World Hearing Day is an annual global advocacy event and the largest awareness campaign on that calls for action to address hearing loss and related issues. It is celebrated on 3 March with the aims to raise awareness regarding hearing loss, and to promote ear and hearing care at community and national levels across the world. Every year, this day addresses a specific theme, and to reflect this, activities are carried out by World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners.
The theme of the World Hearing Day 2021 is:
Hearing care for ALL!
Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate
For policy makers:
- The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable.
- Timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course.
- Investing in cost effective interventions will benefit people with hearing loss and bring financial gains to the society.
- Governments must act to integrate person-centred ear and hearing care within national health plans for universal health coverage.
For the general public:
- Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life.
- Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be avoided through preventative actions such as: protection against loud sounds; good ear care practices and immunization.
- Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care sought.
- People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly.
- People having hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider.
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Source of info: WHO
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