Dangerous Decibels Project
OHSU # 0532
EDUCATOR RESOURCE GUIDE
Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented!! The OHSU Dangerous Decibels® project mission is to significantly reduce the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) through exhibits, educational outreach, research and a variety of classroom materials and resources for educators.
The Educator Resource Guide is an illustrated, spiral paperback (8.5 x 11 and 105 pages) K-8 classroom supplement with hands-on activities, background information, and experiments. Activities cover the anatomy and physiology of hearing, how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, and the physics of sound.
Table of Contents
- Why Teach About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
- Behavior-Related Objectives
- Integrating Dangerous Decibels into Science Curriculum
- The Science of Sound, Hearing, and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Background Information for the Teacher
- Physics of Sound
- Fun Facts about Sound
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear: The Mechanics of Hearing
- Causes of Hearing Loss
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
- How Loud is Too Loud? – Measuring Sound/Decibels
- How to Use This Resource Guide and its Activities
- Adapting Activities to Different Grade Levels
- Classroom Activities
- Activity 1: Good Vibrations
- Activity 2: Bend It, Break It
- Activity 3: Sound Measures
- Activity 4: How Loud is Too Loud
- Appendices A – G
- Web Resources
For more information on the Dangerous Decibels project, detailed inquiries on the product, and a demo of the Dangerous Decibels Virtual Exhibit, please visit http://www.dangerousdecibels.org .
- William Martin, SM.Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery
- OHSU # 0532-B — Dangerous Decibels Educator Resource DVD
- OHSU # 0532-A — Dangerous Decibels Educator Resource Guide
- OHSU # 0532-C — Dangerous Decibels Educator Resource Guide and DVD
For more information, contact:
Technology Development Manager