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Resource of the Week for Everyone - It's a Noisy Planet - featured November 2, 2010

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Many of you already get the Inside NIDCD Newsletter which is the quarterly publication of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, but did you know about their wonderful website for kids and parents called Noisy Planet?

In October 2008, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), launched It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. The Noisy Planet campaign is designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages 8 to 12 ("tweens") about the causes and prevention of NIHL. With this information, parents and other caring adults can encourage children to adopt healthy habits that will help them protect their hearing for life.

NIDCD is focusing its campaign on the parents of tweens because children at this age are becoming more independent and developing their own attitudes and habits related to their health. They also are beginning to develop their own listening, leisure, and work habits—or soon will do so. Consequently, the tween years present an open window of opportunity to educate children about their hearing and how to protect it.

Visit 'It's a Noisy Planet' Website

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