Awareness is an essential step in prevention and control of all kind of risks, in workplaces and in everyday life as well. Prevention and education on avoiding acoustically bad behaviors can reduce the probability of auditive and extra-auditive diseases, affecting the more general human wellness and comfort levels. Various activities are developed in many countries in the frame of national and international awareness programs,  giving to schools and communities the  opportunity to raise awareness among children and young people on problems associated with exposure to excessive noise and to educate them in listening to sounds and soundscapes. The Center for Hearing and Communication is the founder and promoter of  the International Noise Awareness Day (INAD), an initiative that gives evidence to dangers deriving by long-term exposure to noise.  Every year many Acoustical Societies celebrate this event in Schools and Public places.

Autori: Luzzi, Mariconte, Natale