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Community Awareness Event for Parents and Kids on the Impact of MP3 Players and How to Prevent Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Denver, CO—April 22, 2013— The Center for Hearing, Speech and Language is joining the Douglas County Parenting Coalition for a lively Community Event focusing on noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it. The event will take place on May 11, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the South Metro Fire District's Parkglenn facility, 10235 Parkglenn Way, Parker, CO.

There will be food, giveaways and prize drawings including decibel limiting headsets for kids, concert earplugs, and other safe-listening headsets as well as other prizes. Manufacturers include Vic Firth, Headbones, ETY Kids by Etymotic, Kono Sound and others.

Meet Harmony – the Center’s Electronic Educational Manikin  Harmony
After a short presentation, attendees can meet Harmony, an educational manikin that helps kids and parents understand the impact of the volume of their MP3 players on their hearing. Harmony is wired with a sound meter that registers the decibel level of an MP3 player when the earbuds are inserted in her ears. Anyone who listens to a MP3 or video game player can find out if the volume they typically use is putting them at risk for noise induced hearing loss.

Community event: Save Your Hearing -  for parents and kids
Where: South Metro Fire District's Parkglenn facility
10235 Parkglenn Way, Parker, CO 80138
When: May 11, 2013
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

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