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!

Raise awareness on social media and update your cover photo on Facebook, post on Instagram, and spread the word on Twitter with these awareness graphics.
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Promote National Audiology Awareness Month

Check out our tools below to help promote National Audiology Awareness Month.


 
Resources

“Ask Me About Audiology” Campaign

"Ask Me About Audiology" (AMAA) is a week-long campaign run annually by the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) and will be entering its sixth year starting October 16–20. AMAA has easily become a Fall semester staple for many local

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SAA chapters. The campaign seeks to empower students to educate members of the local community about hearing healthcare, the impact of hearing loss/noise exposure, and the profession of audiology. 

Review their resources and see how you can raise awareness. 

Raise Awareness on Social Media

A woman places protective earmuffs on a preteen boy. Text above them reads: October is National Protect Your Hearing Month.

During National Audiology Awareness Month, encourage your family and friends to practice healthy hearing habits such as wearing hearing protection. Recognize the importance of hearing health with the images and infographics below provided by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and Noisy Planet educational program.


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October is National Audiology Awareness Month! Join @NIDCD and learn why it’s important to safeguard your hearing and wear hearing protectors in noisy situations. 

American Academy of Audiology joins forces @NIDCD to observe National Protect Your Hearing Month this October. 

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month! Learn how you can keep your hearing safe when sounds get too loud. 

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, and there’s no better time to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from noise-induced hearing loss with It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing! 

During National Protect Your Hearing Month learn how to use pre-molded earplugs to help protect your hearing. 

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



Raise Awareness on Social Media

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

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).