Educational

Big Ear can help you understand hearing conservation even more through online resources. We have listed a number of links that can redirect you to various websites.

Marching Band

If your child is in a marching band, then his hearing may potentially become impaired due to repeated exposure to loud sounds from musical instruments and other noise. Our concern at Big Ear is to help prevent this problem by spreading hearing conservation awareness to schools and providing earplugs. It is our mission to teach about the essentials of hearing protection and the risks of not wearing protective equipment. Moreover, looking at the picture, our goal is to push lawmakers to require marching bands to wear hearing protection during performances, especially for participants who are under 18 years of age.

Read more about this here.

Compensation in the Workplace

In the United Arab Emirates, workers who suffer hearing damage while on the job may file a complaint against their employer through the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. Importantly, they must file claims within one year of the occurrence of hearing damage. Read more about it here.

Occupational hearing loss is NOW a disease

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Post-Secondary Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The transition from high school to college may be considered a source of significant pressure for students. especially for the deaf and hard of hearing. It is estimated that there are 9 million people in the US who are deaf or hard of hearing, with 100,000 belonging to ages 18 to 44. Of that number, only 20,000 are able to attend post-secondary schooling, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics.

BestColleges is an excellent website that helps students find the best school to suit their needs. They provide reliable research, easy-to-use guides, and independent college rankings. Through their partnership with Higher Education, they give students direct connections to colleges and programs that fit their educational goals. In addition, they have a guide to college planning for deaf and hard of hearing students. This discusses the  transition process, accommodations, assistive technologies, classroom modifications, wellness strategies, notable colleges, and scholarships.