Run a competition at your local fitness center to motivate people to turn down the volume!
Many people listen to loud music at the gym. Some feel that loud music helps them put in an extra effort. Others listen to loud music to block out background noise from exercise equipment or the music playing at the gym.
Work with your local fitness center to start a fun competition to promote healthy listening behaviors and motivate guests to turn down their music. A ‘hearing coach’ could greet guests at the door and tell them about the chance to win prizes for good listening behavior. Prizes could include concert tickets, earplugs, or noise-cancelling headphones.
Brochures and posters at the fitness center could inform visitors about hearing loss and healthy hearing practices. You could also work with the fitness center to arrange meetings where people could learn more about hearing loss from a local professional.