1313 Nw Marshall St
Portland, Oregon 97209

Join us at the OMSI Science Pub on Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm for:

Ears Gone Wild: Will the iPod Generation Soon Be Deaf?
with Dr. Billy Martin, Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at OHSU http://www.ohsu.edu/ohrc/staff/martin/martin.html

The iPod has become a cultural icon, and an estimated 14 million were purchased during the 2006 holiday frenzy. Lawsuits, rumors, accusations are flying around about the role of iPods in the current epidemic of noise-induced hearing losses, especially among young people. Sure, loud sound must be able to damage ears, but how much sound is required? Can iPods or other personal stereo systems cause deafness? What can you do to save your ears?

Dr. Billy Martin is a world-renowned hearing scientist who deals with all kinds of noise that affects our community. He leads a team of Portland area scientists, educators, clinicians, public health experts and others in the study of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus prevention. Dr. Martin will talk about the dangerous noises in our every day life - what they are, what damage they cause, and how to protect yourself... iPods included.

When: Monday, February 26
Presentation begins at 7:00pm and will last around 1.5 to 2 hours. The Science Pub has been drawing very large crowds, so be sure to come early if you want to order food and drinks!

Where: bridgeport brewpub + bakery, 1313 NW Marshall, Portland, OR http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/

Transportation info:
For those who drive - The parking garage across the street is free after 5:00pm, otherwise there is street parking (check the meters for fees)
For those who take public transportation - Take the streetcar to the BridgePort stop at 14th and Northrup. You can then walk around to the entrance at 13th and Marshall. For other starting points, visit http://www.trimet.org/.

Just what is the Science Pub anyway?
The Science Pub http://www.omsi.edu/education/adults/ is a monthly event where you can find out about advances in science and technology from leading researchers and scientists, all while enjoying food and beverages. Don't expect a remote speaker behind a distant podium. Instead, experience the informal atmosphere where you can interact with the expert and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required; just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

The Science Pub is open to anyone and everyone, no RSVP is necessary. Please feel free to pass this on to your friends and colleagues, and we hope to see you there!

For a list and description of upcoming Science Pubs in March and April, please visit: http://www.omsi.edu/education/adults/. If you would like more information or to sign up for the mailing list, please email [email protected].

Official Website: http://www.omsi.edu/education/adults/

Added by Science Pub on February 20, 2007