Hearing Loss Prevention
Hearing loss is pervasive, affecting 34 million Americans, and it is a growing problem, especially among youth. Research shows that one in five teens in the United States has hearing loss, largely due to high-volume sounds in daily life, such as music streamed loudly into headphones.
In an effort to help educate young people on this issue, Starkey Hearing Foundation created the "Listen Carefully"
program to encourage them to protect their hearing. In the last year, the Foundation distributed more than 16,000 "Listen Carefully" teaching guides to schools. These guides focus on the science of hearing and encourage students to put the lessons into practice.