International Noise Awareness Day 2017

International Noise Awareness Day 2017

It is encouraging to see how, recently, there has been more focus on raising awareness of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), one of the most commonly reported work-related injuries globally [1].

As people and organisations around the world recognise International Noise Awareness Day on 26th April, important steps have been taken at an international level. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently held a second meeting for the revision of ear and hearing disorders and is planning other important consultations later this year [2]. This is just an example of how NIHL, which has been a ‘hidden’ injury for too long, is now higher on the international community’s agenda.

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