GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) has donated earplugs, for children, to the Sint Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF), intended to be used during the Children’s Parade scheduled for April 8th and other activities in which very loud music is generated.
The SCDF will distribute the earplugs to persons with children during the parades.
CPS urges the population to be aware that loud music can cause hearing damage, especially in young children, and as such it is important to protect them from loud pitches, tones and in general overly loud music by avoiding these as much as possible, and avoid standing in close proximity of speakers of sound trucks.
Prolonged exposure can result in damage, which can be irreversible.
For any questions or concerns regarding this or other health topics, CPS can be contacted at 542-3003.