International Noise Awareness Day April 28, 2021
INAD 2021: Wednesday, April 28
All over the world, people, organizations, and governments will commemorate the 26th Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event in 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome noise where they work, live, and play.
You’re encouraged to visit CHC’s International Noise Awareness Day website at https://noiseawareness.org/. Launched in April, 2020, the website serves as an important INAD resource for educating people about the health risks of noise exposure and inspiring action in communities around the globe.
Visit the ‘Act Now’ section of the site to access the 2021 social media toolkit. And if you have INAD activities planned for 2021, sign up as a global partner and let us know what’s happening in your company, school or community. Thank you to everyone who has signed up as a global partner in recent weeks! We are in the process of adding you to the directory of global partners.
Why do we care so much about unwanted noise?
In the short term, noise causes stress, and as most of us understand, stress is terrible for your health. In the long term, noise causes hearing loss—and hearing loss is also detrimental to your health.
Individuals and communities no longer accept that noise is a natural by-product of an industrial society. Grassroots activist groups address the issue of noise in their own communities. New Yorkers gave noise as the leading complaint to quality to the city’s life quality hotline.
Adults may be the ones to have the greatest concerns about and problems dealing with noise, but children can suffer just as much, and there may be no indication as such to their parents.