National Save Your Hearing Day

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When Celebrated

Always on May 31st


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About the Holiday

National Save Your Hearing Day promotes the importance of preventing hearing loss. Hearing loss may occur due to genetics, health, or environmental causes. Environmental causes can be avoided. Long term exposure to loud, high decibel noises can overtime cause hearing loss. According to John Hopkins Medicine, nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult. There is a strong relationship between age and hearing loss. 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss, per the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Things that can harm your hearing include shooting a gun, fireworks, loud dance clubs or concerts, motorcycles, snow mobiles, and machinery. It's advised to wear good hearing protection when exposed to high decibel sounds.

Gift Guidelines

  • Poster of parts of the ear
  • Ear plugs
  • Sign language class

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