metro Area, Washington, DC
Institute: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

When it comes to protecting your hearing, it's never too early to start. And anyone who spends time with a tween—the trendy term for a kid between the ages of 8 and 12—will soon discover that the noise level of his or her normal, daily life can be pretty loud.

For this reason, NIDCD's It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing campaign is bringing the hearing protection message to elementary and middle schoolers, parent organizations, and faith-based groups throughout the Washington, DC, metro area. NIDCD staff delivers a fun, science-based, hands-on presentation focusing on how loud noise affects hearing and how kids and their parents can protect their hearing for life.

Next Steps

Teachers of students in grades 2–6 or parents of tweens in the Washington, DC, metro region are welcome to schedule presentations for their classrooms, parent organizations, or faith-based groups either for the summer or for next year. Please contact Robert Miranda-Acevedo at (301) 496-7243 or to schedule a presentation. To learn more about the Noisy Planet campaign, go to

This page last reviewed on October 17, 2012

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