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Hip™ Quiz


How much do you know?

Take this little quiz to see how much you know about noise, hearing loss, and hearing protection. You just might surprise yourself with what you already know!

1.Loud music is not as damaging as loud factory or industrial noise. T/F?

False. Your ears are sensitive to loudness, no matter what the source. If any sounds are loud enough for long enough they can permanently damage your hearing.

2.Music is OK as long as it is at a safe loudness level. T/F?

True. Music is an important part of life and it should be included at safe listening levels.

3.If I already have a hearing loss, I don't need to worry about hearing protection. T/F?

False. If you have a hearing loss it is more important than ever to protect what hearing you have left. Already damaged hearing is at high risk and more susceptible to further damage with continued noise exposure.

4.Wearing hearing protection is uncomfortable. T/F?

False. The key to comfort is getting the right type of protection in the right size and fit for your ears and for the activity. Be sure to check our HiP™ Hearing Protection for some cool ideas.

5.I am too young to get hearing loss from noise exposure. T/F?

False. More kids age 6-19 are developing hearing loss than ever before because of the noise they are exposed to through their hobbies and leisure time.

6.As long as I can hear my parents when they shout, my MP3 player is not too loud. T/F?

False. Your MP3 player is too loud if you cannot understand your parent when they are speaking at a normal conversational voice

7.By turning down the volume I can preserve my hearing. T/F?

True. If you turn down the volume to no more than 60% of the maximum setting you can listen safely and save your hearing.

8.Hearing loss from noise is 100% preventable. T/F?

True. Here is your chance to score 100% with your ears! Simply protect them and they will last a lifetime.



How did you do?

Score of 6-8 correct = You are pretty cool with this stuff and can help your friends learn!

Score of 4-6 correct = You have a good start with room to grow!

Score of 1-3 correct = You have lots to learn and have come to the right place!

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Hip™ Quiz
Take this little quiz to see how much you know about noise, hearing loss, and hearing protection. You just might surprise yourself with what you already know!