Global Partners

The success of International Noise Awareness Day as an educational platform and a catalyst for change is the result of the commitment and efforts of our global partners.

We'd like to highlight several longstanding INAD partners who took part in Q&A sessions recently to discuss topics relating to noise, safe listening practices and the role of sound in our lives. View and share the videos below featuring noise and acoustic experts from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, GrowNYC, UK Noise Association and the International Commission for Acoustics.

Topic: World Health Organization on Making Listening Safe

Interviewer: Laurie Hanin, Executive Director of CHC

Interviewee: Shelly Chadha, Medical Officer, World Health Organization

Topic: CDC on the Impact of Noise on Hearing in Non-Occupational Settings
Interviewer: Ellen Lafargue, CHC Audiology Director

Interviewee: John Eichwald, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control

Topic: Noise and Its Impact on Quality of Life

Interviewer: Arline Bronzaft, Author, GrowNYC Board Member

Interviewee: Val Weedon MBE, Journalist, Author, UK Noise Association

Topic: Role of Sound in Our Lives

Interviewer: Nancy Nadler, Deputy Executive Director of CHC, Co-Founder of INAD
Interviewees: Michael Taroudakis and Marion Burgess of the International Commission for Acoustics

Below provides an interactive snapshot of some of the organizations involved in recent years. Stay tuned as we expand the listing and let us know your organization’s plans using the Sign Up form.

International Commission for Acoustics

Madrid, Spain

Established the International Year of Sound (2020/21) and promoted activities among acoustic organizations worldwide.

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Italian Association of Acoustics

Ferrara, Italy

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Conducted educational programs in schools throughout Italy and coordinated activities with other acoustics institutions around the world.

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Right to Quiet Society

Vancouver, Canada

Offered educational programs in Canada and the US in addition to year-round advocacy efforts.

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ProAcústica Brazilian Association of Acoustical Quality

São Paulo, Brazil

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Planned Hush City Soundwalk in search of quiet spaces along with many other activities over the years.

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Sweco Environment AB

Stockholm, Sweden

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Observed minute of silence and planned meet-the-experts workshops.

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Fundación Oír es Vivir

Panama City, Panama

Supported the early detection of hearing loss and other programs to generate awareness of health ramifications of noise exposure.

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Grow NYC

New York, NY, USA

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Served as a source of noise education and offered guidance to people seeking help with noise problems.

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German Acoustical Society (DEGA)

Berlin, Germany

Coordinated a common European Noise Awareness Day in collaboration with the European Acoustics Association.

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New York, NY, USA

Gave news interviews and hosted a Brooklyn Mapathon to measure sound levels in NYC restaurants.

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Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency

Lagos, Nigeria

Hosted a virtual Noise Awareness Summit featuring experts and thought leaders in the field of noise.

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Acoustical Society of America

Melville, NY, USA

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Educational programs utilized social media, citizen science, a screening of the film In Pursuit of Silence and a Meet-the-Experts YouTube Live session.

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The Hearing Journal

New York, NY, USA

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Published noise awareness section, April 2020, in honor of INAD and the International Year of Sound.

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Proyash Institute of Special Education and Research (PISER)

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Created posters, drawings, video clips, slogans and quotes for social media campaign.

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American Hospital Association

Chicago, IL, USA

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Promoted INAD to thousands of healthcare marketing, communications, and public relations professionals.

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Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Conducted a UK-wide research project using citizen scientists for the purpose of creating a visual soundscape simulator.

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Hush City


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Promoted appreciation of quiet spaces by hosting a series of guided Hush City Soundwalks using the Hush City app.

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Quiet Coalition

Lincoln, MA, USA

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Provided noise awareness education through multiple channels for the purpose of creating a quieter, more sustainable, livable world.

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New York University

New York, NY, USA

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Hosted Noise, Quietness and the Healthy City Workshop in support of INAD 2019.

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Sound Hub Denmark

Struer, Denmark

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Hosted Everyday Noise, a webinar about how noise affects our daily life and how to minimize its negative impact.

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Pulsar instruments, Plc

Filey, United Kingdom

Offered a course to employees on basic noise theory and why and how to measure and control noise at work.

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CESVA Instruments

Barcelona, Spain

Offered educational programs including a webinar on Noise Management in Smart Cities.

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Environmental Protection Scotland

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Promoted noise awareness in the community and implemented a social media campaign.

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UK Noise Association

London, United Kingdom

Supported noise awareness and education through media/PR events and social media.

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INAD Brasil

Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Organized educational programs for adults and children, community gatherings and social media campaigns.

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Gouda, Netherlands

Planned media/PR events and community gatherings to promote noise awareness and education.

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National Metrology Center

Querétaro, Mexico

Supported INAD through corporate wellness and media/PR events.

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Brazilian Society of Acoustics

São Paulo, Brazil

Supported INAD with educational materials, community events and social media.

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Heights CHC

Memphis, TN, USA

Partnered with schools and universities to measure noise levels throughout the community.

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Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

Ghent, Belgium

Offered hearing screenings and other wellness events to promote noise awareness and education.

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SOS Massif des Vosges

Saint-Étienne-lès-Remiremont, France

Organized activities to limit vehicular noise in the community and promote quiet.

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Ogun State Ministry of Environment

Ogun State, Nigeria

Implemented environmental noise standards and control regulations.

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Soos Creek Area Response

Auburn, WA, USA

Focused on protecting Soos Creek and ensuring that the control of noise and activity is adhered to.

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Government of Catalonia - Ministry of Territory and Sustainability

Barcelona, Spain

Organized online seminars, a social media campaign celebrating the benefits of quiet and other activities.

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Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa

Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Audiology held educational webinar Hidden Hazard: Noise.

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National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities

Cape Town, South Africa

Conducted educational and social media programs coordinated by the Department of Hearing Impairment and Deaf Affairs.

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Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Mumbai Branch

Mumbai, India

Produced and distributed a 'No Honking' bumper sticker to reduce city noise.

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Novi Sad, Serbia

Implemented a plan to build national educational capacities and competences related to noise and vibration engineering.

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Sound Defense Alliance

Coupeville, WA, USA

Provided educational information and other noise-related resources relevant to residents in the Pacific Northwest.

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Urban Alert

Osogbo, Nigeria

Implemented a noise pollution awareness campaign benefiting the community of Osun State.

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Panhellenic Pediatric Otolaryngology Association

Athens, Greece

Used social media and the press to raise awareness about the negative impacts of noise on children's hearing.

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Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association

Hyderabad, India

Created an awareness campaign highlighting the impact of noise on hearing and offered the public free hearing screenings.

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Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Conducted noise surveys, produced publications on noise pollutions and advocated with policymakers.

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