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XR4.3 Hearing Loss Prevention


This project theme builds upon outcomes from the HEARing CRC’s previous research into hearing loss prevention to develop tools for clinicians, researchers and individuals. Outcomes from this project them will include a smart phone app, and an ‘on-line’ interactive lifetime noise risk exposure estimator for hearing loss prevention.

In addition, research in this area will build upon on the experience of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre and The HEARing CRC’s HEARsmart Initiative in terms of the best practice in engaging “young people” in safe listening behaviours to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.

XR4.3.1 Early Indicators Of Noise Injury

This project will explore the hearing difficulties and damage that noise can cause to people other than at elevated hearing thresholds.

Project Leader: Dr Elizabeth Beach

XR4.3.2 HEARsmart – Noise Prevention Outreach

This project is investigating how to influence high risk groups, primarily young people interested in music, to protect against hearing loss and tinnitus. This includes development and release of tools such as an online interactive noise database, a noise risk calculator and the development of a smart phone application (app).

This project underpins activity of the HEARing CRC’s public health awareness initiative HEARsmart. As part of this work, we will also look at developing evidence-based principles for effective on-going public health awareness campaigns.

Project Leaders: Dr Elizabeth Beach,

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