International Ear Care Day

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated March 3 as the International Ear Care Day. According to WHO, “the Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world.”

At LimitEar, that’s what we are constantly trying to do. Hearing care is not a glamorous issue, and therefore it is not very well publicized. Most people, when they think about hearing loss, think about the elderly or people born with hearing defects. No one thinks about the fact that we – as a society – are constantly putting our hearing at risk by our own actions.

2014 Theme for the International Ear Care Day was, “Ear Care Can Avoid Hearing Loss.”

2015 Theme for the International Ear Care Day is, “Make Listening Safe.” At LimitEar, we are constantly working on both. Right now, we are hoping to create a solution that makes hearing for children safer.

Noise-induced hearing loss is a big problem in modern society. It happens more frequently than most people realise. The amount of noise that many of us get exposed to on daily basis – and often voluntarily – is well above the recommended daily levels. The use of earphones and headphones are particularly major contributors.

The purpose of the International Ear Care Day is to increase awareness of these issues.

At LimitEar, we continue to champion these issues, and we want to do our best to ensure that all hearing loss that can be prevented is prevented.

We hope you will join us, by spreading the word.