Youth for Tomorrow Annual Country Fair and Auction
On Saturday October 4, 2008, the Academy had a booth in the Sports and Wellness area of the Youth for Tomorrow Annual Country Fair and Auction. The event attracted over 1,000 to the Youth for Tomorrow campus in Bristow, VA. The American Academy of Audiology booth helped increase consumer awareness for audiology and the importance of protecting your hearing.
Local audiologists Pamela Buethe and Diane Badua helped educate the public with the onsite sound meters to measure the level of noise at the event to increase awareness of sound that is all around us in our daily lives. Also at the booth was a child-sized doll outfitted with a sound meter and an MP3 player to show kids and adults a safe decibel level to listen to your personal music player.
At the end of the event, ear plugs had been handed out to families, adults, and children, who left the event more informed about audiology and the importance of hearing protection.