Tue, March 03, 2015
The IAMP Statement specifically calls on governments and other healthcare providers to implement a number of practices, including:
Follow the LINK to the IAMP website to download the Statement, currently available in English, Chinese, Italian and Spanish,
In parallel with the release of the statement, a ‘Comment’ article was published in the leading medical journal, The Lancet, on 3 March.
Hearing loss: a global health issue
Further information: The theme for International Ear Care Day 2015 is ‘Make Listening Safe’.
This theme will draw attention to the rising problem of noise-induced hearing loss. It raises the alarm that millions of teenagers and young people are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events. It highlights that such recreational hearing loss has potentially devastating consequences for physical and mental health, education and employment.