International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) is a global campaign, founded in 1996 by the Center of Hearing and Communication (CHC), aiming to raise awareness of noise on the welfare and health of people. Noise affects people in many ways, but only deafness and annoyance receive actual interest from the general public. Worldwide, People are called upon to take part via various actions on this occasion: open days on hearing from acousticians, lectures in public health departments, universities and schools, panels of experts, noise level measuring actions, and readings. The day is commemorated on the last Wednesday of April of every year. It is organized in several countries all over the world, such as in Brazil, Chile, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States of America.
To celebrate INAD 2017, our colleagues in the European Acoustics Association (EAA), which along with INCE-USA is an affiliate of the International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), has developed several interesting activities:
While INCE-USA members are not likely to be able to participate in these events, we still encourage you to mark the day and let others know about it. If you participate in any activities celebrating the day, let us know!