Join us at the Science Pub on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00pm for:
Will the iPod Generation Be Deaf?
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 with more than 100 million iPods having been sold worldwide. 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 I do to save my 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: Thursday, June 12
Presentation begins at 7:00pm and will last around 1.5 to 2 hours. Come early if you want to order food and drinks!
Where: Luna, 30 E. Broadway, Eugene http://www.lunajazz.com/
Just what is the Science Pub anyway?
The Science Pub http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepub 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 held every second Thursday of the month and 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, please visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepub
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Added by Science Pub on May 23, 2007