Save Your Hearing Day - May 31
Fri, May 31, 2024

Save Your Hearing Day

Save Your Hearing Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to hearing protection. The ears as a sense organ are quite vulnerable to the effects of loud sounds, especially those lasting for long periods of time. The holiday is designed to raise awareness of ways to protect hearing, as well as to support deaf people. It is celebrated on May 31.


There is no reliable information about the appearance of Save Your Hearing Day. Hearing loss has been documented since the ancient world. Specialists examining ancient Egyptian mummies noted damage to the eardrums of some rulers, indicating their lack of hearing. Records have even been found in the papyri about the development of a remedy that would allow people to regain their hearing. People with disabilities were respected and cared for in this state.

Today even hearing-impaired people can live freely thanks to hearing aids. At work, special earphones and earplugs are used to protect hearing. In this way, employers take care of the health of their employees.

Interesting facts

  • The optimal noise level is 45-40 dB. Anything higher already puts an additional strain on the nervous system. After 120 dB, painful sensations start to occur. Eardrum rupture can occur at 200 dB.
  • The first example of a hearing aid was created in 1878 by a German developer, W. Siemens. Modern hearing aids appeared in the 1960s. They were placed directly in the auricle.
  • Earlobes are the only part of the body that stays young until death and does not age.

How to celebrate

Learn more about how hearing aids work and how the human ear works. Go to a clinic to have your hearing checked.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they have hearing problems. What caused them to appear?

When is Save Your Hearing Day celebrated in 2024?

Save Your Hearing Day is observed on May 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 31 2024
Saturday May 31 2025

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