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October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month. The Student Academy of Audiology chapter at Auburn University will sponsor activities to raise awareness about hearing protection, noise-induced hearing loss and the profession of audiology at the Jane B. Moore softball complex on Saturday, Oct. 29, when the softball team welcomes Northwest Florida State and Columbus State University for games at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

The Doctor of Audiology graduate students will provide information about signs and symptoms of hearing loss and hearing loss prevention. They will distribute foam ear plugs while supplies last. Aubrey, the Speech and Hearing Clinic’s Dangerous Decibels mannequin, will be on site to demonstrate safe listening habits when using ear buds.

More than 36 million adults in the United States have some degree of hearing loss. More than half the people with hearing loss are younger than 65 years. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States, but noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented.

An environment is too loud and considered dangerous if: you have to shout over background noise to be heard; it is painful to your ears; it makes your ears ring during and after exposure.

Join the Student Academy of Audiology at the Jane B. Moore softball complex on Oct. 29 to support the softball team and to learn how to protect your hearing.