NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY | MAY 31
Each May 31st, National Save Your Hearing Day recognizes the importance of preserving our hearing. It is important to take some time to learn ways to protect your hearing and that of your family. Our hearing is vital, and there are ways that hearing loss can be avoidable.
There are various reasons from which hearing loss can be the result, some of which include:
- Neurological Disorders
- Physical Trauma
- Neurobiological Factors
It is estimated half of the cases of hearing impairment and deafness are preventable. There are many effective, preventative strategies including immunization against rubella to reduce congenital infections, immunization against H. influenza and S. pneumonia to reduce cases of middle ear infections, and avoiding or protecting against excessive noise exposure.
For more information, visit http://www.betterhearing.org/
Always be alert to hazardous noise and wear proper hearing protection when needed!
HOW TO OBSERVE Save Your Hearing Day
Learn more about how to protect your hearing. If you think your hearing has declined, schedule a hearing screening with your primary care physician. From there your physician can refer you to an audiologist if more testing is required. Your primary care physician can also guide you through proper cleaning and care of your ears and the type of protection you should be using.
Some hearing and audiology locations may offer free screenings on May 31st. Check locally for opportunities near you.
Use #SaveYourHearingDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this health holiday.