ClearSounds Teen Hearing Loss Challenge

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One in five teenagers experiences at least slight hearing loss. These numbers are on the rise. Just a decade ago one in seven teenagers experienced at least slight hearing loss. A study by House Research Institute studied the effects on teen hearing of loud music at a rock concert. 29 students participated. Three students chose to use some form of hearing protection, the rest declined. The sound levels were recorded and found to exceed OSHA’s guidelines in less than 30 minutes. Following the concert, over 50% of the teen participants said they did not think they were hearing as well as before the concert, while 25% reported ringing in their ears. Teens need to understand that even one exposure to extremely loud music can have permanent consequences. And that’s why we developed SmartSounds Earbuds, to protect your hearing and the hearing of those you care about.

One in five teenagers experiences at least slight hearing loss. These numbers are on the rise.

Just a decade ago one in seven teenagers experienced at least slight hearing loss. A study by House Research Institute studied the effects on teen hearing of loud music at a rock concert. 29 students participated. Three students chose to use some form of hearing protection, the rest declined. The sound levels were recorded and found to exceed OSHA’s guidelines in less than 30 minutes. Following the concert, over 50% of the teen participants said they did not think they were hearing as well as before the concert, while 25% reported ringing in their ears. Testing confirmed that the majority of the teen participants did, in fact, suffer some form of temporary hearing loss.

Teens need to understand that even one exposure to extremely loud music can have permanent consequences. This is why we would like a group of students at your school to take The ClearSounds Teen Hearing Challenge! The number of students would be determined by you, but for the sake of discussion, we were thinking somewhere between10-20 students – students that you feel would follow-through with the challenge. In order to fully appreciate the long-term ramifications of overexposure to loud sounds and music, we would like to have the teen participants experience how hearing loss impacts their ability to communicate, participate, and socialize with their friends, family, and teachers.

How it will work:
For one full day, with parental permission, the teen participants will wear disposable foam earplugs that have a Noise Reduction Rating of 26-33. Each teen participant would be given a button to wear that says, “I’m participating in the ClearSounds Teen Hearing Challenge!” This would alert students and faculty that the student will not be hearing as he or she does normally for that day.

Throughout the day, we would like them to use social media to describe their experiences to their friends and family members. If practical, we would also like them to share their experiences with their classmates, perhaps at a school assembly or in science or social studies classes. At the end of the challenge, we would ask each student to write a very brief paragraph describing their experience. This would be privately emailed to us and would be posted on our website. Only their first name and age would be posted for privacy and security reasons. Our hope is to take this pilot program to schools throughout the country to increase awareness among teens how important it is to take care of their hearing now so they have healthy hearing for decades to come. We hope your school is interested in participating in The ClearSounds Teen Hearing Challenge!

For more information on how your school can participate in the ClearSounds Teen Hearing Challenge, contact Joe Marich at 323-952-7339 or email him at joemarich@marchmedia.com.   You can also download the complete media kit that outlines the Teen Hearing Challenge Program.  Summer School programs are also available.

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