Org Name Original: Dangerous Decibels

Altered Org Name:

Contact First: Deanna

Contact Last:Meinke

Project Title: Jolene World Hearing Day at UNCO





AMR: United States of America



Event Purpose: Launch/promote the safe listening standards, Awareness-raising

Primary Audience: Adolescents, Adults

Estimated In Person Reach: Local

Audience Reached: General Public

Specific Workplace: College Students

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Social Media: Facebook, Instagram

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Event Description:

Jolene is a system for measuring the sound levels of personal stereo systems. She is part of the Dangerous Decibels education and research projects. Jolene was constructed using a used fashion mannequin and a sound level meter wired to a silicon ear. Jolene made an appearances at the University of Northern Colorado Recreation Center. Patrons of the recreational center were able to have their music listening levels measured and counseled on safe versus dangerous listening choices by UNCO audiology graduate students. Social media announcements promoted hearing health.

WHO Educational Materials Used: Yes

Native Written Language: English

Educational Materials Available in Your Language: Yes

Did You Translate WHO Materials: No

Would You Consider Assisting Us: No

What Additional Materials Would Be Helpful:

Stickers, PINs or something to wear on your clothing on that day.

Did You Have A World Hearing Day Event Last Year: Yes, but we did not submit a report

Other Suggestions:

More advance availability of the actual materials that we can use. There is limited time to get approvals for printing and distribution of the materials with the current timeline.

Did You Apply for Grant:No

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Photo 1 caption Jolene station at University of Northern Colorado (Madison Bacca) (WHO poster to the right out of frame)

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