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1.1 billion young people at risk
of developing hearing loss

Posted: 4th September 2015


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the huge number of teenagers and young adults who are at risk of developing hearing loss due to unsafe music listening habits. Recently, students from the University of Washington in collaboration with the WHO have developed an information video highlighting the risks involved in exposure to loud sounds and suggesting ways in which people can reduce the level of risk.


You can view the video here:

Duration 2m 11s

DeafHear’s campaign Keep the Sound is also aimed at encouraging young people in Ireland to adopt safer music listening habits. As part of the campaign, young people can get feedback on the level at which they listen to music using our unique soundheads. To date we have found that more than 60% of young people are listening to music at unsafe levels.

Sally Harvest, Coordinator of the Keep the Sound Campaign says that the WHO are right to highlight this issue. ‘More than half of all acquired hearing loss is preventable, but this may actually increase if we don’t get young people to reduce the level at which they listen to music and encourage them to protect their hearing at nightclubs and concerts.’

DeafHear Sally and some students at Killorglin Community College get ready for Keep the Sound!

Sally and some students at Killorglin Community College get ready for Keep the Sound!


The Keep the Sound Campaign is now hitting the road again after the summer break, and will be visiting colleges and schools in Dublin, Sligo and Donegal in the Autumn.

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more...Hearing loss costs an estimated €2.2bn every year in Ireland.


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