A SOUND MISSION FOR OVER 100 YEARS
SERvice TO MAnkind has been the purpose of Sertoma International for over 100 years. Sertomans across the country are unified with a single purpose: serve our communities and improve the lives of those who need help. Sertoma’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support. Over the years, Sertoma has been recognized for its work at the highest levels, by Presidents Truman and Reagan as well as by many national organizations that support hearing and speech health.
Some noises are just too loud for your ears, like a lawn mower or jet engine. If a noise makes you feel uncomfortable, it is probably too loud and could result in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Although research is ongoing, currently NIHL is permanent and irreversible, but it is preventable.
SAFEEars!® strives to motivate individuals of all ages to take action against noise-induced hearing loss by understanding the cause and the solutions, because damage incurred today can last a lifetime. By clicking on the link, you can discover how sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss due to excessive exposure to noise) can affect your hearing, through a Hearing Loss Simulator, courtesy of the Better Hearing Institute.
How can I get my community involved in SAFEEars®?
We have a variety of SAFEEars materials for all kinds of settings – from elementary, middle or high school, to the work place, club meetings and more. Earplugs, bookmarks, posters and bags provide opportunities for individuals to influence others and create awareness in regards to noise-induced hearing loss.