One of the interesting things about blogging is that you can never tell which posts are going to attract interest, or when. Today I appeared on ABC Radio National’s Australia Talks, giving my views on the issue of hearing loss.
This is the second time I’ve done an extended media interview on this topic in the last year or so. Both times I was approached solely as a result of this blog post I did on the topic in early 2006. No doubt people have found that blog post as a result of the magic of Google.
Hearing loss is a largely invisible health issue which usually attracts little attention, but it is quite a widespread problem which is likely to get even more common unless more efforts is put into raising awareness of easy it can be to damage your hearing. (And even though I spent 20 minutes on the radio today talking about the need to be more aware of the damage that can be done to our hearing through exposure to loud signs, I’m typing this wearing headphones – as I was when I did up my post three years ago – almost certainly with the music too loud!)