Hearing Awareness Outreach: Miracle-Ear Foundation Hosts School Programs
“Teaching children and young adults about their hearing and safe noise levels is so important,” says Miracle-Ear® franchise owner Joyce Hill-Cooley, R.N. in Missouri. “We use our life-sized mannequin to help students understand how to prevent hearing loss.”
Joyce in partnership with the Miracle-Ear Foundation® donates her time visiting various elementary, middle, and high schools in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area to teach kids to respect their ears and avoid damage.
At the elementary schools, the Miracle-Ear employees focus on teaching children how the ear works through hands-on experiments and demonstrations.
For older elementary school children and middle school students, Joyce uses a life-sized mannequin, who is named Jolene.