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Speed of Sound Infographic

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Understanding the science behind hearing is an important first step to improving hearing health. For example, the speed of sound is roughly 900,000 times slower than the speed of light, but at 332 meters per second, sound vibrations can have a huge impact on your hearing. Also, the speed at which a sound wave travels depends heavily on the environment around you. Crowded spaces tend to swallow up sound because of the limited space for waves to travel, whereas an empty room produces an echo. We can help prevent hearing loss by identifying where the dangers may lie.

Download our speed of sound infographic and use it to start conversations with the children in your life about taking care of their hearing.