February 11, 2014
7:00 PM Community Center Conference Room (Preceded by Parents Club Meeting at 6pm in Conference Center)
Graduate students from the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Sciences Department are returning to talk with us about noise exposure and the importance of protecting our hearing. Traveling with them will be “Daphne Decibel”, a mannequin with a sound level meter that will allow us to measure the loudness of I-Pods, I-Phones,
I-Pads, etc. Bring your devices and we’ll measure the output!
- Researchers estimate that about one in eight children suffer from noise-induced hearing loss
- Noise induced hearing loss is a major public health concern
- Noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable
- More than 5 million children – or 13 percent – are estimated to suffer from noise induced hearing loss
- Experts agree that this hearing loss can be easily prevented by turning down the volume on personal music players
- The hearing loss kids experience now will accelerate the hearing loss normally associated with aging when kids are in their 60’s & 70’s
- Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States
ST. MATTHEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!