Dangerous Decibels Programme
INTRODUCING DANGEROUS DECIBELS an interactive, fun and educational programme for Years 4 to 8
Scientists are discovering that young people between the ages of 7 and 18 are suffering from hearing loss caused by loud noise, or NIHL (noise induced hearing loss). “We are heading towards more than one in five kiwis having often preventable hearing loss due to noise, particularly from such activities as extra loud music players, concerts and music, particularly when delivered through headphones and ear buds, YouTube and Bluetooth” says Tony Rush, President Hearing New Zealand
Noise induced hearing loss can be prevented
Dangerous Decibels is a presentation designed for children aged between 8 – 12 years (Year 4 to 8) to learn about the ear, hearing, decibels and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
The presentation takes approximately 45 minutes and students keep their own set of ear plugs.
It is educational, scientific, fun and interactive!
Topics covered include:
Rest Home Education Programme
We provide education sessions for Rest Home/Retirement Village facility Staff regarding Hearing Loss in the Elderly and how to care for hearing aids.
We also offer sessions for Rest Home/Retirement Village Residents on Living with Hearing Loss and Communication when Hearing Impaired.
If you are a retirement facility staff member or resident and would like to have our Hearing Educator talk with your staff or residents regarding these or any topic you would like covered that relates to hearing, please contact the office or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
We offer talks to Community Groups such as Probus or Day Clubs on Living with Hearing Loss and Communication when Hearing Impaired.
If you would like to have our Hearing Educator speak at your Club or Group regarding these or any topic you would like covered that relates to hearing, please contact the office or email@example.com to discuss further.
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