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The Noise Center

Hear for the Future®

The Center for Hearing and Communication is proud to offer the Noise Center as a public service for people seeking information about the dangers of noise exposure and the steps they can take to promote a safer and quieter world.

Exposure to noise is the leading cause of hearing loss—not age. Repeat exposure to noise at a level of more than 85 decibels (dB) can result in permanent hearing problems. The good news: noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. The key is to minimize your exposure to noise and take appropriate action to protect your hearing when you’re in a noisy environment.

Help us spread the word about the dangers of noise exposure. Together we can educate the world and inspire change. Let’s act today so we can Hear for the Future®!

Information resource

Topics covered in the Noise Center include:

The content we publish here is intended to give people the facts they need to know about the impacts of noise and how to protect themselves, their friends, and families from related harm.

These resources will be invaluable for community leaders raising awareness of long-term exposure to noise.

Do you have a specific question or concern related to noise?

E.g., how to know if it’s harmful, controlling noise, protecting your hearing, or conducting your own noise awareness work. Your question may be answered in our facts and FAQ section. If not, contact the noise experts at CHC via the free Ask The Experts program, or call the Noise Center at 917-305-7810.