Día para la Concienciación sobre el Ruido en Puerto Rico, 29 abril 2009

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En Puerto Rico, la Ley 416 de Política Pública Ambiental declara el último miércoles del mes de Abril de cada año como el Día para la Concienciación sobre el Ruido en Puerto Rico. Además, el League for the Hard of Hearing (www.LHH.org) conmemora el International Noise Awareness Day. Algunos consejos del League for the Hard of Hearing para ese dia inlcuyen: Among the many activities planned for this event: - Quiet Diet: Follow the steps for the Recipe for a Quiet Diet. Highlight the day with 60 Seconds of No Noise from 2:15 - 2:16 p.m., regardless of location. This one-minute period will highlight the impact noise has on our hearing and health while giving participants a reprieve from the everyday noises around them. To Get Started You, too, can participate in International Noise Awareness Day. To make the strongest impact, we recommend that community activists and/or groups work with professional organizations concerned with noise. The following steps may be of assistance: *Professionals Contact local grassroots anti-noise community groups. *Community Groups Contact local hospitals, speech and hearing clinics or Universities for support. *Analyze Your Local Community Code Attend local community meetings and evaluate codes and enforcement procedures. Look for other individuals at these meetings with similar concerns. Contact your local Department of Environmental Protection and/or Police Department for information about the noise code and its enforcement. *Coordinate Free Hearing Screenings Work with speech and hearing clinics, Universities or hearing professionals to provide free hearing screenings in your community. (Most hospitals and Speech and Hearing Centers provide free public hearing screenings as a matter of course. Scheduling these screenings on the date of INAD will help to promote International Noise Awareness Day). *Spread the Word Educate friends, co-workers, community board members, local police, your patients, etc. about the harmful effects of noise on hearing and health. *Encourage the use of hearing protection, when appropriate. Encourage consideration of each other's right to peace and quiet. *Post The Noise Center's Fact Sheets Educate the public about the potential danger of noisy toys to children's hearing; the impact of aircraft noise; the harmful effects of noise on health; and the risk of loud recreational activities to our hearing. *Contact Local School Districts Determine if there are any anti-noise programs currently in place in the curriculum.