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Resources and guides on various aspects of hearing loss and hearing loss prevention.  Plus LINKS and FAQs.

Outreach and Educator Resources

Classroom Program

The Dangerous Decibels classroom presentation uses the principals of inquiry-based learning to teach the concepts of noise-induced hearing loss prevention. Students discover just how important it can be to “Turn it Down!”, “Walk Away” and how to “Protect Ears.” Read more »

Education Training Workshops

The Dangerous Decibels educator training workshops are designed to prepare and equip individuals to present a K-12 classroom program that is effective at changing knowledge, attitudes, and intended behaviors in students regarding their hearing health. Read more »


Meet Jolene!  ”Jolene” is a mannequin equipped with a sound level meter. She is used to test the volume on ear phones used with personal stereo systems, such as MP3 players.

  • Jolene Cookbook – a how-to-manual so that you can make your own “Jolene”
  • Research - A look at the research that has been done using “Jolene”
  • Jolene Family Album - A collection of photos and stories about some of the many “Jolenes” in the world.

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Additional classroom materials and resources  for educators including:

  • Dangerous Decibels Educator Resource Guide
  • Dangerous Decibels DVD
  • Virtual Exhibit CD

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