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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

The World Health Organization has declared March 3, 2019, as World Hearing Day.
Each year the WHO selects a theme for its observation of this day. This year’s theme is early detection of hearing loss, and the WHO will release an online hearing test so you can screen your hearing.
It’s important to know if you have hearing loss, but it’s more important to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
So remember: If something sounds too loud, it IS too loud! Avoid loud noise when you can, and when you can’t, wear hearing protection.