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The International Noise Awareness Day was launched by the American Center for Hearing and Communication, a non-profit organization, in 1995. The aim of this global campaign, which takes place every ear in April, is to raise awareness among the general public of the issue of noise and the risks it poses. People all over the world are called upon to take part via various actions on this occasion, such as open days on hearing acousticians’ premises, lectures in public health departments, universities and schools, panels of experts, noise level measuring actions and readings.

Hear the World has been involving itself in the International Noise Awareness Day for many years now, via exciting and versatile contributions, such as, for example:

  • Interviews with experts on the radio
  • Flyers with tips and tricks relating to the protection of hearing
  • Press reports including interesting facts to do with the topic of noise
  • Measurements of the loudest places in various towns and cities
  • Songs that sound just as people with reduced hearing would hear them
  • Games where one has to guess the source of a noise
  • Free hearing test actions

Do you have any more ideas on how to attract attention during the International Noise Awareness Day? If so, please send us an e-mail to info(at)hear-the-world.com.

Experience how loud is too loud
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The aim of the creative workshop was to teach the children the basics of classical ballet and rehearse a new choreography for one of their future performances. “Most of the children in our dance group have profound hearing loss and they have never attended a classical ballet performance. A dance workshop with Sergei Polunin, a living legend of classical ballet, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the children,” says Alena Orlova, the artistic director of the "Angely Nadezhdy" dance group.

All participants at the dance workshop have also been given new hearing aids from Phonak Russia. These devices can help them improve their speech comprehension and communicate better with one another.