A good program evaluation is the KEY to a successful, long-term program. The Dangerous Decibels program has been tested for its effectiveness in changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding protecting hearing from noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Read more »
Learning to protect our hearing requires a complex health behavior change. Research shows us that changing behavior is a challenging process, but it is an essential component of health delivery and promotion. The Dangerous Decibels program is primarily focused on changing health behaviors associated with hearing loss prevention in adolescents. Read More »
In our OMSI exhibit, visitors can test their hearing by listening to a series of tones, and pressing a button to indicate that they heard the tone, and in which ear they heard it. They may also participate in a voluntary research study conducted by Oregon Health Sciences University that records the results and some demographical information about the visitor.
View results from this study »
Jolene is a system for measuring the sound levels of personal stereo systems. She is part of the Dangerous Decibels education and research projects. View some of the data we’ve collected using Jolene »
A list of articles cited and/or relevant to the Dangerous Decibels program. Read more »
Working with OHSU Department of Public Health, Center for Healthy Communities – CDC funded Prevention Research Center (1U48DP001937) and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board this project focuses on reducing the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus in tribal communities. We work with Northwest tribal partners to create sustainable a hearing health program that is within the social, cultural, and practical requirements of their communities. Read more…