03.03 – Make Listening Safe 2015

Make Listening Safe initiative by WHO.

image by WHO
image by WHO

To mark International Ear Care Day, celebrated each year on March 3rd, WHO is launching the “Make Listening Safe” initiative to draw attention to the dangers of unsafe listening and promote safer practices. In collaboration with partners worldwide, WHO will alert young people and their families about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss and advocate towards governments for greater attention to this issue as part of their broader efforts to prevent hearing loss generally.

Worldwide, 360 million people today have moderate to profound hearing loss due to various causes, such as noise, genetic conditions, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections, the use of particular drugs, and ageing. It is estimated that half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable. To address this issue, WHO collates data and information on hearing loss to demonstrate its prevalence, causes and impact as well as opportunities for prevention and management; assists countries to develop and implement programmes for hearing care that are integrated into the primary health-care system; and provides technical resources for training health workers.

If you enjoy listening to music, If you enjoy your movies and videos at FULL volume, If you are using personal stereo, please come to Jensen Hearing for a FREE hearing screening by bringing your personal stereo and earphone or earbuds.

(This FREE hearing screening is in support of the WHO initiative and would end on 31 March 2015)

Please call 06-2881407 to make your appointments before coming in.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)