1. The Dangerous Decibels >VIRTUAL EXHIBIT:
- 8 web games/activities/simulations based on the Dangerous Decibels museum exhibit at the and Industry
- Fun, entertaining and educational for anyone who can use a computer
- Fantastic adjunct to any hearing loss prevention program
- Communicates 3 educational messages
- What are sources of dangerous sounds?
- What are the consequences of dangerous sounds?
- What can I do to protect myself from dangerous sounds?
type="circle">2. Dangerous Decibels ONLINE DATA BASE AND RESEARCH TOOL:
- Do your own NIHL research online with over 28,000 subjects (and growing daily) from 6 85 years of age
- A data acquisition system placed in a museum exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
- Extremely easy data access by internet
- You pick the age range, gender and degree of hearing loss
- Provides incidence of hearing loss (@ 4kHz) and reported noise exposures by age and gender
- Great for teaching about NIHL and for class projects
- Research directed by the Oregon Hearing Research Center www.ohsu.edu/ohrc
- Listed on the website in the Information Center under Exhibit Research
3. Dangerous Decibels TEACHERS RESOURCE GUIDE and DVD:
- Information and a how-to-do-it manual for fully developed, age specific teaching activities about sound and NIHL prevention
- Viewable online or download pdf documents
- Activities, facts, diagrams, and important images
- In alignment with national educational science standards and benchmarks
- Info on how to get DVD with demos, activities and information for teachers and students
- Listed on the website under Outreach Program
Dangerous Decibels is a privately and federally funded partnership to reduce the incidence of noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus. The program consists of three components:
- A permanent museum exhibition at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland with 12 interactive exhibit components.
- Public outreach to K-12 schools, public events including lectures, County Fairs, assemblies, teacher and professional education, and media presentations, and internet activities and information.
- Research including effectiveness outcomes of interventions, health communications theory and methods, and epidemiological study of public NIHL and tinnitus.
Federal funding provided by: NIH National Center for Research Resources, Science Education Partnership Award, and NIH National Institute for Deafness and Other Communications Disorders.
For information contact: Linda Howarth, Program Coordinator, Oregon Hearing Research Center firstname.lastname@example.org