by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
Loud sounds damage our ears. But how loud is too loud? Which devices produce sounds that are too loud? What can we do to protect our ears from loud sounds?
Excellent questions. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Oregon Health & Science University have put together a fun web site for you called “Dangerous Decibels” It consists of 8 modules that you interactively work through and learn as you go.
This site is suitable for both kids and adults.
As the web site explains, “This is a collection of games, demonstrations and activities that will answer three important questions:
1. What are the sources of dangerous sounds?
2. What are the effects of listening to dangerous sounds?
3. How do I protect myself from dangerous sounds?”
Intrigued? Get started. Click on “Dangerous Decibels” and have fun!