National Save Your Hearing Day is an annual celebration and is observed on May 31st of every year. For anyone, hearing is an important sense without which one will not be able to listen to the sounds from around. It’s quite hard to imagine life without hearing those sounds like music, birds chirping, a dial tone, and even more. Unfortunately, there are lots of people from around the world who are suffering from hearing loss. The reason associated with this problem can be listed in number and however, hearing loss is preventable. National Save Your Hearing Day is one such awareness celebration observed to let people know that hearing loss is avoidable and the importance of saving your hearing.
“Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren’t really important unless they’re heard. The freedom of hearing is as important as the freedom of speaking.” – Tom Smothers
History of National Save Your Hearing Day
The National Save Your Hearing Day’s history and origin are unknown. The person or the organization who has come up with such an idea of celebration is also not known precisely. We could assume that it might be someone from a medical group or deaf association would have created it. Save Your Hearing Day is an awareness Day that aims at providing knowledge that hearing loss can be avoidable when treated at early stage properly. On this Day people are encouraged to learn how they can protect your hearing and their family. There are various reasons for which hearing loss that includes age, noise, genetic, illness, medications, chemicals, neurological disorders, physical trauma and neurobiological factors.It is found that nearly half of the cases of deafness and hearing impairment are preventable.
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How to Celebrate National Save Your Hearing Day
Celebrating the National Save Your Hearing Day is very simple. Take this Day as the best time to ensure your eardrums are functioning correctly to save your hearing. Follow the 60:60 rule every day which means you should listen to songs at 60 percent volume for less than 60 minutes in a day. Let people around you know that hearing loss is preventable and curable. Stay away from the loud noise as it damages your hearing capacity when continued for a longer time. Share your Save Your Hearing Day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #SaveYourHearingDay.