05 April 2004

International Noise Awareness Day

Noise is a growing problem in our daily lives. More and more people are affected by the constant noise in the home, at work, at school and in the streets. Noise takes away from our sense of well-being and is harmful to our health.

"It is time to address the threat that noise poses to hearing, health, learning and behavior," says Amy Boyle, Director of the Noise Center of the League for the Hard of Hearing.

The International Noise Awareness Day this year will be held on Wednesday, 28th of April, in order to create awareness of this problem and what can be done about it.

The League for the Hard of Hearing sponsors this annual event for the ninth time to send a message to the public about the necessity of creating a quiet home, school and recreational environment.

Many events are planned throughout the day. In one of them the public will be asked to observe the Quiet Diet. The Quiet Diet - one minute of quiet from 2:15 to 2:16 regardless of your location, will tie the events together across the globe.

For more information about International Noise Awareness Day events in your country, contact your local hearing organization.

Source: www.lhh.org/noise

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