WHO's Make Listening Safe Campaign

Supported by ASHA's Listen to Your Buds Campaign

ASHA is serving as an advisor on a new campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) that estimates one billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices. Called “Make Listening Safe,” the campaign aims to encourage young people to practice safe listening when they participate in recreational activities, such as listening to personal audio technology, attending concerts or sporting events, or engaging in other forms of entertainment. Please practice safe listening!


Campaign Launch Program

March 3, 2015; 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Recreational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Chairperson: Dr. Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI), WHO


  • Mark Coleman, Ireland
  • Deanna Kay Meinke, Dangerous Decibels, USA
  • Elena Torresani, Hear the World Foundation, Switzerland
  • Marcel Bobeldijk, International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
  • Ms. Liu Tingting, China Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Deaf Children, China
  • Shelly Chadha, Technical Officer, WHO