1.1 billion face deafness threat from audio devices

Make Listening Safe. Image: WHO

At least 1.1 billion young people are at risk of irreversible hearing loss from the unsafe use of personal audio devices and an increasing noisy environment, the UN said Friday.

Raising the alarm, World Health Organization experts said many people don't realise that once they lose their hearing, it won't come back.

Ahead of International Ear Care Day on Tuesday 3 March, WHO's Dr Etienne Krug told Daniel Johnson that while it's a growing problem, "it's not a question of cutting the fun, it's a question of limiting the risk".

Duration: 3’29″

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

       

 

December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031