International Noise Awareness Day

Wednesday, April 24 is International Noise Awareness Day, a global campaign organized by the Center for Hearing and Communication. Unless or until our hearing is impacted or we start to feel the accumulated negative impacts from a persistent noise source we tend to overlook the discomfort and eventual harm of unwanted noise on people, animals and the ecosystem. The air and soundscape we share as a community does not belong to any one individual or group.

I believe we have a civic and moral obligation to use the public commons in ways that do not distract or injure others.

For more information on hearing health practices, check out NoiseAwareness.org.

Nalini Lasiewicz
La Cañada Flintridge