Noise, Noise Everywhere...

Noise, Noise Everywhere ... and it HURTS hearing!

Did you know...
*28 million people in the United States have a hearing loss
*Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss, especially in young people
*One in five teenagers has a slight hearing loss
*There has been a 30% increase in hearing problems of teens ages 12-19 compared to the early 1990's
*Noise-inducted hearing loss is PREVENTABLE
*10 million Americans have suffered irreversible noise-induced loss
*30 million more are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day 

Noise Rules:
E = Earplugs/Earmuffs
A = Avoid Loud Sounds
R = Reduce the Volume
S = Shorten the Time in Noise

Dangerous Listening Environments

Workplace                  Home                            School                       Recreation
Factory                 Stereo System                    Shop                           Concerts
Symphony           Vacuum Cleaner        Band/Orchestra              Auto Racing
Farm                            Toys                           Automotive             Hunting/Shooting
Military             Power Mowers/Tools        Car Stereo                    Arcades
Airport                   Car Air Bags                      iPods                      Snow-Mobiling
                                                                                                           Sporting Events