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
International Commission for Acoustics
Established the International Year of Sound (2020/21) and promoted activities among acoustic organizations worldwide.
Italian Association of Acoustics
Conducted educational programs in schools throughout Italy and coordinated activities with other acoustics institutions around the world.
Right to Quiet Society
Offered educational programs in Canada and the US in addition to year-round advocacy efforts.
ProAcústica Brazilian Association of Acoustical Quality
São Paulo, Brazil
Planned Hush City Soundwalk in search of quiet spaces along with many other activities over the years.
Sweco Environment AB
Observed minute of silence and planned meet-the-experts workshops.
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.
New York, NY, USA
Served as a source of noise education and offered guidance to people seeking help with noise problems.
German Acoustical Society (DEGA)
Coordinated a common European Noise Awareness Day in collaboration with the European Acoustics Association.
New York, NY, USA
Gave news interviews and hosted a Brooklyn Mapathon to measure sound levels in NYC restaurants.
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency
Hosted a virtual Noise Awareness Summit featuring experts and thought leaders in the field of noise.
Acoustical Society of America
Melville, NY, USA
Educational programs utilized social media, citizen science, a screening of the film In Pursuit of Silence and a Meet-the-Experts YouTube Live session.
The Hearing Journal
New York, NY, USA
Published noise awareness section, April 2020, in honor of INAD and the International Year of Sound.
Proyash Institute of Special Education and Research (PISER)
Created posters, drawings, video clips, slogans and quotes for social media campaign.
American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL, USA
Promoted INAD to thousands of healthcare marketing, communications, and public relations professionals.
Conducted a UK-wide research project using citizen scientists for the purpose of creating a visual soundscape simulator.
Lincoln, MA, USA
Provided noise awareness education through multiple channels for the purpose of creating a quieter, more sustainable, livable world.
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Hosted Noise, Quietness and the Healthy City Workshop in support of INAD 2019.
Sound Hub Denmark
Hosted Everyday Noise, a webinar about how noise affects our daily life and how to minimize its negative impact.
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.
Offered educational programs including a webinar on Noise Management in Smart Cities.
Environmental Protection Scotland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Promoted noise awareness in the community and implemented a social media campaign.
UK Noise Association
London, United Kingdom
Supported noise awareness and education through media/PR events and social media.
Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
Organized educational programs for adults and children, community gatherings and social media campaigns.
Planned media/PR events and community gatherings to promote noise awareness and education.
National Metrology Center
Supported INAD through corporate wellness and media/PR events.
Brazilian Society of Acoustics
São Paulo, Brazil
Supported INAD with educational materials, community events and social media.
Memphis, TN, USA
Partnered with schools and universities to measure noise levels throughout the community.
Artevelde University of Applied Sciences
Offered hearing screenings and other wellness events to promote noise awareness and education.
SOS Massif des Vosges
Organized activities to limit vehicular noise in the community and promote quiet.
Ogun State Ministry of Environment
Ogun State, Nigeria
Implemented environmental noise standards and control regulations.
Soos Creek Area Response
Auburn, WA, USA
Focused on protecting Soos Creek and ensuring that the control of noise and activity is adhered to.
Government of Catalonia - Ministry of Climate Action, Fooding and Rural Agenda
Organized online seminars, a social media campaign celebrating the benefits of quiet and other activities.
Department of Audiology held educational webinar Hidden Hazard: Noise.
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.
Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Mumbai Branch
Produced and distributed a 'No Honking' bumper sticker to reduce city noise.
Novi Sad, Serbia
Implemented a plan to build national educational capacities and competences related to noise and vibration engineering.
Sound Defense Alliance
Coupeville, WA, USA
Provided educational information and other noise-related resources relevant to residents in the Pacific Northwest.
Implemented a noise pollution awareness campaign benefiting the community of Osun State.
Panhellenic Pediatric Otolaryngology Association
Used social media and the press to raise awareness about the negative impacts of noise on children's hearing.
Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association
Created an awareness campaign highlighting the impact of noise on hearing and offered the public free hearing screenings.
Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust
Conducted noise surveys, produced publications on noise pollutions and advocated with policymakers.
School of Noise
Educated young people about the science of sound and music and the importance of safe listening.
Offered hearing screening and educational programs for adults highlighting the importance of preventing NIHL at work.
Provided education on technology solutions for noise cancellation and hearing enhancement.
Ran an educational campaign using social media and PR.
Dept. of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Implemented a campaign country wide to generate awareness of the health hazards of noise.
Department of Otology, Audiology & Neurotology, Athens Medical Center
Implemented an educational program to encourage children to adopt safe listening habits.
Universidad de Chile
Ran a safe listening campaign using social media and live interactive events for young people.
Institute of Acoustics and Vibroacoustics of Peru
Conducted a 3-day virtual event to educate the public about the dangers of noise and actions we can take to better manage it.
Audiology Department, Başkent University
Conducted an educational program for middle school students.
Raised awareness about noise pollution through articles and interviews on TV and radio.
Conducted research to reduce the noise associated with pump systems.
Clearly Hearing Audiology Center
Offered hearing screening, social media campaign and educational programs for adults and children.
Eric Scorsim Advocacia
Planned noise awareness educational programs for adults.
Yenepoya Medical College
Promoted noise awareness through hearing screening, a lecture and a themed video contest.
University of Benghazi
Planned a noise awareness program including hearing screening, educational activities and a social media campaign.
Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Engaged the public in a series of immersive educational activities to enhance understanding of noise.
Promoted noise awareness through educational programs and the use of social media.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Engaged acoustics experts, policy makers and health professionals in educating the public about noise.
CHAMAJ Consult ApS
Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Planned educational programs for adults and children with a focus on technology.
Spanish Acoustical Society
Promoted noise awareness education through technical meetings, school activities and a social media campaign.
Rankin Audiology and Hearing, LLC
Chelsea, MI, USA
Planned a social media campaign in support of noise awareness and offered hearing screenings to the local community.
Ministry of Environment
Offered a hearing screening program and emphasized noise awareness education for adults.
Agrupamento de. Escolas de Penacova
Offered in-school program to promote noise awareness and healthy hearing.
University of Southern Denmark
Offered hearing screening and educational programs directed toward adults.
Providence Noise Project
Providence, RI, USA
Dedicated to understanding the culture of urban noise, reducing noise levels and mitigating the effects of noise.
Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Winchester, VA, USA
Participated in INAD with educational programs and the use of social media.
ESEA Regional Chapter of Acoustical Society of America
Melville, NY, USA
Planned a mix of educational programs, social media and media outreach.
Star Speech and Hearing Clinic