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World Hearing Day

Mar 3, 2021

World Hearing Day is a campaign held each year by Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). Activities take place across the globe and an event is hosted at the World Health Organization on March 3. The campaign’s objectives are to share information and promote actions towards the prevention of hearing loss and improved hearing care. The first event was held in 2007.[1] Before 2016 it was known as International Ear Care Day.[2] Each year, the WHO selects a theme, develops educational materials, and makes these freely available in several languages. It also coordinates and reports on events around the globe.

 

The theme of the campaign for 2021 is Hearing Care for All. The launch of the World Report on Hearing is scheduled for March 3, 2021. It is a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course.[1]

 

World Hearing Day 2021: Hearing care for all

3 March 2021

World Hearing Day 2021 marks the launch of the World Report on Hearing, presenting a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course.

The theme of the World Hearing Day is

Hearing care for ALL!

Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate

The World Hearing Day 2021 and the World Report on Hearing present a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course.

The key messages of World Hearing Day 2021 target:

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.
  • Integrate person-centered ear and hearing care within national health plans for universal health coverage.

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

 

We hope that the World Hearing Day 2021 will be a massive call to action. All sectors can demonstrate their leadership by making this year’s event the largest one the country has ever seen.

 

  1. “World Hearing Day: 3 March”. WHO. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. “International Ear Care Day: 3 March”. WHO. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. World Hearing Day – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Hearing_Day
  4. WHO News Room – https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/03/03/default-calendar/world-hearing-day-2021-hearing-care-for-all

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Mar 3, 2021
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