Our world seems to be getting noisier by the day, so naturally our hearing is going to suffer as a result. Then there are people like me who love their music loud. I enjoy live concerts, and when I'm out and about, my iPod comes with me. Loud gigs and earbuds are a sure fire way to cause myself problems.
Today is to remind us to turn things down occasionally. I do this when I'm reading. I prefer to read in silence, giving my ears a rest.