October Is National Audiology Awareness Month

October Is National Audiology Awareness Month

The Academy is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection. Your grassroots efforts to educate the public locally will make a profound difference!

Promote National Audiology Awareness Month

Use the tools and resources provided below in your efforts to promote National Audiology Awareness Month.

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Promoting Hearing Health and Audiology to Referring Providers
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Raise Awareness on Social Media

Update your cover photo on Facebook, post on Instagram, and spread the word on Twitter with these awareness graphics. 

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Public Awareness Week Fact 1Fact: 1 billion people are at risk for hearing loss due to unsafe personal use of portable music devices.

What to do: Limit your use of portable devices and keep the volume level at the half-way point or lower.

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Public Awareness Week Fact 2

Fact: Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by lawn/farm equipment, concerts, sporting events, firework shows, hair dryers, firearms, and alarm clocks. 

What to do: Wear hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85 decibels, turn down the volume, and walk away from loud noise.

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Public Awareness Week Fact 3

Fact: Half of those individuals with hearing loss are younger than age 65.

What to do: If you suspect a hearing loss or have ringing in the ears, visit an audiologist.

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Public Awareness Week Fact 4

Fact: Untreated dizziness and balance disorders can increase fall risk and result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head trauma.

What to do: If you feel dizzy regularly or suspect a balance disorder, visit an audiologist who specializes in vestibular evaluation and treatment. 

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Public Awareness Week Fact 5

Fact: Individuals with untreated hearing loss are often excluded from communication, and have feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression, and frustration.

What to do: If you suspect a hearing loss, visit an audiologist who can evaluate your condition and provide rehabilitation and treatment.

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Statistics and facts courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).