SAFEEars! To Protect Hearing in the Future
SAFEEars! promotes the important message that noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. With hearing loss becoming more common in the United States, awareness programs such as SAFEEars! starts the conversations about this important health issue. The program strives to motivate young people and adults to protect themselves against noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) by understanding the cause and solutions.
Before young people can understand hearing loss, they must understand how noise is a major cause factor. Real-life examples and hands-on activities help them understand that noise-induced hearing loss is real.
SAFEEars! Kids are Listening (for children in third through sixth grade) and Listen Up (for sixth, seventh and eighth graders) activities help young people develop an awareness of hearing and hearing loss. Many of the activities also provide opportunities for young people to influence the awareness and understanding of others regarding noise-induced hearing loss.
Who can facilitate the programs’ activities?
Teachers, youth club leaders, school-age care staff or volunteers can use The Kids Are Listening and Listen Up activities. Chapter members can also present the activities or volunteer to assist in presenting them.
Sertoma partnered with WISE EARS!® to create SAFEEars!
WISE EARS! is a coalition established by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Get more information or place an order for promotional supplies:
SAFEEars! materials are available for a variety of settings – from elementary, middle or high school, to the work place, club meetings and more. If you would like to have a SAFEEars! program in your community or are interested in some of our promotional items, please complete the form below.