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“Sound Heads” & “Keep the Sound”
Roadshow heading for Dundalk 2015

DeafHear’s “Keep the Sound” campaign is a nationwide awareness campaign, aimed at 13–30 year olds, to highlight the potential damage to hearing caused by listening to music ‘too loud, too long’


DeafHear’s “Keep the Sound” campaign is a nationwide awareness campaign, aimed at 13–30 year olds, to highlight the potential damage to hearing caused by listening to music ‘too loud, too long’.

Our “Keep the Sound” Roadshow will visit St Louis Secondary School and Dundalk Institute of Technology on 23/24 February 2015. DeafHear staff will test listening levels of students using DeafHear’s “Sound Heads”. The ‘Sound Heads’ technology measures and records the volume at which students listens to music on their portable music players.

 

60% of MP3 users
face premature hearing damage

 

Levels are recorded and students receive a scorecard. The school/college will receive statistics showing the levels of volumes recorded.

keep the soundStatistics show that 60% of MP3 users face premature hearing damage, as they listen to their MP3 players at dangerously high volumes (above 85db) for up to 2 hours (or more) a day. This is a serious issue – the EU predicts that by 2020 it could be common place to see ‘one in ten’ 30 year olds wearing a hearing device as a result of listening to personal music players too loudly for too long.

We can all subject our ears to potentially damaging noise – especially at nightclubs and gigs and by using MP3 players.

The damage builds up gradually, and the effects may not be noticed until years later, when it is too late – most hearing loss or tinnitus caused by noise exposure is permanent.

 

You can prevent deafness due to noise by taking steps to protect your hearing and by reducing the length of time you listen to very loud sounds. Listening to any sound at a high volume – more than 95dB – for more than five hours a week can damage hearing permanently over time.

Keep the Sound Score CardKeep The Sound Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

    


 

more...Hearing loss costs an estimated €2.2bn every year in Ireland.

 

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