The guide is an illustrated, spiral paperback (8.5 x 11 and 105 pages) collection of  hands-on activities, background information, and experiments that can be used in a classroom. Activities cover the anatomy and physiology of hearing, how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, and the physics of sound. This can also be downloaded free from our website.

Please note that this is NOT the Dangerous Decibels classroom program but it is one of the items included in a kit of materials that all Educator Training Workshop participants receive. The workshop teaches participants to present the Dangerous Decibels classroom program. 

You can order a copy of the Educator Resource Guide via our order form:

The full guide is also available as a PDF download (~1.9MB):

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
    • Glossary
    • Graphics
    • Web Resources