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National Save Your Hearing Day

It's National Save Your Hearing Day - protect your hearing by wearing ear protection and turning down the volume on your devices!
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It's time to protect your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss with National Save Your Hearing Day on May 31! This day was created to remind people of the importance of protecting their hearing, and it has been celebrated since 1999. Whether you're listening to music, attending a loud concert, or using power tools, it's important to take steps to protect your ears from harmful noise levels. There are plenty of simple ways you can do this, such as wearing earplugs or limiting the amount of time you spend in noisy environments. So join us in celebrating National Save Your Hearing Day and make sure that you cherish your hearing health!

History of National Save Your Hearing Day

National Save Your Hearing Day Dates

National Save Your Hearing Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1879</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the Telephone</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone, marking the beginning of new risks for human hearing with technology.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Industrial Ear Protectors</div><div class='timeline-text'>The need for hearing protection in workplaces like factories and industrial sites led to the invention of the first commercial ear protectors.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Stereophonic Sound</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stereophonic sound is pioneered in the recording industry, driving higher volumes and potentially riskier sound levels for listeners.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Walkman Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sony introduces the Walkman, making loud music directly delivered to the ear a portable pastime and increasing risk of hearing damage.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Save Your Hearing Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Save Your Hearing Day is observed for the first time, promoting awareness of rising hearing impairment risks and protection methods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WHO Warning</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Health Organization issues a warning that over 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Save Your Hearing Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wear earplugs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>When in loud environments, wearing earplugs is a great way to protect your hearing. Earplugs come in different sizes and shapes, so make sure to find ones that fit comfortably and are rated for the noise level you will be exposed to.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Turn down the volume</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>When listening to music or watching TV, keep the volume at a moderate level. Keep the volume at a lower level if you are using headphones or earbuds, as they direct sound directly into your ears.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take regular breaks</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you find yourself in a particularly noisy environment, take regular breaks so that you can give your ears a rest from the loud sounds.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Get your hearing checked</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Having your hearing checked regularly is important in order to catch any hearing loss early on and to ensure that your ears are functioning properly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learning about how noise can affect your hearing can help you stay informed and make better decisions when it comes to protecting your hearing.</p></div></div>

Why National Save Your Hearing Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hearing loss is a growing concern</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>According to the World Health Organization, more than 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people - have disabling hearing loss. Furthermore, 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 years old suffer from some degree of hearing impairment, and this number is expected to double by 2050.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Loud noise can cause permanent damage</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>A important part of preserving your hearing health is protecting yourself from loud noises. Unprotected exposure to sounds exceeding 85 decibels can cause permanent damage to your ears and even lead to complete hearing loss. That's why it's so important that we recognize National Save Your Hearing Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There are things you can do to protect your hearing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Protecting your hearing health doesn't have to be difficult. There are simple steps you can take such as wearing ear plugs or protective headphones when listening to music or using power tools, limiting your exposure to loud environments like concerts and sporting events, and getting regular checkups with an audiologist.</p></div></div>

5 Unheard Facts for Protecting Your Hearing

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Exposure to loud noise can accelerate hearing loss</h3><p class='facts-text'>Studies have shown that repeated exposure to loud noise can accelerate presbycusis - the natural process of hearing deterioration with age.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hearing loss can lead to other health issues</h3><p class='facts-text'>Unmanaged hearing loss has been linked with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as physical health problems like heart disease and an increased risk of falls.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Newborns are tested for hearing impairment</h3><p class='facts-text'>In many hospitals, newborns undergo a hearing test as part of standard screening protocols to detect any early signs of hearing impairment and provide necessary interventions.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Not all hearing loss is preventable</h3><p class='facts-text'>Although noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented with protective measures, other types like genetic or disease-associated hearing loss are usually irreversible and require different forms of management like hearing aids or cochlear implants.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Healthy lifestyle choices can help preserve hearing</h3><p class='facts-text'>Choosing a nutritious diet, regular exercise, limiting the intake of ototoxic drugs (medications that can damage your hearing), and avoiding exposure to infections like measles, mumps, or meningitis can help maintain good hearing health.</p></div></div>

National Save Your Hearing Day FAQs

When is National Save Your Hearing Day?

National Save Your Hearing Day is celebrated on May 31 every year. In 2024 National Save Your Hearing Day will occur on a Friday.

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