Did you know that there are 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss because of unsafe loud listening levels from personal audio devices, clubs and concerts? (World Health Organization, 2014). You might be unaware that being exposed to loud sounds can damage hearing but in fact, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) has been the highest notifiable occupational health issue among Malaysian workers in 2014 (Department of Occupational Safety and Health, 2014).
What is Dangerous Decibels?
Dangerous Decibels is a classroom program conducted by certified Dangerous Decibels educators that uses the principals of inquiry-based learning, aiming to reduce the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. This evidence-based classroom program has shown to be effective at improving a person’s hearing-health knowledge, listening attitude and behavior to prevent noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. It is suitable for children, young adults, musicians, factory workers and anyone who is interested in hearing loss prevention.
What are the benefits?
Through a series of interactive activities, the participants will be able to:
Understand the concept of sound
Understand the concept of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus
Identify the source of loud noise
Experience the difference in sound perceived by the hearing impaired and the normal hearing population
Learn about ways to protect your hearing
Learn about how to wear earplug properly
Remember, damaged ear (especially cochlear hair cells) cannot be regenerated. So, join our Dangerous Decibels® classroom program and learn how to protect your hearing for years to come!