Today is International Noise Awareness Day (INAD), which aims to raise awareness of the effects of noise on the health and welfare of individuals and populations worldwide. In support of INAD, we encourage you to check out these ASA publications about hearing and hearing protection.

International Hearing Protector Fit-Testing Symposium International Noise Awareness Day

Last August, a diverse group of professionals convened at the International Hearing Protector Fit-Testing Symposium to delve into the nuances of hearing protector fit testing in occupational settings. Dive into this POMA proceedings paper for an insightful overview of the discussions held during this groundbreaking event:

JASA Express Letters International Noise Awareness Day

Using headphones may expose the listener to potentially harmful levels of sound. This study published in JASA Express Letters investigates whether introducing tactile vibrations could be the key to encouraging listeners to reduce their headphone volume. The findings suggest that integrating tactile feedback might just be the game-changer we need. Read the full JASA-EL article at

NHANES International Noise Awareness Day

Millions of adults are at risk of hearing loss resulting from exposure to occupational and recreational noises. These researchers used data from the combined National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011–2012 and 2015–2016 to establish the prevalence of occupational and recreational noise exposures through self-report questions. These datasets evaluate all-cause self-reported noise exposure for U.S. adults aged 20–69 years. Read the article in JASA:

International Noise Awareness Day (INAD)

Share these insights on social media using #INAD2024 and encourage your network to join the conversation. Together, let’s amplify the importance of noise awareness and inspire positive change. Protect your hearing, protect your health!


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