MEXICO CITY.- Senator Alejandra Lagunes Soto Ruiz and Senator Raul Bolaños Cacho Que of the Green Party launched an initiative with which they want to establish in public show prevention measures that prevent and reduce hearing loss in girls 80 more than decibels. , boys and teenagers.
He pointed out that the proposal seeks to reform Article 50 of the General Law on the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents, so that authorities at different levels coordinate to tackle the problem that threatens the health of this segment of the population.
She elaborated that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60 percent of girls and boys who suffer from hearing loss are due to causes and complications that could be prevented with public health measures.
He said that it is estimated that more than one billion adolescents and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the development of poor listening habits.
The senators pointed out that about 60 percent of hearing loss in children is caused by long-term exposure to loud noises, chemicals and ototoxic drugs.
He affirmed that it is necessary to analyze hearing health from childhood, because sometimes it is through injuries at a young age that can be avoided, in addition, he said that hearing impairment affects children’s ability to think, speech, language and Affects behavioral development and girls, which causes barriers to learning and social coexistence.
They highlighted that noise in recreational spaces has a gradual, partial, total, temporary, permanent or cumulative effect on one or both ears, due to the fact that it damages sensory structures, causing hearing loss. it occurs.
Finally, he explained that, according to various sources, recreational noise significantly affects children and adolescents; The case detailed a survey released in Mexico in 2018 by the Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra National Rehabilitation Institute, conducted on 480 elementary, middle and high school students, where the results showed that 200 of the studied ears were exposed to recreational noise Due to hearing loss. ,