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Seven sounds you'd miss

By Grant Bradley | Oct. 23, 2017

An Emory community-member poses at the EHSO meet and greet.
Two Emory students pose and explain that the sound of the ocean and their dad's laughter are the sounds they'd most miss if they lost their hearing.
An Emory student poses and explains that he'd most miss EDM music if he lost his hearing.
An Emory student poses and explains that she'd most miss the sound of a "bustling crowd."
An Emory student poses and explains that he'd most miss the sound of water.
An Emory student poses and explains that she'd most miss the voices of her loved ones.
An Emory community member poses and explains that he'd most miss the sound of his children's voices.
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Hearing conservation is recognized every October. To illustrate the importance of hearing conservation, the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) interviewed the Emory community at its monthly "Meet and Greet" to ask what sounds were most precious to them.

EHSO manages Emory’s Hearing Conservation program, which protects workers against occupational hearing loss through medical monitoring and periodic personnel noise monitoring. If you listen to music through your headphones, perform yard work or go to concerts, you may be putting your hearing at risk. Tweet the precious sounds in your life @EmoryEHSO using the hashtag #precioussounds

To learn more about the Environmental Health and Safety Office, please visit EHSO.Emory.edu.