Looking for an easy way to understand or explain how hearing and hearing loss works? Join Laila and Brian on their journey of discovery into the dangers of noise.
In honor of October being both National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a fun and entertaining comic ‘How Loud is Too Loud.’ It was written for kids or anyone looking for an easy way to understand how hearing and hearing loss works. The comic is an engaging read for people of all ages and it’s available for free on the CDC’s website. Check out the other free learning materials there as well.
How does a comic explain hearing and hearing loss?
The comic brings readers with kids Laila and Brian on their adventure with Mrs. Salazar, the audiologist who does hearing screenings at their school, and Debbie, Mrs. Salazar’s sound level meter. Mrs. Salazar and Debbie walk the kids, and readers, through the step-by-step process of how hearing works by bringing them through the ear. They then connected how hearing works to how hearing loss occurs in the ear, and the best ways to prevent hearing loss.
Join Laila and Brian on their adventure through the ear by downloading the comic here.
If you suspect you or a loved one may have hearing loss, Amplifon Hearing Health Care can help! Call today and our Patient Care Advocates will help you find your very own Mrs. Salazar at a provider near your and schedule an appointment!