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Hearing loss that results from exposure to loud noise, called noise-induced hearing loss, is of particular concern for today's children. One of the main reasons is the widespread use of personal audio technology and other smart devices.    

One in five teens have permanent hearing loss by the age of 19, mainly contributed to exposure to loud sounds. Hearing loss caused by loud-sound exposure, can be prevented.

Childhood Noise Risks
  • Noisy toys
  • Band class
  • Farm equipment
  • Shop class
  • Concerts
  • Firecrackers and fireworks
  • MP3 Players
  • Sporting events
  • Motorbikes/ATVs
  • Movie theaters
  • Arcades/Video games
  • Firearms
  • Power tools
  • Lawn mowers
Prevention Tips

  • Wear proper hearing protection (earmuffs or earplugs) when in noisy environments (concerts, sporting events, fireworks displays, car races, mowing the lawn).
  • Turn down the volume (television, stereos, video games, personal electronic devices).
  • Walk away from loud noise or take breaks after 1 hour of listening.
  • Talk to your doctor about getting a hearing test if you have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that doesn’t go away or you are concerned about your hearing.
Enjoy the February issue of "Connection",
Miami-Dade County Public Schools' newsletter for parents!
PIANO SLAM invites M-DCPS Middle & High School students to write poetry about the MUSIC in their lives. Visit the website for additional information and details.
The Children’s Trust Book Club. A free monthly Book Club for Miami-Dade children ages birth to 5 years old.*
*New registrations are available for children ages birth to 4 years and 6 months with addresses in Miami-Dade County.
Is your Kg-5th grade child (public or charter school) reading below their grade level and live in Florida? They could be eligible to receive a FREE BOOK at home every month thanks to the New Worlds Reading Initiative. To learn more visit their website.
Applications for 2022-2023 School Year Open March 1, 2022
The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2021-2022 school year. All information provided will remain confidential.
You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services. 
2022 Miami’s National College Fair to be held In-Person on March 13th
Pre-Register Online Now!

The Miami National College Fair will return to an in-person event on Sunday, March 13th with representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities ready to meet with students and their parents to discuss topics such as financial aid, college planning and admission requirements.
The Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport and Convention Center, 711 N.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33126. Admission is free. Parking is $7.
As in previous years, students can preregister for the fair at and print out their barcode confirmation to use as electronic ID and to request information from colleges and universities. 
All webinars are FREE and 1 hour or less.
MARCH 17 – APRIL 10, 2022
(EXCEPT MARCH 28-29 & APRIL 4-5)



Buy your discount tickets at any 
Sedano’s Supermarkets (coming soon)