Over one billion people are at risk of hearing damage due to unsafe recreational listening practices. To combat these risks WHO created the Make Listening Safe initiative in 2015.
“Make Listening Safe” aims to realize a world where people of all ages can enjoy recreational listening without risk to their hearing.
The approach of this initiative is to change listening practices and behaviours. WHO aims to achieve this through:
- raised awareness about the need for and means of safe listening, and
- implementation of evidence-based standards that can facilitate behaviour change in target population groups.
The Make Listening Safe mission is performed via three main pillars, developed and carried out through in collaboration with all stakeholders in the field.
- Creation of evidence-based standards
- Increasing awareness
- Investing in research
Make Listening Safe Campaign aims to raised awareness about the need for and means of safe listening to realize a world where people of all ages can enjoy recreational listening without risk to their hearing.WHO