Ear Peace: Save your Hearing Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization. Its mission is to raise awareness of the epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in our country and facilitate its prevention.The American Academy of Audiology reports that children with just a mild hearing loss are more likely to repeat a grade, at great cost to the children, the schools and our community. Already one in five U.S. teens has permanent hearing Ioss due to noise by the age of 19.
Ear Peace Foundation, founded in 2010 by Adele Sandberg, a former teacher, is now in its 7th year working with M-DCPS with the goal of reaching every single student, teacher, and educator with this critical health information.
From 2011-2018, Ear Peace Foundation trained about 300 teachers with a collective reach of about 50,000 students. ln June, Ear Peace Foundation trained more than 500 teachers at the M-DCPS Summer Academy and anticipates that the teachers trained will be equipped to reach an additional 50,000 or more students during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Ear Peace Foundation created a Protect-A-Band program that provides free filtered ear plugs to teachers and students; and Ear Peace: Save Your Hearing Foundation is committed to reaching everyone with the information necessary to protect their hearing and stop this epidemic of permanently disabling yet preventable hearing loss in our nation. On September 5, 2018, The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 18-061 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Ear Peace: Save Your Hearing Foundation For Their Commitment to Spreading Awareness about the Epidemic of Noise-Induce Hearing Loss.