Daisy’s Ears: A Story About Noise Awareness and Hearing Loss Prevention
The “Daisy’s Ears” story book is an 18 page full colour, illustrated story about a dog named Daisy, created by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL).
Throughout the story, Daisy learns about the importance of good hearing health and caring for her ears.
The story encourages children to listen to music and electronics at a low volume, and to wear earplugs or earmuffs in loud places like concerts or movie theatres. The story uses simple language, repetition and questions to engage young children.
The Importance of Early Hearing Health Education
The goal of this project is to improve overall hearing health among young children by educating them on the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
Exposure to noise can have serious effects on children’s health and well-being. Noise-induced hearing loss is a permanent hearing impairment that is 100% preventable through education and proper use of hearing protection.
The World Health Organization indicates that:
“Excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure time. It can disturb sleep, cause cardiovascular and psychophysiological effects, reduce performance and provoke annoyance responses and changes in social behaviour”.
Early education on hearing health and the dangers of noise is important to create a culture where lower volume and the use of hearing protection is a normal part of everyday life.
Watch An Introduction To Daisy’s Ears
“My students and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The students have been taking the book and looking at it at our classroom Reading center. They love to tell each other what they know about taking care of their hearing!”
Receive A Complimentary Copy of Daisy’s Ears
If you are an Early Childhood or Primary Educator in Newfoundland and Labrador and would like a complimentary copy of Daisy’s Ears for your childcare centre or Kindergarten Class, sign up here.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Canada Post Community Foundation.
Purchasing Copies of Daisy’s Ears
Canadian Residents: Copies of the Daisy’s Ears book can be purchased online here.
International Orders: If you would like to order copies of the Daisy’s Ears book, please contact us for a shipping quote.
Funding for this project has been provided by: