Hello Little Listeners! October is finally here and while I am sure that everyone is excited about Halloween, it isn’t the only important thing about this month. October is also National Audiology Awareness Month. The study of audiology is the vanguard for protecting people’s capacity for lifelong hearing. And hearing protection goes a long way to ensure that you avoid permanent hearing damage. So, make sure to remind your friends and family to protect their hearing this month. Some of the most effective methods of protecting your hearing are also the simplest. Like lowering the volume, moving away from loud noises, and wearing earplugs/earmuffs.
If you would like to learn more about protecting your hearing health, then visit the website of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at Noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov. If you would like to learn more about audiology in general, then visit audiology.org, or if you would like to learn more from your local experts, then visit our website at LittleListeners.com.