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It’s loud out there : hearing health across the lifespan
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It’s loud out there : hearing health across the lifespan
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    Hearing Loss: Poorly Recognized but Preventable [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by John Eichwald, p. 1-17] -- Child and Adolescent Hearing Health [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Deanna Meinke, p. 18-35] -- Hearing Health among Adults [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by William J. Murphy, p. 36-56] -- Hearing Health across the Lifespan [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Shelly Chadha, p. 57-75].

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. ET

    The world is on the verge of a hearing loss epidemic. Some 360 million people live with disabling hearing loss worldwide and that number is growing. Young and older people are at risk. One in three older adults have hearing loss, and 1.1 billion young people are at risk for hearing loss around the world. Loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss. In addition to loud noises, the daily sounds of life play a role in the decline of the world’s hearing health: lawn mowers, recreational vehicles, power tools, and music are some of the culprits. Other causes of hearing loss include aging, and certain pharmaceuticals.

    While hearing loss is largely preventable, nearly 70 percent of people never or seldom use noise protection. People with hearing loss often are unaware they have a problem. One in four adults in the U.S. who reported “excellent to good” hearing already have hearing damage.

    Health professionals recommend avoiding loud noises, wearing hearing protection, and turning the volume down on loud music. Hearing health checks also should be part of routine health screenings.

    Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss the problem of hearing loss, its causes, prevention strategies, and public health solutions. Learn about World Hearing Day, and the need for a global public health approach to overcome barriers to hearing loss.

    Presented by: John Eichwald, MA, Lead Health Scientist, Office of Science, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Hearing Loss: Poorly Recognized but Preventable”; Deanna Meinke, PhD, Professor of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Co-director, Dangerous Decibels®, “Child and Adolescent Hearing Health”; William Murphy, PhD, Research Physicist, Hearing Loss Prevention Team, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Hearing Health among Adults”; Shelly Chadha, MBBS, PhD, Technical Officer, Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss, World Health Organization. “Hearing Health across the Lifespan”.

    Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds.

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