by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

March 3 is World Hearing Day. For several years now, the World Health Organization has celebrated World Hearing Day, each year with a special theme.

This year’s theme is one near and dear to my heart: Prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. And this year’s slogan is “To hear for life, listen with care.”

As WHO states in its online information:

The World Hearing Day 2022 with the theme “To hear for life, listen with care” will focus on the importance and means of hearing loss prevention through safe listening, with the following key messages:

  • It is possible to have good hearing across the life course through ear and hearing care​
  • Many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented, including hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds​
  • ‘Safe listening’ can mitigate the risk of hearing loss associated with recreational sound exposure​
  • WHO calls upon governments, industry partners and civil society to raise awareness for and implement evidence-based standards that promote safe listening

The Quiet Coalition is happy to help raise awareness about evidence-based standards that promote safe listening.

That’s why we often say that “if it sounds loud, it’s too loud, and your auditory health is at risk.”