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Guidelines for Use of Noisy Planet Materials, Images, and Logo

Note: These guidelines are currently being revised. New guidelines will be posted soon. Please contact NPInfo@nidcd.nih.gov if you are interested in using Noisy Planet materials.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sponsors It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. This national public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages 8 to 12 ("tweens") about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

These guidelines have been established to provide direction and guidance for partners and the NIDCD to work collaboratively on Noisy Planet education activities. The guidelines will help to ensure that all Noisy Planet products and activities are beneficial for parents and other caregivers, scientifically accurate and reliable, and independent and free of commercial bias.

The NIDCD encourages individuals and organizations to use its campaign materials, messages, and logo and to distribute them to a variety of audiences. Please refer to the following guidelines when doing so:

Use of Noisy Planet Materials

Noisy Planet materials are copyright-free and in the public domain. Permission is not needed when reproducing materials. Reproduction and use of Noisy Planet products imply agreement with NIDCD stated policies.

When reproducing materials, the NIDCD recommends that one of the following statements be added:

  • A message from (your organization) and the It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing campaign, a program of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
  • Information provided by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • For more information, contact the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at 800-241-1044 or visit http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov.

Materials adapted from Noisy Planet messages and products should include the following message: "Adapted from the It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing campaign (http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov), a program of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health."

Groups are permitted to add their logo to Noisy Planet materials that they distribute. Commercial organizations who add their logo on Noisy Planet materials must include a statement that the NIDCD, as a Federal agency, does not endorse any organization’s products or services.

Use of the Campaign Logo on Materials that You Develop

When using the Noisy Planet logo, groups should use the logo that appears with "National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders" underneath (see image). Note that this general permission does not extend to use of the NIDCD institute logo, which is for use by the NIDCD only.

The Noisy Planet logo should be used solely for the development of educational materials. It must not be used on any marketing or fundraising piece.

In order to maintain the integrity of the Noisy Planet campaign identity, the NIDCD requests the opportunity to review print materials prior to production for compliance with the stated guidelines. Please send your samples to: NPInfo@nidcd.nih.gov.

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Use of Campaign Images

Organizations may incorporate additional Noisy Planet graphics into a variety of materials, including public service announcements (print and broadcast), news articles, in-store displays, Web pages, flyers, and packaging. Noisy Planet images must appear only in combination with the Noisy Planet campaign logo, and may appear only on materials that raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss. Inclusion of photos and visuals from the Noisy Planet campaign must be sourced using the following required language.

  • Image courtesy of It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

See this page for available graphics.