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School’s Out Special: Dangerous Decibels

by on February 19th, 2014

The Iowa City Public Library will celebrate the No School Day on Friday, Feb. 28, with Dangerous Decibels from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in meeting room A.dd_small

Presented by Stephanie Mueller, a graduate student in the University of Iowa’s Clinical Audiology Doctoral Program, Dangerous Decibels is a fun and interactive program that teaches children about sound, how we hear, how we can damage our hearing, and how to prevent hearing loss.

“Evidence shows that sound-induced hearing loss is an increasing problem among all age groups,” Mueller says. “Programs targeting children have been shown, in the literature, to be effective in increasing knowledge and awareness of the issue as well as altering attitudes and behaviors regarding hearing loss prevention; however, only a small percentage of people have been educated about healthy hearing.”

Dangerous Decibels is a free program for school-age children.

For more information, contact the Children’s Desk at (319) 887-3400.

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