Be prepared for the new year by visiting It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. This national public education campaign, sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), is designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages 8 to 12 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Free materials are available for order or download, including a 2009 self-adhesive calendar. Visit us today at www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov.
NIDCD supports and conducts research and research training on the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language and provides health information, based upon scientific discovery, to the public. For more information about NIDCD programs, see the Web site at www.nidcd.nih.gov.