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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – September 2011

Presentations on Hearing Protection for DC-Area Schools and Other Organizations

When: September 1–December 9, 2011
Where: Washington, DC, Metro Area
Institute: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Children 8 to 12 years old (tweens) are often exposed to noises that can reach harmful levels and durations. To help prevent harmful effects on tweens' hearing, NIDCD offers presentations for local schools and parents' organizations to support the messages of the NIDCD campaign "It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing."

NIDCD staff delivers fun, science-based, hands-on presentations focusing on how loud noise affects children's hearing and how they can protect their hearing for life. The presentations can be tailored for parents and include information about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, how to recognize when a child's hearing is at risk, and ways to reduce noise exposure.

Teachers of students in grades 2–6 in the Washington, DC, metro area can request Noisy Planet presentations for their classrooms. Likewise, parents of tweens in the region are welcome to schedule presentations for their parent organizations or civic or religious groups.

Next Steps

To schedule a presentation for your classroom, parent organization, or civic or religious group, please contact Robert Miranda-Acevedo at (301) 496-7243 or You can find more information on NIDCD's Noisy Planet campaign at

This page last reviewed on August 23, 2012

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