April 25th is International Noise Awareness Day.
This year, we have chosen FIVE ways that you can prevent noise-induced hearing loss for yourself and for others.
We encourage you to take a few moments today to learn more about loud noise.
Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable if you know the right steps to take.
1. Are you Noise Aware?
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is 100% preventable but it is easy to ignore the dangers of loud noise.
Learn More About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and find tips specifically for home, work and play, as well as tips for parents.
2. Learn What You Can Do To Protect Your Hearing At Home, Work & Play
Download your free copy of this noise awareness handout today and share it with friends, family and co-workers.
3. Keep Your Earplugs With You
Drop by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) Provincial office (1081 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl) and pick-up this keychain with earplugs inside for $2.00. Having your earplugs with you means that you have a greater chance of having them when you need them!
Two frequently asked questions are “where can I buy earplugs” and “how do I know if they are the right type of earplug”. Our staff have selected these earplugs for ease of use – they are a push-to-fit and reusable foam earplug style which makes it easier to get a good fit with your hearing protection and have a 29 decibel Noise Reduction Rating (NRR).
You can also buy these earplugs in vending machines at Mile One Centre, Gander Community Centre and (coming soon) at the arena in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
4. Book A Noise Awareness Presentation For Your Workplace
Noise awareness is the perfect topic for a workplace lunch & learn or staff training session.
Hearing loss is a significant health concern for those working in noise or participating in noisy recreational activities. Hearing health has a direct effect on overall health.
Every exposure to loud noise causes hearing damage.
Learn more and book a workplace noise awareness training session.
5. Prevent Hearing Loss For Future Generations
Exposure to loud noise can have serious effects on children’s health and well-being.
Early education on hearing health and the dangers of noise is important to create a culture where lower volume and the use of hearing protection is a normal part of everyday life.