Part of Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres mandate is
One of our key focuses is educating
the public about the dangers of noise.
Noise is a silent enemy. It is
so much a part of our lives, we often do not recognize its
Think a little more about noise.
It can harm you. If you are exposed to a loud noise on a
continuing basis, your hearing is in danger. Protect yourself
from loud noise by wearing earplugs or other protective
equipment. If you have trouble hearing what others say
or your ears are ringing, have your hearing checked by
If you find yourself in a noisy
environment, please give some thought as to what damage
the noise can be doing to your hearing. If you have to shout
over a noise, it is too loud. If your ears ring or buzz
after listening to a noise, it is too loud. Consider the
source of the noise. If the noise is caused by something
out of your control, such as noise related to industry,
make sure that proper hearing protection is provided and
limit the time exposed to the noise.
If you suffer from or suspect
that you might suffer from noise induced hearing loss or
other complications such as Tinnitus, there is help. Please
contact an Audiologist at a Centre near you.
Prevention is the key to insure
that you are hearing for a lifetime.
the Noise Awareness Activities that occurred during December
Radio spot ad on C100 during the entire month of
December featuring the band members of CRUSH
Toy Screening Clinic held at out Halifax Community
Centre on December 18, 2001. The public was invited to bring
in toys to be tested for sound levels and provided with
information on safe practices for toys.
For more information on Industrial
noise please go to Industrial Community