Make Listening Safe Petition

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Following the launch event at the beginning of November, the Make Listening Safe Campaign UK have released their first petition to the government. The current focus is managing noise exposure from headphones and this petition will raise awareness for the need to implement updated regulations around the sale of headphones.

The Make Listening Safe Campaign UK wants to ensure all headphones sold in the UK provide the users with information about their sound exposure to help reduce the incidence of avoidable hearing loss. Harley Street Hearing and Musicians’ Hearing Services are proud to be supporters of the campaign.

Make Listening Safe Petition

If you are UK citizen, please follow the link and sign the petition here.

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About the Make Listening Safe Campaign

Avoidable hearing loss amongst those with ‘normal hearing’ is a rapidly growing global problem.

In 2015 The World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report which forecast that 1.1 billion people are at risk of experiencing permanent, avoidable hearing damage in their lifetime.  The WHO have revised their estimate of those at risk to 2.5 billion people by 2050, that’s 1 in 4 of the world’s population (read full article).  More worrying recent research shows a strong correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline.

MLSC launched in 2023 in the UK before being rolled out to the other 193 countries, which are members of the WHO, in 2024.

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