Developing Outreach Websites to Make a Difference

LCG collaborated with the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders’ (NIDCD) Office of Health Communications and Public Liaison (OHCPL) to develop the It’s a Noisy Planet website in an effort to increase awareness and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss using social media. Now in its fifth year, the website has been highly instrumental in providing a platform for the Noisy Planet campaign since making its debut at the National Afterschool Association Conference in 2009. It received the 2010 Media Award from the National Hearing Conservation Association and continues to provide educational material for teens and parents, offering the convenience of ordering materials in both English and Spanish.