On International Noise Awareness Day, GAES started a campaign to make the population aware of how noise can affect hearing health.
The action included the participation of the general public to create a large mural to protest against noise, designed by the nationally famous artist Juan Diaz-Faes.
To promote greater awareness of hearing among the population, we promoted “Inaudito. La aventura de oír”, the first exhibition devoted to hearing in our country. The exhibition seeks to provide an insight into the subject, move visitors and convey a message of social awareness and prevention regarding hearing health.
Through 20 interactive modules, the exhibition covers different subjects related to hearing, from the more physiological aspects to more social issues involving hearing impairment, and invites visitors on a journey through the history of technological progress in the field of hearing correction. Educational activities are also scheduled, aimed at different groups.
Since its inauguration in 2008, it has visited many different cities in Spain and travelled to Latin America in 2011. In total, around 500,000 people have visited the exhibition.
GAES is committed to improving people’s general hearing health, which is why it is involved in projects that help improve quality of life. Together with DKV Seguros, we have set up the “Ruido y Salud” Health and Environment Observatory to provide an insight into how noise has a negative effect on our wellbeing and health.
GAES and DKV Seguros seek to encourage awareness of the direct relationship that may exist between noise and the appearance or increase in health problems such as hearing impairment, profound sleep disorders, oral communication impediments, reduced performance and stress, as well as the strategies to be implemented to ensure healthy sound environment.
As a result of this collaboration, we have promoted three reports produced by the Ecología y Desarrollo Foundation (ECODES): “Ruido y salud” (2012), “Ruido y salud en Barcelona” (2014), “Ruido y salud en Madrid” (2017).