The Listen Up New Zealand Report is a pilot study that outlines the findings from NFDHH's initial Hearing Screenings at three New Zealand secondary schools in 2019.
• 479 year 9 students had their hearing screened.
• 161 had an abnormal hearing result, (that’s one in three!).
NFDHH also collected data on the student’s listening habits. Most worryingly, many students were listening to personal devices at harmful levels. 76 students reported listening to music at maximum volumes on their headphones (100-115 decibels) for over an hour every day. The World Health Organisation recommends capping listening to 1.5 minutes or less at this volume.
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Make Listening Safe
To ensure young people are aware of the risks, we have developed the Make Listening Safe Programme that focuses on educating young people about noise-induced hearing loss and how to protect their precious hearing.
Listen Up Conference
The Listen Up 2019 Conference was held on the 2nd of October at SkyCity in Auckland in order raise awareness about youth hearing loss, and to discuss inclusivity and hearing loss in the workplace.
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