Say What? Protecting Your Hearing

This Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders and others who work with young adults.

The young producer works in an environment with noise hazards and plays in an environment with noise hazards. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is common (and preventable) but unfortunately, use of hearing protection among youth is not.


By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • identify harmful exposures which have the potential to cause hearing damage
  • identify preventive strategies to reduce exposure to noise
  • describe appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment

Access the Train the Trainer Webinar from the AgriSafe Learning Lab!



Teacher Guide (available after completion of the Train the Trainer)


Classroom Activities (available after completion of the Train the Trainer)

  1. 30 Minute Webinar recording for students - Basics of Hearing Loss Prevention  (available after the Train the Trainer)
    Presenter: Marjorie C. McCullagh, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN Professor, Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, University of Michigan School of Nursing

  2. Decibel Hunt (available after Train the Trainer)
    Activity for students to measure sounds around them and identify when personal protective equipment is necessary.

  3. JeopEARdy game - download ppt file


If you have already viewed the Train the Trainer webinar and are looking for resources, please contact AgriSafe at [email protected]